Obituaries of residents & former residents of
Yorkton, Saskatchewan

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ACHTEMICHUK - Henry William passed away on Monday, June 16, 2008 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 84 years of age. Henry was born on August 19, 1923 on the family farm in the Playmore district of Sask; the son of Wasyl and Lena (nee Bodnarik) Achtemichuk. Henry was raised on the family farm and received his education at Luzan School. Following this and during the war Henry was employed in a gold mine in Ontario and was known to say "I didn't mind working underground!" After this he returned home and helped his parents on the farm until they retired to Yorkton. As well, Henry was employed in several movie theatres as a projectionist in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He met Ann Kuzyk after her husband died. They were united in marriage on November 21, 1964. Together they farmed in the Canora area and made their home on the farm following their retirement. In 2004 they moved to Canora Sask. Ann died on May 3, 2005; however Henry continued to live in Canora until his untimely passing on. Henry was a quiet man and lived a simple life. He enjoyed working with tractors and machinery and also loved to play Ukrainian music on his C.D. Player. Henry was a much loved man who will be missed. Henry was predeceased by his mother in 1975, father in 1982 and his wife Annie in 2005. He leaves to cherish his memory his sister: Paula Achtemichuk of Winnipeg, MB, Mary Stucker of Fort Lauderdale, FLA; uncle Jacob (Nettie) Bodnarik; many cousins and his good friends. The funeral service was held on Friday morning, June 20, 2008 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Famly Centre with Pastor Daphne Bender of Christ Lutheran Church, Rhein, Sask. officiating. All those who knew Henry were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke Yorkotn memorial Gardens with: Lorne Naherney, John, Carol Kosar, Jacob Doroshenko, Howard Bodnarik and Wendell Gnyp serving as Casket Bearers. Henry's family would like to thank sincerely for sharing in their sorrow. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated and will always be remembered. A heartfelt thank you to Carol and John Kosar for being Henry's special friends.

ADAMSON - Tressa Jean (nee Fraser), passed away peacefully at her home in Yorkton, with family by her side on November 14, 2006 at the age of ninety-four years. Jean was born at La Riviere, Manitoba on July 17, 1912, the second daughter of Archibald and Tressa Fraser. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Robert Adamson; her sister, Gladys Reeder; brothers, Gordon, Ralph, Archie and Harvey Fraser and nephew, Bruce Fraser. She leaves to cherish her memory her brother, Thomas Fraser (Saskatoon, SK); sisters-in-law, Charmian Fraser (Markham, ON), Jean Adamson (York, England); nephews, Earl (Gerry Ann) Fraser (Yorkton, SK), John (Marilyn) Fraser (Almonte, ON), Glenn Fraser (Crestline, California), Gordon Fraser (Toronto, ON), Harve (Carol) Fraser (Lake Forest, Illinois), Robert (Mary) Fraser (Unionville, ON), and nieces, Carol (Richard) Slater (Unity, SK), Lorna Davis (Penetanguishene, ON), Evelyn (Terry) Degrood (Boerne, Texas), Shirley (Bill) Hanna (Stoney Plain, AB) as well as grand nieces and nephews and great grand nieces and nephews and their families. Jean moved to Yorkton in 1923 with her family and graduated from the Yorkton Collegiate Institute in June 1930. She always wanted to be a teacher so attended Regina Normal School and graduated in 1931. She taught as a substitute teacher from 1931 to 1936 then as luck would have it a permanent position became available to teach Grade one at Burke School where she taught from 1936 to 1951. At the closing of Burke School in 1951 Jean was transferred to Victoria School and continued teaching Grade one until her retirement in June 1973. The interest and love of learning prompted her to apply for a teaching sabbatical to attend the University of Saskatchewan. To this point in history a female teacher had never been granted a Sabbatical but undaunted she applied anyway. After interviews and discussions with the Board her request was approved, and she became the first female teacher in Yorkton to be granted this career option. With a year’s sabbatical granted she attained her Bachelor of Arts Degree (1966) and by attending Summer school over the next few years attained her Bachelor of Education Degree (1969). The interest in Education was not her only passion she traveled throughout Europe and Japan with her sister Gladys from 1964 to 1979 and with friends she attended the Silver Broom World Curling Championships in 1985 (Glasgow, Scotland) and in 1988 (Bern, Switzerland). Jean was also active in many organizations: The Past Grand Chief and Charter member of the Pythian Sisters, Mizpah Temple #4, Yorkton, Member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Yorkton Chapter #92, Charter Member and first Secretary of the Yorkton Kinnette Club, an Elder in the St. Andrews United Church and a member of the board for many years, belonged to the Yorkton and District Chapter of the Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan and was a member of the Yorkton branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women. Jean had a great love of music and entered many winning choirs and vocal soloists in the Yorkton Music Festival, where she was the accompanying pianist for the children she entered. For her work with the Music Festival she was presented a Certificate of Appreciation for her many years of work in connection with the festival.

ALSTAD - Evelyn Ann Mearns (nee Mackie) passed away on November 18, 2008 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was 85 years of age. She was the daughter of Robert and Jane (nee McGregor) Mackie. Evelyn was born on November 16, 1923 at Fyvie Aberdeenshire Scotland. She came to Canada, with her parents and older brother Leslie (Scotty), on February 26, 1926 at the tender age of two. The family settled in the Melfort district where she received all of her education and then was employed at the Bank of Commerce. Evelyn was a strong believer in the work of the church from a very early age. On Sundays, she would walk to church with her parents. Later she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and became a member of the Anglican Church Ladies Auxiliary. It was at church she met her future husband, James Arthur "Art" Alstad, who had just moved to Melfort after returning from overseas. On June 1, 1952 they were married at the All Saints Anglican Church in Melfort. They were blessed with three daughters, Heather, Roxanne and Shari. When the children came along, Evelyn became a full-time mother and housewife. The family moved to Yorkton in 1966. Here Evelyn joined the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary which she thoroughly enjoyed. While in the Legion, Evelyn served a term as President and many years as a convenor. In recognition of her over 30 years of service, she was awarded with a Life Time Membership. Evelyn and her husband Art operated a convenience store, "Last Chance", for a few years until they retired in 1983. Evelyn was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who always had her family's best interest at heart. She was very supportive and encouraging with all of her family members but at the same time she would offer her opinion if she felt it warranted. As a mother, she encouraged her daughters to become members of the Anglican Church Junior Auxiliary and later to become involved in the Royal Canadian Legion. Evelyn was very proud of her Scottish heritage. She left lasting impressions on her family in regards to the clans, tartans and folklore of her birth country. Some of Evelyn's hobbies were playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, reading, and of course sewing. She was extremely talented as a seamstress where she made clothing for her daughters, suits for her husband, draperies for her home, and clothing requested from friends who recognized her talent. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, a brother, a sister and a granddaughter, Amy Lianne Ostafie. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Art, three daughters - Heather (Robert Doroshenko), Roxanne Alstad, and Shari Ostafie; grandchildren - Craig Alstad, Scott and Ryan Doroshenko, Michael, Lianne and Ashley Ostafie; and great-grandson Ayden Ostafie. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium, with interment in the Columbarium in the Garden of Memories with grandson craig Alstad serving as the urnbearer. The funeral service was held on Monday, November 24, 2008 from the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Yorkton. Rev. Kim Salo officiated with Susan Salo and Deacon Luanne Hrywkiw assisting. The eulogy was given by Craig Alstad. The organist, Judy Berg led members of the Church Choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. A reception followed at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall.

ANDERSON - Audrey Joyce (nee Helberg), beloved wife of Lorne of Yorkton, SK passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 after a four-year courageous battle. Audrey was born on June 9, 1934 in Wadena, Saskatchewan to Elmer & Helen (nee Holte) Helberg. She was the younger of two daughters. Audrey attended school in Wadena and Teachers College in Saskatoon and taught in both Regina and Churchbridge. Audrey was united in marriage to Lorne Anderson on August 6, 1956 in Wadena. They made their home wherever Lorne's occupation took them. She was a dedicated homemaker who devoted her time to exclusively raising her family. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed many activities, especially those that involved her family. Audrey spent many hours gardening and sewing. Her special talent was that she lovingly and meticulously archived family history. Despite her illness, she created four beautiful memory books for each of her grandchildren. Audrey was strong in her faith and active in her church, teaching Sunday School and participating in Auxiliary groups. She was always helpful when needed. Audrey was predeceased by her father, Elmer in 1985 and her mother, Helen in 2003 and several aunts and uncles. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory her beloved husband of fifty-one years, Lorne of Yorkton; her two sons, Randy Anderson of Victoria and Terry Anderson of Marsh Lake, Yukon; her daughter, Donna (David) Shuster of Ottawa, ON; four grandchildren, Rachel & Derek Anderson of Victoria, BC and Amanda and Jared Shuster of Ottawa; her sister, Vivian Baker of Wadena and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Monday afternoon, December 3, 2007 from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Yorkton, SK. With Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. Joleen Cherland was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns. Norm Graff and Jolene Cherland sang "The Lord's Prayer" (music by Lorna Gibney). The interment took place on Tuesday morning, December 4, 2007 in the Garden of Gethsemane Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

ANDERSON - Gertrude Olga Anderson (nee Kilpatrick) was born in Rivers, Manitoba on April 11, 1910. She passed away in Yorkton on January 31, 2003 with daughters Beverly and Shirley at her side. Predeceased by her husband Gust in 1990. Dear mom of Doreen, Shirley, Beverly (Elvin), Barry (Eileen), Dale (Eileen); dearest grandma of Diane, Gary (Deb), Lee (Marilyn), Anthony (Rosa), Nancy (Dale), Sharon (Calvin), Len, Lynda (Garnet), Darryl (Cathy), Jolynn (Jeff), Tammy (Todd); and special great grandma of Kalen, Brandy, Chandra, Daryle, Scott, Elisha, Eric, Danielle, Carissa, Alanna, Kendra, Connor, Ross, Amanda, Vanessa, Brady, Dyllan, Jordan and Jade. Cremation. According to Mom's wishes a private family service was conducted by Sheila Lavender of St. Andrew's United Church, Yorkton. Eulogy by nephew Roy Ellingson of Minnedosa, MB.

ANDERSON - Lance Lionel, known to all as Lanny, was born on April 26, 1955 at Preeceville, Saskatchewan; a son of Eileen (nee Lippert) and Don Anderson. Lanny received his education in Yorkton, attending Simpson, Burke, Dr. Brass, and the Yorkton Regional High School. As a young man, Lanny ventured to Edmonton, and was employed at Crossroads Industries, later moving to Vancouver with the same company. On April 9, 1983 he was married to Shaun Ohochinsky. Lanny eventually returned to Yorkton from Vancouver, and was employed at the Anderson Lodge as the Recreational Director. He then worked briefly for Steamatic of Yorkton, and had last been employed at Grain Millers Canada. Lanny was diagnosed with cancer early this year, and had been receiving hospital care since that time. He passed away on Friday, December 15, 2006 at the Saskatoon City Hospital. He was 51 years of age. Lanny was a huge sports fan, hockey was his favorite (the Toronto Maple Leafs in particular), other hobbies included darts, pool, cards, reading, and doing crossword puzzles. He was predeceased by his father in 1976, his mother in 1994; and his grandparents: Emma and Adolf Anderson, and Charlie and Gertrude Peterson. He is survived by a son and daughter: Kane (fiancé Keri Bates) of Winnipeg; and Shelby (boyfriend Mark Newans) of Yorkton; three brothers and a sister and their families: Colin Anderson and daughter Kaycea of Edmonton; Hal Anderson of Langley BC; Judy (Daniel) Wasylyniuk and daughters Brandi and Brooklin of Yorkton; and Corey (Tekena) Anderson and boys Daniel and Dawson of Yorkton; and numerous other relatives and friends.

ANDERSON - Peter (July 29, 1918 - June 13, 2008) was born on the family farm north of Churchbridge in the Rothbury District to Thorleifur and Hallvardina (Arneson) Anderson. He passed away at the Langenburg Special Care Home at the age of 89 years. On May 16, 1952 he married Runa Magnusson and they began farming together north of Churchbridge raising both grain and cattle. In the fall of 1957 they moved to Hodgeville, Sask for the winter months but returned to farming in the Spring of 1958. All his life Peter loved the land and the way of life on the farm even though it was hard at times. Side by side Peter and Runa worked together through the good and bad times until their retirement in 1985 and their move into town. He remained busy after retirement and was a faithful member of Concordia Lutheran Church and sang bass in the choir for many years. He also served on church council both as president and councillor. Peter and Runa traveled to Iceland in 1987, a trip they throughly enjoyed. Peter is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Runa; a sister Mary; sisters-in-law, Sophie and Clara as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Jon, Hal, Mindy, Arni and Oli; sisters, Arna, Margaret and Emma and brothers-in-law, John Johnson, George Rubiletz and Albert Heise.

ANDERSON - Sophie Marie (nee Remus) passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2009 at the Esterhazy Centennial Special Care Home at the age of 90 years. Sophie was born February 6, 1919 on the family farm near Langenburg, Saskatchewan, the second child of Adolf and Elizabeth Remus (nee Frick). She received her education at Union Hill School. Sophie attended church and was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Langenburg, Saskatchewan. In her later years she attended services at the United Church at Castleton, Saltcoats and then in Churchbridge. On June 29, 1953 Sophie married Olafur Anderson. They farmed north of Churchbridge until 1987 when they retired and moved into town. In March of 2003 failing health made it necessary for both Oli and Sophie to make their home in the Esterhazy Care Home. Sophie worked side by side with Oli on the farm. She was a hard worker and a very good cook and baker. Until her marriage, Sophie worked at Olson’s Store in Churchbridge as well as doing house work for them. Sophie is survived by her sisters-in-law, Runa and Clara Anderson; Mary Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Oli; her parents, Adolf and Elizabeth Remus, sister, Eleanora Schmidt, half brothers, Rudolph, Joseph and Frank Miller and in-laws, August Schmidt, Christina Miller, John, Hal, Mindy, Arni, Arna and Pete Anderson, John Johnson, George and Margaret Rubelitz and Albert and Emma Heise.

ANDREYCIW - Wasyl Andreyciw of Benito entered eternal rest on Saturday, November 11, 2000 at the Swan River Valley Hospital. He was 97 years, 11 months, 13 days of age. Wasyl, a son of Theodore and Anna was born on November 29, 1902 at Iwankiw, Borschiw, Western Ukraine. In 1928 he immigrated to Canada. Wasyl's northern work venture took him to The Pas, MB, sawmills on the Saskatchewan River for a short time. Soon after he accepted a job of building the railway track to the Port of Churchill, MB. After several years of work there he decided to check the Peace River, AB, country in hope of a homestead. While working at Churchill he had met a gentleman from Arran, SK. Wasyl came to the area south of Arran with him. It was here that he purchased a quarter of land and began farming. Besides raising sheep, cattle and bees for honey, Wasyl kept busy in his blacksmith shop sharpening plough shares and fixing machinery for neighbours. Many times he received no pay for his hard physical work. He enjoyed working with wood and doing carpentry work. During his life he built several spinning wheels, a variety of furniture and numerous caskets for neighbours. In the latter part of 1950 Wasyl was joined by Andriana Wolf and her family. They continued to work and reside on the farm until October, 1972 when they moved to Benito, MB. During his retirement, Wasyl continued with his love for woodwork by building furniture and several grandfather's clocks. He also loved gardening and often experimented with new varieties of vegetables. Up until two years ago, Wasyl would bake cakes twice a week and walk uptown for groceries. In his spare time Wasyl enjoyed reading his Ukrainian newspapers, keeping a diary and doing bookkeeping until two years ago. Preceased by his parents, a sister in Ukraine and his wife Andriana in 1997; Wasyl leaves to cherish his memory a step-daughter Verna (Metro) Kobelka of Swan River, MB; a step son Victor (Christine) Wolf of Arran, SK; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Prayer services were held on Tuesday, November 14th at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Arran. Funeral services continued on Wednesday, November 15th at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Rev. Father Ivan Petrouchtchak officiating. The cantor, Mike Brischuk, assisted by members of the parish choir led in the singing of the services. The crossbearer was Mike Makuch and the sacristan was Tony Repula. The interment followed in the Riverside Cemetery, Kamsack with Henry Wolf, Bill Kobelka, Carol Coville, Louise Wolf, Ken Kobelka and Larry Kobelka serving as the casket bearers.

ANDRUS - Walter Edward, of Kamsack, entered eternal rest on September 7, 2008 at the Kamsack Health Centre. He was 89 years of age. Walter Edward Andrus was born on December 26, 1918 in the Mazeppa district, SK. He was the son born to John and Mary (nee Pelat) Andrusiw. He was raised on the family farm and educated at Mazeppa School and the Yorkton Collegiate. He went on to attend Teacher's College in Moose Jaw. He began teaching in the Rhein area. Walter served in the Canadian Army from 1942 to 1945. Upon his discharge he returned to help on the family farm. In 1949 Walter was united in marriage to Sophie Pakosh. The couple farmed until 1959 when they left the farm and Walter went back teaching. His teaching career took him to Arran, Veregin and Kamsack areas. In 1967 they moved to Kamsack and in 1971 Walter retired from teaching. Walter was a member of the Kamsack Senior Centre where he enjoyed playing cards and pool. He also belonged to and supported the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Walter entered eternal rest on September 7, 2008 at the Kamsack Health Centre. He was 89 years of age. Walter was predeceased by his father in 1971;brother Tony in 1988; wife Sophie in 1988; and his mother in 1995. He leaves to cherish his memory special friend Mary and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayers were held on Wednesday, September 10th and the Funeral Service was held on Thursday, September 11th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Patrick Powalinsky of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kamsack District officiating. The responses were led by Zennovia Duch. Honourary Bearers were "All those who were touched by Walter's life". The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ernie Pelat, Darcy Korol, Orest Korol, Harold Popoff, Morris Davyduk and Eugene Korol serving as casket bearers.

APPLETON - Frederick "Fred", of Churchbridge, Sk. passed away peacefully at the Langenburg Centennial Care Home on Monday, September 11, 2006 at the age of 90 years. Frederick was born April 28th, 1916 in the Zeneta Dist., Sask., the eldest son of Fred and Amy Appleton. He started school in the Zeneta Dist., and at the age of 10 the family moved to the Dovedale Dist. where he lived on the family farm until his health forced him to move to Maple Street Manor in Esterhazy in April 2005. Other than one summer working for Ewald Kaeding he worked on the farm with his Dad and brother eventually taking over the mixed farming operation for himself. As a young man he enjoyed dancing and spent many enjoyable hours going to country dances with his sister Rose and neighbours. Sunday was always a special day spent playing softball at the Harry Banks farm. Another Sunday favourite was to go fishing with his father off the banks of the Cutarm Creek just south of the farm. This began a life long passion for animals and the outdoors. He spent much time in later years with his nephews fishing at Lake of the Prairies. He enjoyed feeding the 'jumpers' in the yard, and a bird feeder was always full especially for the humming birds which he enjoyed to watch from the kitchen window. In his younger years he enjoyed trapping and spent many a winter checking his trapline and selling the furs. He took great pride in keeping his yard neat and tidy. He loved to play pool, cards and could rarely be beat at crokinole. He enjoyed his Saturday night hockey. Although a bachelor he had a great sense of family being a caregiver to his father - driving every single day to Yorkton for over 2 years to feed his father before his passing, and to each of his sisters in their final years. He was a life-long member of Christchurch Anglican in Churchbridge. He was predeceased by his mother and father, brother Douglas, Sisters Gertrude, Ruth, Nancy, Doris and Rose. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother-in-law Joe Jurick of Churchbridge and 13 nieces and nephews and their families. He will be remembered for being always on time, piping hot Red Rose tea, going to 'roost' early and awake with the chickens. Perhaps this was his secret to a long life. The Funeral service was held on Saturday afternoon, September 16, 2006 from St. Mary's R.C. Church, Churchbridge, Sk., with Rev. Ed McManus of the Anglican Church of Canada officiating. The organist was Myrna Jenson leading the Congregation in the Hymns. Memories of Fred's life were conveyed by nephew Rick Larson. All those in attendance and who knew Fred were Honourary Bearers. Following a memorial luncheon the interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark,Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Allynn Jurick, Donald Jurick,John Malcolm, Derrel Larson, Jim Miller and Ron Johnson serving as Casket Bearers

ARNOTT - Keith, beloved husband of Eva Arnott of Yorkton passed away on Monday, August 6, 2001 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was 87 years of age. Keith Arnott was born on June 8, 1914 at Eastend, Sask, the eldest child of Levi and Ruth (nee Waugh) Arnott. He was raised on the family farm and attended school at Eastend, Kinbrae and Grenfell. Following his education, Keith worked for farmers in the district, later working at Fort Francis in the logging camps. On July 23, 1938, Keith married Eva Bradshaw at International Falls, Minnesota. The couple farmed at Atwater until 1960 when they moved to Yorkton where Keith was employed at Morris Industries until his retirement in 1981. Fishing, camping and sports were favourite pastimes, but the farm was always in his heart. This was demonstrated by the countless hours spent after his retirement working the land on the McAlpine farm. Keith had also been a member of the United Commercial Travellers. Keith & Eva resided on Gladstone Avenue for a number of years before moving into their Bradbrooke Drive apartment. Predeceased by his parents and a brother Harvey, he leaves to cherish his memory his wife Eva of Yorkton; daughter Marian and her husband Stewart McAlpine of Esterhazy; son Kenneth and his wife Janet of Saskatoon; grandchildren Robbie McAlpine (Carolyn) of Calgary and Scott McAlpine (Lisa) of Regina, Reid Arnott of Saskatoon, Jennifer Arnott of Saskatoon and Megan Arnott of Australia; four great grandchildren, Adam, Teresa, Michael & Meagan (McAlpine); brothers Garry (Zelda) of Cardinal, ON, Vic of Esterhazy, Archie of Yorkton, Andy (Murial) of Victoria BC, Norman (Irene) of Christina Lake BC; sisters, Ruby Graham (Robert) of Bredenbury and Jean Holland of Bredenbury, numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. His quick wit and sense of humour will be missed by his family and friends. A memorial service was held on Thursday, August 9, 2001 in the Garden of St. Matthew at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Reid Arnott as urnbearer. Rev. Daryl Woods of St. Andrew's United Church officiated and Jeff Niebergall gave the Scripture readings. The reception followed at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre.

ASHCROFT - Thomas George, or “Tom” to his friends, family and colleagues was born on October 19, 1937 in Swan River, Manitoba. He was the youngest of nine children born to David and Isabel (nee Wood) Ashcroft. Tom was raised on the family farm at Swan River, where he also attended high school. He often spoke fondly of his childhood on the family farm. And to the very end, he never forgot where he came from and had hoped that he could have seen the farm one more time. Upon graduation from High School he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1958, and began his training in Ottawa. After graduation, he was posted in many locations throughout the province of Saskatchewan. While Tom was posted at Melville, he began a courtship with Joan Rinquist. On June 9, 1962, Joan and Tom were married at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Melville. Tom and Joan, and their two sons, Robert and Scott began their life together in Melville. While living in Melville, their child, Colleen was born on July 29, 1963. In 1994, after his 36th year as a RC.M.P. Officer, Tom retired as a Staff Sergeant from the Yorkton Subdivision. Tom and Joan were already living in their log home on an acreage outside of Yorkton. Both worked tirelessly on their dream home, planting trees, planting gardens, manicuring the lawn and the flower beds. Tom and Joan shared a love for beauty, nature, travelling, family and each other. Tom and Joan’s life together stands as a testimony of the love they shared with each other and the love they shared with their family. Unfortunately, after a long battle with heart disease and cancer, Tom succumbed to these diseases on March 11, 2010 at the age of 72. Tom was predeceased by his parents, David and Isabel; brothers, Jack, Joe, David, Frank and sister, Mary. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Joan; sons, Robert (Audrey) and Scott (Bonnie); daughter, Colleen; granddaughters, Skye, Autumn and Rae; his brother, Basil; his sisters, Margaret Harrison and Anne Krupa; his sisters-in-law, Peggy and Helen, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

AUSTMAN - Wally. Born June 9, 1932, Regina, Wally was a chosen son of Gudlina and Olgier Austman of Spy Hill. Wally attended Deer Horn School until after Grade 8 when he began work as a farm hand in Manitoba. He later returned to the Spy Hill area where he was hired on Leslie Walker's farm. It was there that he found the love of his life, Doreen Walker. This started a relationship that lasted more than 60 years and bonded the two in a marriage of nearly 55. In 1950, at age 18, Wally joined the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (P.P.C.L.I.) and was trained as a paratrooper. When the Korean War broke out, Wally signed up for duty, staying until 1953. On his return to Canada, he first worked for the CPR Railway, and then learned the upholstery trade. Wally married Doreen on July 21, 1955. Over the next few years, they had three children – Daryl, Tamara and Deidre. They moved from Moose Jaw, to Brandon, MB, and then purchased and moved back to Doreen's family farm in Ingleside, SK. Wally farmed for a few years, and then opened his upholstery shop; first on the farm and then moving to Russell, MB, from the late 1960's until 1973. The family then moved to Yorkton where Wally's Upholstery & Doreen's Fabrics remained open for over 20 years. Wally was always a very busy man. During the early 70's to mid 80's, Wally ran the upholstery shop, judged figure skating all over Saskatchewan and Manitoba, obtained his GED and took some university classes, became a Coordinator for the Parkland Community College and taught upholstery classes. Later on, Wally also became involved with the local theatre group, Paper Bag Players as the sound, lighting and stage man. He also enjoyed being a part of Parkland Writers’ Alliance, where he was encouraged to write down some of the many stories he had to tell. In 1994, Wally “retired” from the upholstery business and joined the Commissionaires. Many people got to know Wally as he did his rounds at the Yorkton Library, the Parkland Mall and many other locations. Wally was a proud member of Branch #77 of the Royal Canadian Legion and represented his Korean Veterans’ Association on many important occasions. He felt honoured to carry the flag as part of the Colour Party. Because of his war record, Wally was selected to be the driver for Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor, Lynda Haverstock, when she came to Yorkton, as well as to be part of Princess Anne's Honour Guard during her visit to Yorkton. Wally found joy in so many things – he was always looking for a new adventure, a new computer program or gadget, a new way to fix or improve anything and everything – Wally always knew there was a better or more efficient way of doing things. He was a voracious reader – devouring both novels and international news on-line. Wally loved to talk and wasn’t able to go anywhere without stopping to chat with someone. He loved to travel and visited many amazing places, including Korea, Japan, England, Spain, Australia, Barbados and Paris. One of Wally's most joyous moments in his adult life was finding his birth family and getting to know his birth siblings, George, Clifford, and Helen and his new extended family. On January 22, 2010, after a long and valiant fight, Wally passed away, surrounded by his loving family, from complications due to heart surgery. Wally is survived by his much-loved wife, Doreen; son, Daryl; daughters, Tami (Shawn) Hall and Deidre (Darin) Feist, and grandson, Keenan Hall. Wally is also survived by his brothers, Wilfred (Helen) Austman, George (Marie Jean) McLelland, sister, Helen Lepley and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by many.

AZURE - Colin Joseph, of Regina and formerly of Yorkton, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2003 at Regina; he was 44 years of age. Colin was born on April 7, 1959 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan; a son of Dora Azure. When he was two years of age his mother died. Colin went to live with his aunt and uncle Lillian and Eugene Brazeau and their family. They became Colin's parents. He received his education at St. Alphonsus School and St. Joseph's Junior High before beginning work: first at Leon's Manufacturing and then moving to different companies before settling in Regina and working for Flynn Canada as a roofer. This is where he continued to work until his passing Colin was a talented athlete. He enjoyed playing many sports including hockey and football and loved to hunt and fish. When he lived in Yorkton he was involved as a boxer in the Yorkton Boxing Club. Colin also was talented in the art of refinishing furniture. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his special companion Robin Pelletier of Regina. His step parents Lillian Brazeau of Yorkton and Eugene (Muriel) Brazeau of Norquay, SK. His brothers: Laurie (Patty) of Fort, Saskatchewan Alberta, Arnold (Leslie) of Regina, SK. and Jerry (Joan Nepinak) of Yorkton. His step - brothers and sisters: Laurie (Marilyn) Brazeau of Calgary, AB., Nancy (Rene) Shewkenek of Yorkton, SK., Nelson (Sylvia) Brazeau of Yorkton, SK., Wayne (Cheryle) Brazeau of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sk., and Michelle (Les) Fraser of LaJord, SK. along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Dora; brothers: Stanley and Wally, step-brother Ben and step-sister Pauline. Prayer services were held on Sunday evening, September 7, 2003. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, September 8, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeal Home Yorkton with Deacon Urban Kiernan of St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Officiating. The organist lead the congregation in a hymn. Nancy Shewkenek was the guitarist and sang the Hymn: 'ConsiderThe Lillies' with Ricky Flamont singing 'Ride Out Your Storm'. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Nelson, Ralph and Mitch Brazeau, Les Fraser, Joe Vitkauskas and Barry Pelletier serving as Casket Bearers.

AZURE - Jerry Peter, beloved husband of Joan Nepinak was called home on August 20th, 2006 in Yorkotn. He was 45 years, 3 months and 18 days old at the time of his untimely passing. Jerry was born in Yorkton on May 2, 1961 to Dora Azure. He was the youngest of six sons. Jerry attended school in Yorkton at St. Alphonsus and Dr. Brass. He was raised by his grandmother, Clarice (Grandma Alice) Azure until her death. At the tender age of 13, Jerry moved to Calgary and lived with his aunt Dorothy. Throughout the years, Jerry lived in Winnipeg, Calgary and Regina. He had considered Yorkton his hometown. He was the proud father of Adrienne (Krysten) McIvor, Jerid, Shayla, stepfather of Alexis, Prairie, Travis, Kyle, Krystal, Shayla, stepfather of Alexis, Prairie, Travis, Kyle, Krystal, Kayla and grandfather of 8 grandchildren. Jerry met the love of his life Joan Nepinak in 1997. Since that time they had resided together as husband and wife. Jerry had many interests and hobbies: painting, arts & crafts, hunting, all sports in general and giving haircuts. He taught boxing at the Yorkton Friendship Centre. Throughout the years he was a member of the Metis Society and the Yorkton Friendship Centre. He was well known for his love of laughter, socializing and his kindness. This is just one little example of Jerry's kindness. One day in Winnipeg, he was walking down the street when he came upon a little boy. Jerry at the time only had five dollars in his pocket. Not knowing who the little boy was, he took him to McDonald's and fed him and than walked him home. Jerry was predeceased by his mother Dora Azure, three brothers Stanley, Wally and Colin Azure, his grandmother Clarice Azure. Jerry is survived by his wife, Joan, his three children, Adrienne (Krysten) of Winnipeg, Shayla of Regina and Jerid of Yorkton, his six stepchildren Alexis (Jenson), Prairie, Travis, Kyle, Krystal and Kayla, grandchildren , two brothers Laurie (Patty) of Fort Saskatchewan, Arnold , (Leslie) of Regina, a very special aunt Lillian Brazeau of Yorkton, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A wake was held on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006 from the Yorkton Friendship Centre. A Service of Comfort was held on Thursday, August 24th, 2006. Funeral Services were held on Friday, August 25th, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. from the Yorkton Friendship Centre with Pastor Rick Flamont of the Grace River Mission officiating. Special music was performed by Nancy Shewkenek and family. The hymns were 'Amazing Grace' and 'In The Sweet Bye and Bye'. Honorary Bearers were all those who knew and loved Jerry. Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Nelson Brazeau, Wayne Brazeau, Barry Pelletier, Stewart Brazeau, Landry Langan, Barry Balabuch, Daniel Pritchard and Kyle Shingoose serving as the casket bearers.

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BACKLUR - Ambrose. It is with great saddness that the family of Ambrose Backlur beloved husband and best friend of JoAnne announce his passing June 1, 2004 following a courageous battle with Cancer at the age of 64 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Ambrose was born in the Yorkton area on Feb. 24, 1940, the only son of Eva & Alex Backlur. He attended high school at the Yorkton Collegiate Institute, continued his education through farm management courses, and was a member of the Dunleath School Board, Dunleath Telephone Committee and Saskatchewan Wheat Pool for 25 years. Ambrose Married JoAnne (Kobitz) on Nov. 4, 1967 and together they were blessed with a daughter, Lisa. The family resided in Yorkton until 1973 when they built a new house and started a new life on the family farm. Ambrose's whole life was devoted to his love of farming. He started driving tractors at the age of 9. Always available to help anyone, he never refused a neighbour with calving troubles, and would spend hours in his shop welding, building, fixing, servicing and providing basic carpentry for all in need. John Deere equipment held a soft spot for Ambrose but his favorite was a little Allis chore tractor that he used daily. For 30 years he cleared the snow off the road to the highway so JoAnne would not miss work; he also stopped along the way to clear the neighbors' yards and have a cup of tea as well. In 2001, the land was rented out and Ambrose began working for Earl, helping him with seeding, harvesting and building a shop. Ambrose loved to read and watch TV, but visiting on the phone, going for coffee with family and friends were a delight. Collecting coins, toy cars, tractors & trucks were a favorite passion. You have never danced a polka until you danced with Ambrose; he looked forward to Veselka, Grayson Polka Festival & Malinka every year. For many years he dedicated his time to St. Mary's Cultural Centre where he was one of the best meat carvers. After a diagnosis of Cancer in April of 2002, an auction sale was held and Ambrose and JoAnne moved to their retirement home in Yorkton, where he enjoyed the new neighbors even if it was only for a short time. Predeceased by his father Alex in 1984, mother Eva in 1994, brother-in-law Barnie Saloff in 1985 and father-in-law Alex Kobitz in 2004, Ambrose is survived by his loving wife and best friend JoAnne only daughter Lisa (Chris) Sequeira of Richmond, BC; 4 grandchildren, Connor & Courtney Lutz, Christianna & Cambrielle Sequeira, all of whom were his greatest joys; 3 sisters; Adelle Saloff of Coleman, AB, Roni (Andy) Chunta of Calgary, AB, Alvina (Bill) House of Creston, BC. In-laws; Verene (Bob) Elmy of Saltcoats, Ross (Marj) Kobitz of Yorkton, John (Betty) Kobitz of Saltcoats, Joe Kobitz (Patricia Guthrie) of Calgary, AB, Yvonne (Blaine) Thorvaldson of Red Deer, Kim (Craig) Dobko of Yorkton and many nieces and nephews. A Service of Comfort was held Sunday, June 6, 2004 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Adel Compton officiating. Funeral Services were held Monday, June 7, 2004 from St. Andrew's United Church with Rev. Adel Compton officiating. The church choir accompanied by the organist Mrs. Shani Apland led the congregation in singing the hymns. The eulogy was given by Kevin Elmy. Honorary bearers were Don and Charleen Barkman, Irene and Bob Bobyk, Hugh Jowsey, Allan MacDonald, Ed and Luba Magis, Robert Osmak and Dave Rohatinsky. Ambrose was laid to rest in the Garden of Crucifixion in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Craig Chunta, John Chunta, Derek Dobko, Kevin Elmy, Leslie Lesinski and Earl Upshall serving as casket bearers. Funeral services were directed by Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.

BAILEY - Colleen (nee Cavanagh), beloved wife of Allan of Yorkton passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 67 years of age. Colleen May Bailey was born on May 22, 1939 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan. She was one of three daughters born to Lyall and Viola (nee Harper) Cavanagh. Colleen and Allan were united in marriage on September 5, 1959 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is survived by her loving husband Allan, and sons; Boyd (Rhonda) and their children Geralee, Joseph, Jacob and Rebekah of Yorkton, SK; Burton (Dr. Kirsten Westberg) and their children Anna and Erik of Red Deer, AB and Raymond of Yorkton, SK. She is also survived by her sisters Rhona Boehmer of Regina and Carol (Abe) Schellenberg of Abbotsford BC as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. Colleen started her career as a reporter with the Prince Albert Herald at the age of sixteen. In 1957 she moved to Winnipeg and was a reporter and feature writer for the Winnipeg Tribune until 1963 when she settled in Yorkton with her husband. While Allan was establishing a funeral home, Colleen worked at CKOS - TV as a continuity writer. She later became a partner and the Secretary -Treasurer of Bailey's Funeral Home and Yorkton Memorial Gardens. For more than 18 years Colleen worked part-time assisting her husband and full-time raising three sons. In 1981, Colleen became a founding shareholder and Vice - President and CEO of NorthEastern Cablevision in Yorkton. Her involvement in the industry included several terms as President of Sascable and Vice - President of the Canadian Cable Television Association. She was named the "Outstanding Woman of Canadian Cable" in 1987. Colleen was particularly proud of serving on the Board of Directors of SaskPower for ten years. During that time she served on several committees and specifically enjoyed the challenge of the Audit and Finance Committee. Shortly after retiring from a fulfilling career in the Cable Industry, she was appointed Chairperson of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and maintained that position until her passing. For almost six years she travelled the province, often with her devoted husband Allan, attending numerous Art functions and exhibitions. Colleens' passion for the Arts was demonstrated by her frequent visits to Artists' studio and galleries across the province, providing encouragement and support of their work. On every occasion possible she introduced her friends, colleagues and community leaders to the work of Saskatchewan Artists and Artisans. Her interest and support of the Arts started more than 40 years ago. She joined several other committed people in the community to bring Concerts and Visual Arts to the Parkland area and they established the Yorkton Arts Council. Realizing the need for a Provincial organization she participated in the formation of the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils. (OSAC) She served as the founding President 1968-70. Colleen was a member of the Saskatchewan Arts Board for five years starting in 1970 and jokingly referred to being "recycled" when she was appointed Chair in 2000. While in Winnipeg, she was active in the Jaycettes Organization and served as national president in 1966. She served her community and province in many volunteer capacities over the years including; Regional Director for Encounters with Canada - The Terry Fox Foundation, President of the Arthritis Society of Saskatchewan 1983-84, and for many years as a Board member on the Council for Canadian Unity. Locally, Colleen was an active member and past president of The Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi - Lambda Chapter and was later a social sponsor with all of the Yorkton Chapters. She was a founding board member of the recently established Saskatchewan Foundation of the Arts and a member of the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts. Colleen's dynamics and sincere contributions to the betterment of community and society were acknowledged on many occasions including being the recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal 1961 for encouraging Arts in Saskatchewan; The Queens Golden Jubilee Medal 2002; and the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal and Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal in 2005. Colleen was well known as a gracious and generous hostess. Her skills in the kitchen were unparalleled, freely sharing her recipes of delight with guests. She was as adept in planning social occasions as she was in chairing Board meetings. Her attention to detail was always evident. Of Irish descent, she was feisty, independent and resilient, demonstrating a wellspring of inner strength until the day of her passing. She enjoyed planting and growing flowers. Her flower garden was very special to her. Colleens' family and friends will cherish her memory, remembering her as a model of courage, determination and grace. A Funeral Service in celbration of her life was held on Thursday, June 1, 2006 from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Faye Greer officiating. Prelude music was by harpist, Analynn Riley. Tributes were given by family friends, Her Honour The Honourable Dr. Lynda Haverstock Lieutenant Govenor of Saskatchewan and Mel Bolen of Humboldt. Soloist, Jeff Sawatzky sang accompanied by Carolyn Speirs on the piano. Church organist, Sharon Litvanyi led members of the choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymn. Various groups were in attendance, including members of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, OSAC and Beta Sigma Phi, Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts, Hon. Clay Serby Deputy Premier, Hon. Glen Hagel, Minister of Culture, youth and Recreation, as well as many close family and friends. A reception followed at the Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium.

BARAN - Michael, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Zena entered eternal rest on Friday, March 15, 2002 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. He was 78 years of age. Michael Baran was born November 18, 1923 to Jack and Ksenia (nee Gulka) in the village of Hryhoriv, Western Ukraine. He completed his high school in Ukraine before being taken into the army where he served until his arrival in England. On September 21, 1951 he came to Yorkton where his two uncles lived and also where his father also spent eleven years working before returning to Ukraine. After the first World War, Mike's plans were to go to Winnipeg to find employment and take some post-secondary education, but his Uncle Harry insisted that he seek employment in Yorkton. On September 25, 1951 he was employed by the Co-op Dairy Producers in the milk department. Shortly after he was sent to the University of Saskatchewan to further his education. After completing these courses, he was promoted to Head Processor and Foreman of the milk department, a position he held until his retirement. On October 13, 1957 Mike was united in marriage to Zena Gulka of Preeceville. The couple were blessed with three sons, Terry, Orest and Mark. Mike was very musically gifted and passionately dedicated himself to activities involving music and culture. He sang with the Centennial Choir, Singing Christmas Tree and St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Choir for many years. He participated in many different plays and operettas. Mike was very active in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Parish and belonged to various Ukrainian organizations. Starting at a young age, he was active in the Ukrainian Catholic Youth and Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood and served various executive positions locally, provincially and nationally. He was active in the League of Ukrainian Canadians and Ukrainian Canadian Congress, serving as local president from 1991 to 1996. In 1992 at the National Ukrainian Catholic Congress in Winnipeg, Mike was inducted into the Order of the Knights of St. Volodymyr for devoted service to the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood and other organizations supporting Ukrainian Culture. A true nationalist, Mike loved Canada, but to the very end loved his native land, Ukraine. He felt great joy and pride when Ukraine finally became independent. He was proud of his heritage and loved and supported the customs and traditions of Ukraine. He made several visits to Ukraine where he visited with his family still living there. He unselfishly supported his family there for many years. He truly was a peoples' man. Mike was a perfectionist and prided himself at a job well done. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends, always there to support and advise if needed. Most of all, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, whom brought him great joy. His grandchildren will truly miss their Dido. Michael was predeceased by his father, mother, and three sisters. Memories of Michael will be cherished by Zena, his wife of 44 years and their three sons, Terry (Irene) and son Chris of Yorkton, Orest (Janet) and children Thomas, Matthew and Allison of Saskatoon and Mark of Saskatoon. He is also survived by his sister Maria and numerous nieces and nephews in Ukraine. Prayer services were held on Monday, March 18th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, St. Volodymyr preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, March 19th at St. Mary's Church with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, and Rev. Fr. Len Ratushniak, as the Celebrants. Members of St. Mary's Parish Choir led in the singing of the responses. The altar servers were Jason and Eric Sliva. The epistle readers were Anne Gulka and Peter Yacyshyn. The cross bearers were Matthew and Allison Baron. Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood formed an honour guard; including local president Glen Tymiak and eparchial president Paul Bunka bearing the UCBC flags and John Solonenko and Victor Puchala serving as banner bearers. Golden Ager wreath was carried by Bill Tratch. Honourary bearers consisted of Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood members from St. Athanasius' and St. Basil's Branches, Regina, Bishop Roborecki Branch, Saskatoon, Fr. Kryworuchka Branch, Canora, St Volodymyr Branch, Yorkton and Ukrainian Catholic Parish of Resurrection Branch, Dauphin. All Those in Attendance were also considered honourary bearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with sons, Terry, Orest and Mark Baran, grandsons, Thomas and Chris Baran and brother-in-law Peter Gulka serving as the casket bearers. Various tributes followed; these included family, Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, Local and National levels, Ukrainian Canadian Congress, St. Mary's Choir and personal friends.

BARAN - Zena (nee Gulka) was born November 17, 1934 to Andrew and Michalena (nee Chimka) in the Preeceville district of Saskatchewan. Following life on the farm she moved to Regina where she lived and worked. On October 13, 1957 Zena was united in marriage to Michael Baran. The couple were blessed with three sons: Terry, Orest and Mark. Zena always put family and friends first. She used her gift of hospitality with love and joy. Gardening and her flowers were two of her greatest passions. Her beautiful yard was admired by many. She loved nothing more than sharing with those close to her. Zena was never one to complain, always taking on challenges and had a tireless unselfish work ethic. Zena was also a very strong and devoted member of St.. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. She was a very active member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League serving as treasurer of the League for several years. In addition to this, Zena was also a member of the Ukrainian Congress. She was a proud wife, mother and Baba. She loved visiting and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered for her energy and enthusiasm for life. Despite her committments for family and her yard, Zena always found time for many friends in need. Zena was predeceased by her husband Michael in 2002, her parents Andrew and Michalena; brothers: Philip, Bill and Harry; sisters: Pauline Yacyshyn, Stella Skwark and Helen Monych. Memories of Zena will be cherished by her three sons: Terry (Irene) and son Chris of Yorkton, Orest (Janet) and children Thomas, Matthew and Allison of Saskatoon and Mark of Saskatoon. She is also survived by her sister Julia Skwark of Melfort and brothers: Peter and (Anne) Gulka of Yorkton and Steve (Ethel) Gulka of Preeceville as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

BARON - Mary (nee Deriniwsky), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2003. She was 99 years of age. Mary was born on March 10, 1904 in the Verigin district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of pioneers Anastasia "Nellie" (nee Kachur) and Demetro Deriniwsky. On November 7th 1937 she was united in marriage to Harry Baron at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Following their marriage the couple resided in Yorkton from that time on. Harry was employed by the City of Yorkton. Mary had various jobs during her working years; she worked for a time at the Husky service station restaurant (Panchuks) and also in the kitchen of the Yorkton Union Hospital. Harry passed away in 1971. Mary remained in her own home until May 26th of 1994, when she became a resident of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. In her younger years Mary had been an active member of St. Mary's Church and had been a long time member of UCWL Branch #1. Besides her husband, Mary was predeceased by her parents, four sisters, Annie Wolesky in 1968, Stella Dayholos in 1968, Anastasia Gulak in 1943 and Udokia Deriniwsky in 1918. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and many other relatives. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Rev. Father Methodius Kushko, was the celebrant. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. Larry German was the crossbearer. Members of the UCWLC formed the Honour Guard, Anna Gulka carried the Prapor, Anne Abrametz and Anne Achtemichuk were the bannerbearers, and the memorial wreath was carried by Anne Glute, Natalie Sakundiak and Susan Pisiak. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Terry Baran, Brian Bernath, Peco Chorney, Alex Deriniwski, Adam Kotyk and Merv Krasowski serving as the casketbearers. At the memorial luncheon, Mary's niece, Mary Scraba gave a tribute to her aunt.

BARNES - Lorne passed away peacefully on Monday, September 17, 2007 at the age of 77 years old. Lorne is lovingly remembered by his wife of nearly 53 years, Shirley; his four children, Gordon (Sharon) Barnes of Yorkton and their children Alison (Chad), Lauren (Travis), Erin & Nolan; Gwen (Hugh) Kanhai of Saskatoon and their children Tamra (Ben), Chris, Sean & Mallory; Sharon (Terry) Dereniwski of Hudson Bay and their children Tim, Rob (Adin) & Jeff; and Bev Ryan of Moose Jaw and her children Scott, Mark & Todd. Sisters: Janet Buettner of Regina and Marie (Jim) Radke of St. Albert, AB; one brother Bryan (Debbie) Barnes of Humboldt; and a sister-in-law, Paula Barnes of Saskatoon; and their families. Lorne was predeceased by his father Reg and his mother Clara, and by brothers Ken and Gordon; brother-in-law Leonard Buettner and a nephew Richard Barnes. Lorne worked loyally for SaskPower for 35 years before retiring in 1985. After retiring, he spent many hours tinkering in his garage and working in his yard and garden and enjoyed bird watching. His family was very dear to him and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. Lorne was a man of honour and integrity and paid particular attention to details in everything he did. He was an avid golfer, curler and especially loved to go fishing. In recent years he took up the computer and spent many an hour e-mailing his family and friends. As a devout Catholic Lorne was an honorary Life Member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Council 2031, Past Faithful Navigator of Brother Stanislaus Assembly and Past Grand Knight. He was also a dedicated executive member of Pro-Life and served his parish community faithfully and was a member of the Divine Mercy Cenacle. Lorne also served on the Catholic School Board for nine years and founded the SaskPower Retiree's Golf Tournament. Lorne lived his life in a way that would please His Maker. He will be sadly missed but we trust that he is at peace in Paradise as promised to those who follow Jesus' path. The prayer service was held on Friday evening, September 21, 2007 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic in Yorkton, led by Father Basil Chomos. Organist, Katherine Flaman led in the singing of the hymns. The eulogy was given by Keith Koberinski. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, September 22, 2007 from St. Gerard's Church. Co- Celebrants were Father Basil Chomos and Father Anthony Mary Ibeazor. Altar servers were Regina Prost, Greg Dobois and Christian Flaman, and the readers were Marie Radke, Sharon Barnes and Lauren Barnes. The crossbearer was Nolan Barnes. Members of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Brother Stanislaus Assembly, along with 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus members, formed an Honour Guard at the church. Casketbearers were grandsons: Tim, Rob and Jeff Dereniwski, Scott, Mark and Todd Ryan, and Christopher and Sean Kanhai. A memorial luncheon was held in the Parish Hall following the funeral. The interment took place in the Garden of Memories at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

BARTLETT - Henry, of Tonkin, aged 79 years; beloved husband of Mildred passed away on Friday, September 20, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre with his loving wife of 51 years by his side. Henry was born on May 15, 1923 at Yorkton Saskatchewan; a son of Henry Thomas and May (Nee Bugler) Bartlett. He was raised on the family farm and attended Anemone School and the Yorkton Collegiate. In 1940 he began working for M.J. Culver; repairing magnetos, generators and other small engines. Later, the company name was changed to Culver and Bloomaert. In 1942 Henry joined the Air Force and was sent to Toronto Manning Pool and then to St. Thomas Technical School where he trained to be an aircraft electrician and Link Trainer Service man. From St. Thomas he was posted at the Flying Training School in Yorkton, known as # 11 S.F.T.S. From Yorkton he was sent overseas for 17 months; first at the York Bomber Command in England and then to Holland, Belgium and Germany. After V.E. Day his squadron was sent to Denmark for two weeks to do aerial photography for the Danish Government. He was honourably discharged in May 1946. When he returned to the Yorkton District he farmed the homestead from 1946 to 1950 then built the Tonkin Garage .He and Mildred have continued to reside in Tonkin. He was united in marriage to Mildred Jewitt from Toronto on February 23, 1951 at St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. The Tonkin Garage was closed in 1973. At this time Henry began working for Leon's Manufacturing in Maintenance retiring in 1983. During his life Henry was involved in his community. He drove school bus was involved with the Tonkin Curling Club, the Little Theatre in Yorkton, and the Parkland Rock and Gem Club. He and Mildred enjoyed travelling and Henry continued to repair magnetos and electric motors. He was skilled in woodworking, lathe machining, welding and Lapidary. Henry leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his wife Mildred. Sons: Richard of Yorkton, David (Judy) of Calgary, Anthony of Tonkin, Shawn (Laura) of New York, Timothy of Canmore; a daughter Barbara (Bryan) Tomlinson of Chase, B.C. Six Grandchildren: Euclid, Mark, Tracy, Tanya, Davina and Fraser; a great grandson Carson Tomlinson; a brother Robert (Marlene) of Tonkin and sisters: Harriet (Gordon) Kyle of Kamloops and Sylvia (Russell) Bischop of Tonkin. Henry was predeceased by his parents; a son Kerry in 1994 and a sister Catherine Kyle in 1999. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning, September 24, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Mr. Gerald Kreba of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. Bob Bartlett, Russell Bischop, George Kozmech, Gordon Kyle, Lawrence Jewitt and Ray Wotherspoon were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Henry's son, Anthony serving as Urn Bearer.

BASARSKY - Annie May (nee Verkhovod) of Yorkton passed away on Tuesday, December 9th at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 87 years. Annie May Basarsky was born May 31, 1916 at Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, the daughter of William and Barbara Verkhovod. She was raised on the family farm near Blaine Lake and attended Greystone School. Annie married Nick Basarsky on October 27, 1934. The couple resided in various communities in Saskatchewan where Nick taught school. These included Hazel Dell and Westbrook School near Theodore. In 1946 the family moved to Yorkton where Annie has resided until her passing. During her lifetime, Annie enjoyed many hobbies and activities. She was an excellent seamstress and gardner. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing cards, doing puzzles and having coffee with her neighbors. In the early sixties she was an active member of the Sweet Adelines Chapter and designed many of their costumes. Annie was predeceased by her parents; an older sister, Mary Yamchuk in 1951; a younger brother, Harry Williams in 1968; her husband Nick Basarsky in 1978; her son-in-law Hugh Laughlin in 1991 and her son Nick (Kelly) Basarsky in 1997. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Betty Laughlin of Yorkton; her daughter Barbara (Fred) Kramer of Medicine Hat, AB; her son Harold Basarsky of Toronto, ON; her daughter-in-law Josephine Basarsky of Ponoka, AB; and grandchildren Brenda (Wally), Karen, James, Carl and Stephanie; great grandchildren Adam and Julian; a sister-in-law Alice Williams of Surrey, BC and numerous nieces, nephews and their children of Rosthern, SK. The funeral services was held on Monday, December 15th at St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Sheila Lavender officiating. The organist, Shani Apland led in the singing of the hymns. The solo was sung by Captain David Warford. The eulogy was delivered by daughter, Barbara Kramer. The grandchildren, Brenda Redford, Carleton Kramer, Karen Basarsky, Stephanie Kramer, James Laughlin and Adam Pearce served as honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Fred Kramer and Captain David Warford serving as casket bearers.

BAYLAK - Orest Walter, beloved husband of Mary of Yorkton and formerly of Foam Lake, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 79 years of age. Orest was born on July 17, 1927 at Wynyard, SK., a son of Wasyl and Polly (Nee Poturnak) Baylak. He was raised on the family farm and attended Levant School. His family then bought land South of Wynyard, where Orest attended Round Hills School. After his education, Orest continued to help on the family farm and it was at that time that he met Mary Penteluk who was a local school teacher. They were united in marriage on July 12, 1950 at Sheho, Sk. Orest left farming and moved to Wadena where he was employed as a mechanic at his brother's garage "Patron Motors". Eight years later Orest became trained as a grain buyer and worked for the Searle Grain Company at Clair. SK. Following this, Orest and his brothers bought the gas station and garage at the Elfros Junction. Looking for a better way of life Orest found employment with MacLeods Hardware in Wynyard. This eventually led to Orest and Mary owning the Macleod's store in Foam Lake, SK. in 1969. They sold in 1980 and semi retired with Orest finding work as the caretaker of the Foam Lake Elementary School fully retiring in 1991. Together, Orest and Mary moved to Yorkton in 2005. Orest was a jack-of-all trades. He loved to bowl, fish and hunt and always enjoyed a good game of three spot or cribbage. He was a member of the Lions Clubs International for many years. Orest leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his loving wife Mary His son Cliff (Mary) Baylak of Regina, SK., grandsons Tim of Edmonton, AB, Rick of Regina, SK.; his daughter Patricia Thompson of Yorkton, SK., grandchildren: Brennan (and son Jakob) of Yorkton, SK., Brad (Kathy) of Assiniboia, SK and their daughter Alisha and Brent of Toronto, ON. Also his brothers: John (Irene) of Wynyard, Sk., Albert of Humboldt, SK., a sister Olga Hawryschuk of Saskatoon, SK. And a sister-in-law Emily of Calgary, AB. Orest was predeceased by his parents: brothers: Mike, Harry and a brother-in-law Paul Hawryschuk. The Funeral service was held on Tuesday morning, March 6, 2007 from the Foam Lake United Church, Foam Lake Saskatchewan with Reverend Sherron Schick officiating. Wendy Eyolfson was the organist leading the Congregation and Choir in the Hymns. The Choir Anthem was "In the Garden" with the Hymn sung by Bill Saban, Norm Radom and Ken Parks. The Reflections and remembrances of Orest's life were given by his son Cliff and daughter-in-law Mary Baylak. The interment followed in the Foam Lake Town Cemetery with Orest's grandchidlren: Brennan, Brad and Brent Thompson, Tim and Rick Baylak serving as Urn Bearers.

BEATTY - Frederick William was born on September 19, 1957 in Shaunavon. Fred's dad, Harold, was a grain buyer so the family moved several times during Fred's childhood. His first years were spent at Eastend, then on to Kerrobert and he graduated while the family resided in Unity. Fred attended the University of Saskatchewan where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Fred and Marj met at university and were married in 1981. They were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Nikki, in 1984. The wanderlust of Fred's childhood continued as he began his career with CIBC, moved to Agriculture Credit Corporation of Saskatchewan and then back to corporate banking with Concentra. This meant relocating several times within the province, giving Fred the opportunity to develop strong and lasting friendships with many people while indulging in his passion for sports, recreation and outdoor activities. Fred and Marj moved to Yorkton where Fred began a new career with Farm Credit Canada in 2006. The move proved to be rewarding, both in his career and in the many friendships developed in the Fone Hill community where he & Marj rented a farm site. They spent countless hours exploring the countryside by quad, working together in the yard and enjoying the fellowship of their neighbours. Special thanks to Ron & Karen Mehling - your capacity for caring and giving of yourselves enriched and comforted the last few months of Fred's life. Fred slipped away quietly on January 29th at home with his wife and sister by his side as was his wish. His life was tragically cut short by cancer. He is loved and remembered by his wife Marj; daughter Nikki (Ryan Moser); parents Harold and Jan of Sundre, AB; sister Carol (Claude) Bonin of Calgary, AB; and numerous relatives on both sides of the family. Marj wishes to thank the Farm Credit Canada family for their support throughout and beyond Fred's illness. As well, the family is grateful to palliative care, the many home care nurses, sister Carol and sister-in-law Judy for making Fred's final days more comfortable. Special thanks to Joleen and Roxanne.

BECK - Gordon Andy, resident of Yorkton, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2004 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 52 years of age. Gordon Andy Beck was born on March 21, 1951 on the family farm at Togo, Sask., the son of Alex and Rose (Sarafincean) Beck. He attended Alva, Makaroff and Togo Schools. Gordon married Joyce Babuik on July 22, 1972. This marriage was blessed with a son Dean in 1976, and a daughter Tracy in 1980. Gordon's greatest joy in life was being a father. He enjoyed every precious moment from changing diapers up to the very special close relationship he now had with his children as adults. His life centered on time spent with them and their special partners, Derilee and Adam. He was proud of their accomplishments and was always there for them. He spent many hours with them having coffee, playing cards and board games. Gordon loved becoming a Grandpa in 2000 to Dean's daughter Tiara who held a very special place in her Grandpa's heart. To many people, Gordon seemed shy and quiet, but once you got to know him, his humorous, fun-loving nature would shine through. He made many lasting friendships. He was currently employed at the Holiday Inn and MacDonald's. Gordon loved nature and never tired of what each new season brought, greatly enjoying the backyard bunny. His trips to the valley he was born in rejuvenated him and gave him great pleasure. He loved having coffee with his friends and family - he always was up for a coffee. He enjoyed going for long walks, helping Tracy plant the sand cherry bushes, looking after the yard, and barbequing. In his rare spare time he enjoyed fishing, tinkering with his car, and putting things together in his workshop. When Gordon met Linda, his love of good food and her love of cooking guaranteed a lot of happy special times often including both families. Gordon loved to dance and soon taught Linda the two-step. Many happy times were spent on the dance floor-and oh could he dance! His big heart allowed him to add to his family, he called Linda's family his second family, He was so very good to all of them, especially Lisa, Jared, Amy and Jason and he was proud to be Kayla's Gido. He also loved to spend time with his brothers, sisters, family and friends. A sincere hard-working friendly caring individual, Gordon always put the concerns of others ahead of himself. He took great pride in helping others and friends like family, were always treasured. Gordon was a wonderful and loving Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend. Gordon was predeceased by his Father Alex, Mother Rose, nephews; Randy Miller, and Curt Beck. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his son Dean (Derilee Boliziuk), daughter Tracy (Adam Yeo) granddaughter Tiara, brothers Walter (Rose), Bill (Pauline), David (Donna) sisters; Kathleen (Fred) Balak, Marlene (Richard) Smith, special nieces and nephews and their families, his very Best Friend Linda Timoffee and her family; daughters Lisa (Jared Dietrich) and Kayla, Amy (Jason Loveridge), and all of Linda's family and friends. He will also be remembered by the mother of his children, Joyce Babiuk and his mother-in-law Doris (Steve), and all of his sisters and brothers-in-laws and his many dear friends. A Service of Comfort was held on Thursday evening, March 4, 2004. The funeral service was held on Friday, March 5, 2004 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiated. Linda offered recollections and remembrances of Gordon. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion with Dale Prokopchuk, Larry Eddy, John Huziak, Anton Huziak, Rick Nagy and Don Shuparsky serving as the Casketbearers.

BECKER - Florence (nee David). On November 9, 2005, Florence Becker of Yorkton, beloved wife of Richard Becker passed away after a heartbreaking struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Loving wife of Richard Becker. Dear Mother of Virginia (David) Charette of Edmonton, Alberta, Wendy (Thomas) Hogg of Duffield, Alberta, Elroy (Patty) Penner of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Farley Penner (predeceased). Loving daughter and stepdaughter of Katherine (predeceased) and Gordon Gabert. Father, Henry David (predeceased). Loving sister of Irene Rutherford of Woodstock, Ontario, Penny Girouard of Calgary, Alberta, Judith (Albert) Finch of Windsor, Ontario and Linda (Nick) Wentoniuk of Windsor, Ontario. Grandchildren; Drew, Nicholas, Renee, Janelle, Alexander and Christopher. Florence was born on December 1, 1931. She was the oldest of five daughters. Her early life was spent on the family farm where she loved riding the horses. Her first job, when she left home, was at the Boston Cafe. Her last job, as a cashier, was at Macleods in Yorkton. She worked hard at her jobs. Florence was a loving and devoted Mother to her children and grandchildren. She was an excellent homemaker, cook, baker and seamtress for her children. She was especially fond of her last dog, Sandi. In 1980, Florence married Richard Becker. She and Richard enjoyed many years of happiness until her declining health eventually resulted in her moving to the Yorkton and Regional District Nursing Home in November, 200l. Richard continued to visit and care for her until her passing. We would like to thank the staff of the Nursing Home for their compassionate care. A service of comfort was held on Sunday, November 13th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Monday, November 14th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Springside with Pastors Mark Maunula and Kyunghyun Kim officiating. The organist, Jean Payne led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place in the Garden of Gethsemane at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Drew Hogg, Nick Hogg, Joe St Ange, Jeff St Ange, Darrel Kawa and Eugene Wonchulanko serving as the casket bearers.

BECKER - Verna (nee Lackten), beloved wife of Ronald Becker of Kamsack, passed away on Saturday March 28, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 76 years. Verna Becker was born January 2, 1933 on the family farm south of Kamsack, to John and Nellie (nee Remezoff) Lackten. She was the second oldest child of five children. She received her schooling at both Aines and Prairie Queen Schools. In June 1959 Verna was united in marriage to Ronald Becker. The young couple then moved to Yorkton where they were soon blessed with their daughters, Charlotte in June 1960 and Sharon in November 1964. In 1966 Verna and Ronald decided to move to the Becker Family farm where they built their home and continued to farm. Verna loved the farm life and was a tireless worker. If she was not working side by side with Ronald; milking cows or driving tractor she could be found tending her garden or busy cooking in her kitchen. She loved her family life and was particularily fond of spending time with her two grandchildren. Verna's memory will continue to live on through her loving husband, Ronald, of forty-nine years. Daughters: Charlotte (Cliff) MacKay of Lloydminister, SK; Sharon (Wes) Hiebert of Kamsack, SK; Two grandchildren: Kyle and Melissa MacKay of Lloydminister, SK; Her three brothers: Pete (Dora) Lackten of Calgary, AB; Walter (Mel) Lackten of Kamsack, SK; Joe (Gladys) Lackten of Kamsack, SK; One sister: Florence (Ivan) Philipchuk of Kamsack, SK; along with numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Verna is predeceased by an infant daughter, Cheryl June in June 1960; her mother, Nellie in June 1991 and her father John in April 1994. A Funeral service was held on Wednesday afternoon, April 1, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Famly Centre with Faye Greer of the United Church of Canada officiating. The Hymns for the service were: "Rock of Ages" and:"Amazing Grace". The interment followed in the Garden of St.Matthew, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Verna's grandchildren: Kyle and Melissa MacKay serving as Urn Bearers.

BECKING - Irene (nee Burback), of Saskatoon, formerly of Yorkton, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. She was 82 years of age. Irene was born on July 28, 1926 in the Runnymede district of Saskatchewan; the fourth of ten children born to Jack and Molly Burback. She was raised on the family farm and attended Memorial School. In 1942 she was united in marriage to David Becking at Runnymede. As David was in the Army, the couple resided in Vernon, BC and then returned to the Runnymede district upon his discharge. David was employed with the CNR as a sectionman while Irene remained a homemaker. Following David's death in 1979, Irene continued to reside in Runnymede until 1990, when she moved to Yorkton to make her home. As her health began to fail, Irene moved to Saskatoon in November of 2007. Besides her husband David, and her parents, Irene was predeceased by sons Kelly and Douglas; two grandchildren: Barry and Myles Boychuk; sisters: Alvina Paradoski and Mabel Kimbel; and by brothers Fred and Albert Burback. She is survived by her children: Darlene (Sam) Boychuk of Maple Creek, SK; Orville (Janice) of Snow Lake, MB; Sharlotte (Ivan) Saley of Saskatoon; Sherry (Trevor) McCuaig of Bengough, SK; Kathy (Don) Starchuk of Saskatoon; foster children: Corey & Corrine Tourangeau of Regina; and daughter-in-law Dianne (Zenith) Kotyk of Amsterdam, SK. Also brothers: Leonard (Irene) of High Prairie, AB; Mervin (Vi) of Rycroft, AB; Herman (Olive) of High Prairie, AB; Norman (May) of Windsor, ON; and sister, Evelyn (Herb) Kreklewetz of Yorkton. Grandchildren: Craig Becking, Charlene Malayney, Marci Becking, Marla Becking, Mandi Dekelver, Dina Rathgaber, Tracy Kozak, Tyler McCuaig, Tyrin McCuaig, Tamara Boreen, Jamie Starchuk, and Jesse Starchuk; and eighteen great grandchildren. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium. The funeral service was held on Friday, March 6, 2009 from Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Daniel Moeller officiating. The organist, Verna Liebrecht, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The lay-readers were Dina Rathgaber, Tracy Kozak and Cory Tourangeau. A poem was recited by Tamara Boreen, and Jamie Starchuk gave a tribute to Irene. The interment took place in the Runnymede Cemetery with Charlene Malayney serving as the urnbearer.

BELIVEAU - Paulette Jeannine was born on May 3, 1963 at Regina, Saskatchewan; a daughter of Gerald and Lillian (nee Ellis) Beliveau. She was raised in Regina and attended Harrow deGroot School for the handicapped at the age of 7 and graduated at the age of 21; at which time she started working at the Cosmopolitan Activity Centre. She continued to work there until 1997 when she moved to the Cosmo Recycling Plant and then later the Cosmo Satellite Program to Crown Recycling until her move to Yorkton in October 2002 with her sister Lauretta and nephews: Landon and Spencer. While there she was employed at the Saskatchewan Abilities until her sudden passing on Thursday, March 6, 2003 at the age of 39 years. Paulette enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved to bowl and spend time with her friends at the bowling alley; a special thank you to Doreen Longworth and Jean Meckling who brought her that joy. Paulette's greatest love in life was her family and friends; and spending summer holidays with her parents at Marean Lake, where she could be found making the rounds visiting cabins of friends she had met over the past 35 years. She was a faithful hockey fan to her brother and nephews especially Landon and Spencer. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all the parents and players of the hockey teams over the years that have made Paulette a part of their team. She was our special angel whose kind gentle soul was a gift to enrich our lives. Paulette was predeceased by her grandparents: Delmas and Gabrielle Belliveau, Henry and Ellen Ellis; uncles Keith, Dave and Melville Ellis. She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her parents Gerald and Lillian Beliveau of Marean Lake. Sister Lauretta Beliveau and her children Landon and Spencer of Yorkton, brother-in-law Paul Gryschuk of Regina. Sister, Donna and her husband Barry Gruell and their children Candice (Chad), Curtis (Jen), Gary and Jason of Regina. Sister, Michelle and her husband Len Yee and their children Jefferson, Jennifer, Ginette, Garrett, Giselle and Jamison of Regina; a brother Jean Guy and his wife Leslie and their children: Dane and Max of Calgary and Paulette's very special life long friend Todd Behl of Regina as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and all those whose life she touched. Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. from Christ The King Roman Catholic Church - 3239 Garnet Str. Regina, Sask. Interment to follow at the Regina Memorial Gardens.

BEREZOWSKI - Genevieve (nee Lukey) was born on May 30, 1937 in the Norquay district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Simon and Irene (nee Gurski) Lukey. Gen, as she was affectionately known as, was raised on the family farm and attended school in Norquay, and completed her education at Sacred Heart Academy in Yorkton. On September 26, 1960 she was united in marriage to Edward Berezowski. The couple resided in Esterhazy as Ed was employed at the mine, and Gen stayed at home to raised her two sons. Ed passed away in 1993, and following that time Gen remained in Esterhazy but eventually chose to move to Winnipeg to be closer to her son, daughter-in-law, and above all, her precious grandkids. Gen was a very community minded individual and one who possessed a strong faith. She spent countless hours volunteering at Our Lady of Victories Parish in Esterhazy, and continued with her strong faith and volunteerism at St. Basil's Parish in Winnipeg. That sense of church community and her unwavering love and devotion of her grandchildren was the focus of her life. Gen's hobbies included handi-crafts, especially needle point. She passed away tragically on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at the Shoal Lake-Strathclair Heath Centre following a highway motor vehicle accident. She was 69 years of age. Predeceased by her husband Ed; her parents; five brothers - Brother Ambrose, William, Patrick, Michael, and Bohdan (in infancy); and one sister - Sister Modesta. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons - Greg (Marilyn) of Langley BC, and Emery (Lisa) of Winnipeg; grandchildren: Amanda and Keith of Winnipeg; three brothers: Walter & Carl Lukey of Yorkton, and Bob (Gert) Lukey of Weyburn; a sister Julia Hataley of Arran; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The prayer vigil service was held on Friday evening at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, August 27, 2006 from St. Gerard's Church, Father Basil Chomos was the Celebrant. The crossbearer was Gilbert Kryski. Organist, Kyla Hornung led members of the Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Hear I Am Lord, Psalm 138, Prayer of St. Frances, Like A Shepherd, Song of the Angels, and Christ Be Our Light. The lay-readers were Phil Grauer and Lisa Berezowski. The interment took place in the Garden of Memories at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

BERG - Corey Allan was born in Porcupine Plain, Sask. on June 10, 1961. He was the third of four sons born to Dennis and Pat (nee Barry) Berg. Corey attended school in Churchbridge and upon completing his education, he moved to Regina and worked with Flin & Assoc. Roofing Company. In 1980, Corey moved to Snow Lake, Manitoba to work with the Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Company. In 1981, Corey moved back to Churchbridge and was employed at I.M.C. (Mosaic). Corey had to take a leave from work in August 2008, when he became ill. He enjoyed his job and the fellowship of his co-workers. On August 25, 1984, Corey was united in marriage to his “Something Special”, Dianne Blazeiko. They had two children, Ashley “Corey’s Bunny” was born on January 26, 1986 and three years later, Dylan was born on August 15, 1989. Corey was the proudest father ever and loved spending time with his family. Corey’s passion was fishing and hunting. Dianne learned fast that every year in November was the annual week long moose hunt. He had to “bring food home for the family”. Corey also enjoyed elk hunting and spent a week every year at Doug and Sharon Tyacke’s hunting lodge near Hudson Bay. Even when Corey took sick he was determined to go up for the hunt. In October of 2008, Corey, Dylan, his brother, Darren and nephew, Jeff, his uncle Harvey and his brothers-in-law, Dale and Darren went to Doug and Sharon’s and had a wonderful week and a good hunt coming back with six elk. This was a very special time for all of them. Corey loved the outdoors and spent many weekends with his family at his parent’s cabin at the Lake Of The Prairies and at Dianne’s parent’s cabin at Good Spirit Lake, fishing and water-skiing. Corey loved working in the back yard. Both he and Dianne spent a lot of time driving in the country looking for the perfect stones for their pond. Whenever kids came to visit Corey would take them for rides on the Quad. Corey was a very community minded person. He was a member of the Churchbridge Lions Club, and was an ambulance attendant with the Churchbridge Ambulance. Corey was on the executive of the Churchbridge Imperials Senior Hockey Club and was known as the “50/50 King”. Corey was a dedicated member of the Churchbridge Volunteer Fire Department. He joined the group in 1987 and held positions of Safety Officer and Treasurer. When the fire phone rang or the pager went off he would drop everything and was usually the first to arrive at the fire hall. In August 2009 Corey received the Fire Service Exemplary Service Medal for 20 years of loyal and exemplary service. Fund raising was something Corey had a talent for. He volunteered many hours fundraising for the Kevin Kaminski Annual Golf Tournament. Corey spent many hours at the Churchbridge Arena, either watching Dylan play hockey, Ashley figure skate or to help out with rink projects. Corey had a special gift of being able to strike up a conversation and find something in common with almost anyone he would meet. He made friends and lifelong acquaintances in his travels. He had an extraordinary ability to remember people’s names and their connection to other people or places. Corey and Dianne enjoyed a cruise to Alaska in 2002 with friends, Eldon and Judy Prier. Craven Jamboree, Dauphin Countryfest and Minnedosa Classic Rock Weekend were always something Corey looked forward to and always thoroughly enjoyed himself, making special memories with family and friends. In August 2009, Ashley and Dylan had a back-yard party with family and friends to celebrate their parents 25th Wedding Anniversary. This was a very special day for everyone. Even though Corey was not feeling well, he was determined to visit with everyone and was not going to let his illness stop him from having a good time. Corey was called home on February 28, 2010 with his family by his side at 48 years of age. Thank-you! for being a part of Corey’s life. Corey was predeceased by his grandparents, Ralph and Thelma Berg, Shirley Carlson and Joseph Barry; his brother, Kelly in 2006 and his father-in-law, Ed Blazeiko in 2003. He leaves to celebrate his life and cherish all his wonderful memories, his wife, Dianne, his children, Ashley and Dylan; parents, Dennis and Pat Berg; mother-in-law, (Baba) Olga Blazeiko; two brothers, Darren (Diane) and Warren; sister-in-law, Judy Grocholski; two brothers-in-law, Dale (Kelli) Blazeiko and Darren (Lorraine) Blazeiko; his nephews and nieces, Crystal, James and Craig Berg, Amanda (Nate) Ede, Karrissa (Aube), Mike (Nichole) and Jeff Berg, Kaitlyn Berg, Shayla and Taylor Berg, Brianna and Brady Blazeiko and Brooke and Jake Blazeiko, as well as many aunts and uncles, cousins and special friends. Prayers will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

BETKER - Eddy, beloved husband of Lorraine Betker of Yorkton, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at the Regina General Hospital following a brief illness. He was 63 years of age. Edwin Gordon Betker was born on October 30, 1937 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan, a son of Daniel and Bertha (nee Bittner) Betker. Eddy, or Puzzy, as he was affectionately known, was a lifetime resident of Yorkton. He received his education at Burke School and the Yorkton Collegiate Institute. As a young man Ed began work at the Yorkton Enterprise as an apprentice typesetter. On June 24, 1961 he was united in marriage to Lorraine Koroluk. Through a strong work ethic, Ed eventually moved up to the position of Production Manager. Later, he teamed up with Bob Thom and Dick DeRyk to establish a new weekly newspaper, Yorkton This Week. The newspaper was eventually sold to Armadale Communications. Retired in his early 50s, Ed kept himself busy. He honed his fishing, golfing, cooking and housekeeping skills and took great pride in growing the sweetest tomatoes on earth. He loved to read and was often seen bargain hunting at garage sales. He spent much time outside in the yard and at the lake. What kept him busiest though were his grandchildren. Taking kids to the park, teaching them to skate, going sledding, boating, fishing and swimming kept him busy but he loved every minute. A friendly, outgoing individual, Ed greatly enjoyed the company of his family and many friends. He always had a smile and a joke and was good company to many. Ed had been a member of the Yorkton Jaycees and had been a canvasser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, as well as for other worthwhile organizations. Ed recently underwent surgery at the Regina General Hospital. Unfortunately, complications set in and his condition worsened. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Lorraine, daughter Lauren (Thomas) Hearn of Telkwa, BC; sons Glenn (Lynda) of Yorkton, and Corey (fiance Lori Ruf) of Saskatoon and their families Miles and Jayne Hearn, Garrett and Laura Betker and Drew and Brady Holman; also two sisters, Elsie Much of Cochrane AB and Sylvia Evert of Regina, and their families. Ed was predeceased by his parents Daniel and Bertha and by his brother William. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, December 23, 2000 from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Faye Greer officiating. The organist Sharon Litvanyi led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Abide With Me, Softly and Tenderly and Amazing Grace. Family friend Kathleen Gibson gave a tribute. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Thom, Marlene Ross, Rose Gress, Ruth Loucks, Madeline Lange, Shirley Dereniski, Rev. Richard and Kathleen Gibson, Lawrence and Judy Matwijeczko and Eugene and Kay Kuemper. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Graham Dixon, Byron Black, Bruce Lange, Art Loucks, Davin Evert and Mike Dereniski serving as the casketbearers.

BIALOBZYSKI - Eugene, of Yorkton, passed away on January 30, 2009 at the age of 70 in the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Eugene Bialobzyski was born in the St. Philips district of Saskatchewan on May 2, 1938 to parents William and Anne (Dzuba) Bialobzyski. Eugene grew up on the family farm and attended Phoenix School and later St. Joseph’s College. He moved to Saskatoon to attend Normal School where he received his Teaching Certificate. Eugene, better known as Mr. B to his students, started his 34 year career in Buchanan followed by numerous positions in Yorkton at St. Joseph’s College, St. Paul’s and St. Alphonsus as Principal. He was involved in all aspects of teaching but his biggest satisfaction came from establishing AMPO. Eugene furthered his education by taking summer classes and a one year sabbatical at the University of Saskatchewan where he obtained his Bachelor of Education Degree in 1977. He retired from teaching at age 53. Eugene needed to keep busy so he established his own company, Busy Bee Carpet Cleaning, for over 10 years. His easy going attitude and generosity shone brightly for he often provided his service far below value stating, “but they fed me lunch”! Gene was a caring, compassionate man who helped others with his time, energy and talents. Service to others was his motto. He believed in a loving God and knew the path to heaven was through helping others in a tolerant and caring manner. Community service was an important part of Gene’s life. He was involved in the following organizations often sitting on the executive in a chair capacity: Knights of Columbus Council # 5182, ’s Ambulance, Separate School Board, Saskatchewan Teachers Federation, Parkland Regional College and the Good Spirit Cross Country Ski Club. Gene was a passionate, active individual who enjoyed caring for (spoiling) his children, grand children, extended family and friends, dancing with an exceptionally strong lead, canoeing, portaging, camping, fishing, making wine, chopping wood, cutting grass and clearing snow from his and many driveways. His travels covered many destinations in Canada, the USA and Europe with highlights in Wales, Niagara Falls, Disneyland, Prince Edward Island, Arizona and Northern Saskatchewan however he always viewed his home in Yorkton as his sanctuary. All could hear his love of life as he hummed “ Tiny Bubbles” or “Please Release Me”. Eugene was diagnosed with colon cancer in March of 2006. God granted him many miracles as he recovered from surgical sepsis, kidney dialysis and numerous rounds of chemotherapy. His battle was strong over the past 3 years however after Christmas he stated, “If God cannot grant me another miracle then I only ask to pass peacefully”. Eugene’s wish was answered with his friend Anne at his side on Friday January 30. He leaves to cherish his memory: Anne Stupak, sons: Murray (Jan), Mark (Denise); daughter Barb; grandson Chad; granddaughters: Kendra, Kimberly; mother of his children Joyce; grandmother, of his children Connie Myrfield; Anne’s children Chris, Cory, David, Alanna; brother Peter (Lorraine); sisters Liz (Roy) Uchman, Terry (Arnold) Dyck; brothers–in–law: John Zbeetnoff, Jack (Violet) Hoffman, Earl Hoffman; sister–in–law Mary Bialobzyski; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Gene was predeceased by his father William, mother Anne, brother Walter; sister Emily; cat Willow and grand dog Brooke. A Prayer Vigil Service was held on Thursday evening, February 5, 2009 from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church Yorkton, SK. With Ingrid Prost and Jerome Niezgoda presiding. The reader was Chris Stupak with a tribute given by Ben Appell. The Pianist for the Vigil was Lorraine Lysak leading the parish choir and congregation in the Hymns. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday morning February 6, 2009 from St. Gerard’s RC Church with Rev. Father Thomas Nguyen as Celebrant with Most Rev. Bryan Bayda and Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko Con–Celebrating. . The Pianist was Pam Yaremko leading the choir and congregation in the Hymns. The Cross Bearer was Roy Uchman with Gilbert Kryski and Tom Pasloski serving as Altar Servers. The readers were Glen Tymiak Ben Appell Cory Stupak with Thom Carnaghan giving the interecessions. Knights of Columbus Councils 5182 and 2031 were the Honour Guard. At the Memorial Luncheon Tributes were given by Thom Carnaghan, Murray, Mark, Chad, Kendra, Kim, Peter Bialobzyski and Anne Stupak. As well, Barb Bialobzyski; including her song by ABBA “I Believe In Angels”. The interment took place at the Canora Town Cemetery with Reverend Methodius Kushko leading the service. Chad, Kendra, Kim Bialobzyski, Chris Cory and David Stupak served as Casket Bearers.

BIDNOCK - Helen (nee Belious), beloved wife of Mike Bidnock went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 22, 2004 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre with her family at her side. Helen Bidnock (Belious) was born on May 21, 1921 in Canora Saskatchewan; a daughter of Bill and Rose (Gorcha) Belious. Helen attended school in Canora, Saskatchewan. On May 21, 1960 Helen was united in marriage to Mike Bidnock at Windsor, Ontario. The couple moved back to Halifax where Mike was in the Navy. Later on the couple moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan in 1967, where they resided until moving to Victoria Court, October 30, 2001. During Helen's lifetime, she was a homemaker, enjoyed gardening, looking after her flowerbeds, bowling, and dancing with her husband. She also will be remembered playing cards with close friends. Helen was predeceased by her mother and father. She leaves to mourn her beloved husband Mike, and numerous cousins. Prayer services were held on Sunday, January 25th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Monday, January 26th from the Family Centre at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, Mike Sitko and members of the Parish Choir led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Ernie Yanish. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Tom Stachura, Dayle Nielsen, Lawrence Litzenberger, Darcy Matisho, Ron Sliva and Dean Sliva serving as the casket bearers.

BILESKI - Paul was born on January 14, 1926 at Volga, Manitoba; a son of Peter and Nellie Bileski. Paul was raised on the family farm and attended school in the Volga district. He attended school in Winnipeg at Muskers Engineering as a mechanical engineer. For years Paul worked as an auto mechanic, working in Dauphin & The Pas in Manitoba, and then in Yorkton. On October 7, 1954 at The Pas, Manitoba, Paul was united in marriage to Helen Renneberg. Following his retirement, Paul and Helen continued to reside in Yorkton. Paul passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, January 1, 2008. He was 81 years of age. Predeceased by his father Peter in 1974, his mother Nellie in 1999, and brothers Metro in 1995 and Lawrence in 2000. He is survived by his wife Helen of Yorkton; daughters: Valerie (Brent) Miller of Yorkton, and Sandra (Bob) Lynchuk of Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan; grandchildren: Karian, Mary, and Donald Paul Miller. Also a brother Steve (Doris) of Selkirk, MB, a sister Ann (Jerry) Webster of St. Albert, AB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral Services were held on Friday, January 4, 2008 from the Kingdom Hall in Yorkton with Gerald Kreba officiating. The Honourary Bearers were Brent Miller, Steve Bileski, Myles Bileski, Jerry Webster, Darrel Webster and Bevin Bileski. Interment was in the Garden of Devotion in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Harry Popenia, Lorn Klimchuk, Glen Brown, Eugene Mellish, Simon Degroot and Bob Lynchuk serving as casketbearers.

BILOUS - Anne (nee Gazdewich) entered eternal rest on April 28, 2009 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. She was 93 years of age. Anne was born on December 5, 1915 at Norquay, Saskatchewan a daughter of Joseph and Anastasia (nee Watral) Gazdewich. On October 23, 1943 Anne was united in marriage to Harry Bilous at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church in Norquay. They were blessed with two sons, Art and Richard and farmed in the Yorkton area. During her lifetime, she loved gardening, flowers and cooking. Anne was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary's Church and a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League. She loved her family and friends to the fullest, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping and going out for suppers. Anne was predeceased by her husband Harry on October 8, 1978; her parents; brothers Michael and Peter and sisters Stephania and Mary. She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory two sons Art (Helen) and Rick (Teresa), all of Yorkton; her grandchildren Sharlene and Kendra (Kurt), all of Airdrie, AB; great grandchildren Kaydence and Ella of Airdrie, AB; step grandchildren Annelle and Rylan Elliott of Yorkton; brothers John (Helen) Gazdewich of Saskatoon, Matt (Olga) Gazdewich of Brantford, ON and Paul Gazdewich of Norquay; sisters Pauline (Paul) Hudye of Kamsack and Anita Mykytiuk of Saskatoon; brother-in-law Steve Rudy of Canora; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayers were held on Sunday, May 3rd at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny officiating. The rosary led by members of the UCWLC preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Monday, May 4th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & Parish Choir Members. The crossbearer was Annelle Elliott and the epistle reader was Sharlene Stanton. All Those Who Shared in Anne's Life were considered honorary pallbearers. An honour guard was formed be members of the UCWLC. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Ben Hudye, Greg Hudye, Kurt Bigoraj, Rylan Elliott, Dr. Patricia Mykytiuk and Jim Mykytiuk. Words of appreciation were conveyed by Anita Mykytiuk on behalf of the family.

BLACK - Willis Warden, of Crystal Lake, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 88 years of age. Willis was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 9, 1914; the eldest son of William Watson Black and Ida Mae Taylor Scott Black. He attended high school and later Business College in Winnipeg, obtaining a diploma in business and accounting. In 1934, Willis, along with his two brothers Earl and Leonard, were sent by their parents to Crystal Lake to begin developing the property their mother had homesteaded in 1904. Cottages were built, along with a store, change rooms and a permanent family home over the next six years. A farming practice was also established. In 1940, Willis moved to Hamilton, Ontario and began work as a machinist at the Hamilton Bridge Co. He attempted to enlist in the Canadian Army on three different occasions but was informed each time that he was essential to the war effort and thus spent the war years as a foreman overseeing the building of tanks for the army. In 1946, Willis moved back to Crystal Lake to live permanently along with his wife and two daughters. For the rest of his life he operated Black's Beach, and farmed in the same area. Willis was an active community member who was involved in the community churches of Stenen, Sturgis and Preeceville, and in later years, politics. He was an outstanding father and friend who had a huge impact on his family. Predeceased by his parents, brothers Leonard and Earl, a sister Muriel and a grandson Darren. He is survived by his former wife, Eileen Jackson of White Rock, BC; daughters, Sharon Black of Crystal Lake, and Sandra Jeffrey and son-in-law William Jeffrey of Abbotsford, BC, grandchildren, Desiree (Chuck) Orem, Scot (Amy) Jackson, Dean (Alice) Redenbach, Marlo (Thor) Haarstad, Eileen Klatt, and Emilia Klatt; step-grandchildren, Zoltan Gergely Jr, John Gergely and Nancy Gergely; five great grandsons and three step great granddaughters; as well as his many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Friday, December 5, 2003 from the Preeceville Evangel Tabernacle with Pastor Les Hansen officiating. Pianist, Sharon Karcha led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Reflections & tributes were given by family members. The interment followed in the Preeceville Cemetery with Aloys (Jim) Hallick, Zoltan Gergely, Randy Kelbough, Dean Redenbach, Zachary Orem and Michael Popelka serving as the casketbearers. Honorary bearers were great grandsons Nicholas and Lucas Orem. Sharon and Sandra and families would like to offer sincerest gratitude to everyone who helped make the funeral such a fitting tribute to a special man. Very special thanks goes to the staff at the Norquay Lodge for the kind and caring help they bestowed upon our father. God bless you all.

BLAHEY - Anne (nee Zahacy), of Yorkton, beloved wife of Bill entered eternal rest on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a brief illness. She was 77 years of age. Anne was born on September 26, 1931 in the Birmingham district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Steve and Katherine (nee Zalipski) Zahacy. She was raised on the family farm and attended Wilton School. In 1945 the family moved to Melville and Anne completed Grade XII at Central High School. On October 6, 1956 she was united in marriage to Bill Blahey. The couple established their home in Yorkton. Here Anne worked at Evergreen Motors as a bookkeeper for 11 years. Following years, Anne worked part-time as a bookkeeper for various businesses in the city. She retired in 1987. Anne enjoyed and kept busy doing knitting, Ukrainian cross-stitching and reading. She loved her garden and flowers as well. Predeceased by her parents, Steve in 1955 and Katherine in 2004. She leaves to cherish her memory and mourn her passing her husband Bill; as well as extended family and friends.Prayers were held on Tuesday, January 20th and the Requiem Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, January 21st at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & parish choir members. The crossbearer was Peter Gulka and the epistle reader was Peter Baran. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Peter Baran, Peco Chorney, Kasmer Walilko, John Wasylynka, Elmer Matisho and Donald Blahey serving as the casket bearers.

BLAHUT - John, of Foam Lake, entered eternal rest on Thursday, March 6, 2003 at the Jubilee Nursing Home in Foam Lake. He was 90 years of age. John was born on July 2, 1912 at Plainview, Saskatchewan to John and Anna (nee Kornak) Blahut. He helped on the family farm before venturing into the work force. Most of his career was in the construction field. He married Mary Melnyk and the couple was blessed with two sons. For many years he maintained his residence in Foam Lake and four years ago became a resident of Jubilee Nursing Home. He was predeceased by his parents, his son Ed; brothers, Walter, Steve and Ted and a sister Mary. He leaves to cherish a son Harold (Joyce) of Nanaimo, BC; daughter-in-law Claudette Blahut of Calgary; four grandchildren, Cindy (Chuck) Leitch, Darren (Shannon) Blahut, Dean (Andrea) Blahut and Daryl Blahut; great grandchildren, Kyle, Brittany, Travis, Mercedes, Tristan and Ethan; two sisters, Ann Matcyk of Yorkton and Rose Burant of Melville and a brother Nick Blahut of Foam Lake. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The cantor, Ed Pindus assisted by choir members led in the singing of the responses. The interment followed in the Garden of Memories at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Cindy Leitch serving as the urn bearer.

BLOMMAERT - Bernard Jakobus (March 4, 1922 - February 28, 2007) was born on the family farm near Yorkton, the son of Alexander and Johanna (nee Esser) Blommaert. He grew up on the farm helping with the family dairy operation and as a young man, was involved with the 4H club. Bernard attended St. Magnus Elementary school, completing his education at the Yorkton Collegiate Institute. On October 27, 1947, Bernard married Margaret Hasper and they began farming on their own farm north of Yorkton, shortly after. While still farming full time, Bernard also started working for Yorkton Co-op Lumber Supplies in 1957, where he worked until 1986 when he retired. In 1997, Bernard and Margaret sold the family farm and moved into Yorkton where he resided until his passing. Bernard was a talented carpenter and enjoyed building cabinets and furniture in particular. He loved his garden and spent many hours hoeing and picking different fruits that he grew. Bernard loved his old time music and could not resist bringing out his harmonica at family gatherings. He enjoyed sports and especially baseball and hockey, both as a participant and as a fan. He also enjoyed curling in the Wheat Pool Bonspiels. Bernard always believed in further learning, so later in his life, he took numerous courses to stay current with the business world. He participated in his children’s education by acting as school trustee in the Reaman School District area as well as a trustee in the St. Magnus School District area. Bernard will be remembered for his great sense of humour and the way he always enjoyed a good joke. His most cherished moments were spent with his children and grandchildren, and he never missed an opportunity to pass on his experiences and knowledge. Bernard was predeceased by his brothers, Frank, Marinus, Irving, Oscar and sisters, Margaretta and Reta as well as one son, Barry, in infancy. Bernard leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his wife, Margaret (nee Hasper); his sons, Dennis (Lorraine) of Surrey, B.C. and David (Debbie) of Yorkton, SK; his grandchildren, Katherine Steeves of Victoria, B.C. (and her children, Alexander and Kaitlynn Steeves), Christopher (fiancé, Jennifer Moore) of Surrey, B.C., Joshua and Jason Blommaert of Yorkton, SK; his sister, Daisy Jensen of North Vancouver, B.C. as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. The interment will follow in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens, Garden of St. Mark.

BLOMMAERT - Shirley Ann (nee Paget) April 1, 1949 - September 18, 2009, daughter of Lawrence and Jean Paget was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a young woman she worked at various jobs throughout the city including the Fort Garry Curling Club and Assiniboia Downs. After the passing of her first husband, Gerald Thompson, Shirley met Raymond Garth Blommaert in 1979 and they were married on November 28, 1981. Shirley has two daughters from her first marriage - Claudia and Tracy, son, Darcy from her second marriage, and mom to Cindy, Alisha, Stacy, and Pamela Blommaert. She has 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Shirley was predeceased by her father, Lawrence, her mother, Jean, and her sister, Donna. Shirley really enjoyed fishing, traveling and adventure – including white water rafting the Kicking Horse River near Golden, BC. In addition to enjoying the many trips she and Raymond took to B.C., and to see family and friends throughout Western Canada, Shirley loved her cows and the new car Raymond bought her last Christmas. When not traveling the countryside or visiting family and friends with Raymond, Shirley found time to work at Boston Pizza in Yorkton for the past 10 years and was a member of the Orkney Historical Society. Shirley passed away September 18, 2009 after a brave fight with cancer. Shirley leaves to celebrate and mourn her passing - her husband, Raymond, daughter, Claudia and children, Raymond and Latara (Winnipeg), daughter, Tracy and children, Joel and Samantha (Yorkton), son, Darcy and children, Zander and Lathan (Yorkton), Cindy Robertus and children, Tamara (Yorkton) and Nicole (Winnipeg), Alisha and Mike (Winnipeg), Stacy (Stony Plain, Alberta), Pamela and Mike Chyz and children, Justin and Taggert (Drayton Valley, Alberta), and great-grandchildren, Brenna and Dreyden (Tamara), as well as her best friend, Audrey and many other relatives and good friends. She will be missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home.

BOBYK - William Andrew "Bill" was born on October 16, 1927, in the Rokeby District, the eldest child of William Lewis Bobyk and Helen Hovrishko. As a young child he moved with his parents and sisters to a farm in the Eden District where he continued to live for the next 75 years. Growing up, Bill enjoyed farming with his dad, hockey, dances, fiddle music, and teasing his three younger sisters. After his elementary years at Eden School, Bill boarded at St. Joseph's College in Yorkton where he graduated in 1947. After a small taste of city living in Regina, Bill returned to the family's mixed farm where he gladly remained, taking off his last crop in the fall of 2009. Bill met Irene Porter at a New Year's dance, and they courted for several years until marrying in 1957. Together they raised and created a happy home for four children, Donna, William (Bill) Jr., Sandra and Randy. Bill was very present in their lives and reveled in their various accomplishments over the years. He was proudest of all, however, of Irene, the type of wife and mother she was and the reputation she'd earned during her four decades as a nurse. A devoted husband and loving father, Bill was quick to praise and slow to criticize. A very kind and social person, he was also adept at making and keeping lifelong friends. He had an admirable ability to always be accepting and appreciative of others. Bill had a lifelong passion for agriculture, carefully tending his crops, winning prizes for his poultry at Toronto's Royal Winter Fair, participating in the Swine Breeder's Association, enthusiastically attending public information sessions on the latest farming practises, and the like. Bill derived much pleasure from building a strong shelter belt around his farm's yardsite, and made annual trips to gather young spruce trees for planting. Over the years he and Irene received many compliments on their farm's park-like atmosphere. Bill's other abiding interest was politics. He kept close track of the goings-on of the day and regularly analyzed the world's state of affairs with neighbours and friends on coffee row. The loss of Bill, and the void it has created, will be keenly felt by all who knew him, not least of all his grieving family: wife, Irene; children, Donna (Don) Wood of Calgary, Bill (Karen) Bobyk of Calgary, Sandra Bobyk of Regina, and Randy Bobyk of Calgary; grandchildren, Laura Wood of Vancouver, Stephen Wood, Sarah Bobyk and Nicholas Bobyk, all of Calgary; sisters, Mary Kellett, Anne (Ken) Mitchell, and Julie (Ron) Bailey; sister-in-law, Dorothy Schaeffel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

BODIE - Carman Verne passed away at St. Paul's Hospital on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 at the age of 68. He was born September 29th, 1942 in Yorkton, SK, the only child to Harry and Francis Bode. Carman attended elementary and high school in Yorkton and acquired his Journeyman Electrician from SIAST in Moose Jaw and later worked at Potash Corp. In 1981 Carman was diagnosed with MS and in 1985 was forced to resign his job because of this diagnosis. Carman will be remembered by his children, Sherri and Glenn and their children; his wife, Judy of 43 years and their daughters, Michelle (Duane) and Shallyn (Brad); grandchildren, Tara and Melandajra; great grandchildren, Tabitha and Owen; as well as numerous extended families. Carman was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Francis. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Windsor Chapel, 704 Windsor Street (Windsor Street and 8th Avenue North).

BODNAR - William "Bill", of Yorkton, beloved husband of Anne Bodnar entered eternal rest on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 79 years of age. Bill was born on October 19, 1922 in Ethelbert, Manitoba, a son of Michael and Elsie Bodnar (nee Walchatuk). He was raised on the family farm and attended Demery School in the Ethelbert district. On October 11, 1945 Bill was united in marriage to Anne Rehaluk. The couple resided on the farm in the Ethelbert district 1953. After a brief time in Calder they moved to Yorkton in 1955. For 28 years Bill worked at MacDonald's Consolidated Ltd., retiring in 1985. Bill was a very loving husband, father and grandfather who always wanted the best for his family. His family was his most treasured possession. He forever wanted to help them in any way possible. Bill had a love of music, singing, carpentry, yardwork and fishing with his sons. He worked hard but also enjoyed taking the time to have coffee and socialize. He was a devout member of St. Mary's Church and a member of the church choir for many years. His pride in keeping things bright and shiny started in his youth. Horse harnesses, tractors, combines and cars were always spic and span. This "Bodnar" tradition continues with his sons and grandchildren. Bill spent the last four and a half years of his life at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life, his beloved wife of 56 years Anne; his sons: Dave (Joanne) of Regina, John (Sheryl) of Yorkton Larry (Debbie) of Lake Forest, California, Don (Shelley) of Saskatoon and Rob of Yorkton; grandchildren: Deanne (Derek) Csada, Todd and Ryan of Regina, Jonathan and Michael of Yorkton, Chris and Brittany of Saskatoon; great grandchildren: Alexis and Brock Csada of Regina; sisters: Anne (Walt) Fedorkow of Niagra Falls, ON, Betty (Les) Kloc of Niagra Falls, ON, and Mary (Bob) Franklin of Makinak, MB; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. We love you, rest in peace. Prayer services were held on Friday, December 14th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, December 15th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Don Bodnar and the cross bearer was Chris Bodnar. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Todd Bodnar, Jonathan Bodnar, Ryan Bodnar, Michael Bodnar, Derek Csada and Harvey Snidanko serving as the casket bearers.

BONNET - Carrie, resident of Saskatoon, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at St. Paul's Hospital. She was 86 years of age. Carrie Bonnet was born on November 5, 1918 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan; a daughter of Charlie and Edith (nee Grunert) Bonnet. Her mother pre-schooled her at home. When Carrie began attending Grunert School, she moved from grades 1 - 3 in the first three days. At a young age, Carrie began a life-long passion for piano, and as a second instrument, the violin. Carrie completed her grade 8 at the age of 12, then devoted the next four years to intensive piano and violin practice (6 - 8 hours a day). She began teaching music at age 16. Having accepted the Lord as her Saviour at an early age, she felt teaching children was her ministry in life. The Yorkton Enterprise in 1935 quotes "at the young age of 16 Carrie received many musical honors and showed great brilliance holding the bronze, silver and gold medals of the National College of Music and Arts, and two degrees (Associate & Licentiate) in piano". Carrie taught music in Yorkton and Springside for many years and then took care of both her mother and father who had become ill with Parkinson's disease while residing in Saskatoon. Carrie was a gentle, caring person, with high standards in everything she did. She was also talented in needlework (crochet & embroidery), and she took a keen interest in the lives of her niece Karen and nephew Dale, and was thrilled to learn that Dale had completed his grade 9 & 10 in piano a year ago. Carrie also lived a year in California and eight years in Vancouver, before returning to Saskatoon. She resided at Elim Lodge seniors centre from 1997 to 2002. Carrie will be remembered as a brilliant and deeply caring teacher. She expected the best from her many students and usually achieved that. She also maintained her own skill level late into her years. Just four years ago, at age 82, she and her brother Clarence played the difficult piano duet "Nola" flawlessly. She is survived by her brother Clarence and his wife Barbara of Abbotsford, BC and their two children, daughter Karen of Mississauga, and son Dale of Guelph, Ontario, as well as other relatives and friends. A graveside service was held on Saturday afternoon, July 30, 2005 at the family plot in the Yorkton City Cemetery. Pastor Steve Rosluk of First Baptist Church officiated. Son Clarence gave the eulogy. Pallbearers were Kent Grunert, David Williams, Pastor Steve, Ray Bailey, Dean Petersen and Len Varga.

BONNETT - Verne, of Vancouver, formerly of Yorkton passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2006 in Vancouver BC. He was 58 years of age. Verne Charles Bonnett was born on December 4, 1947 in Yorkton, Sask.; a son of Eugene and Emilie (nee Hilderman) Bonnett. Verne was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, he attended school in Yorkton and Bredenbury. When his health still allowed he worked in Melville and in Saskatoon, before moving to Vancouver. Verne was a friend to anyone he would meet, he loved the farm animals when he was young on the farm. His favourite pastime was watching sports on TV, especially hockey and baseball. He would know all scores, standings and stats. Verne was predeceased by his parents; brothers Fred and Harold; and sisters Elsie Fromm and Charlotte Thies. A graveside service was held on Friday, September 29th at the family plot at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Pastor Fred Schneider of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. Larry Bonnett served as the urn bearer.

BOREEN - Marilyn Carol (nee Weick), of Churchbridge, widow of Curtis Boreen passed away on Friday, April 11, 2003 at the Langenburg Health Care Complex. She was sixty years of age. Marilyn Carol Boreen was born on May 5, 1942 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan, the third daughter of Berthold and Meta (nee Werner) Weick. Carol grew up in the Churchbridge district and attended Pennock School and later the Churchbridge High School. She began working for the local telephone company and also worked at the Regina telephone exchange. Carol was united in marriage to Curtis Boreen on October 21, 1960 at the Church of God in Churchbridge. On May 2, 1965 she was baptized and confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church by Pastor Shalla. Carol and Curtis began farming in the district and later took over the Boreen family farm. Together with her husband, they developed the farm into a mixed operation which was a wonderful place to raise their four children. Like all good farm wives, Carol was skilled in cultivating the land, hauling grain, running a farrowing barn, growing a garden, managing the accounts and delivering gourmet meals to her 'combine crews'. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, playing cards and visiting with friends. She also became well-known for the many afghans that she created. When she was 48, Carol was diagnosed with cancer and had undergone numerous difficult surgeries over the next 12 years. Because of these experiences, she learned to focus on good times and never wasted a precious moment. In the early nineties Carol and Curtis moved into Churchbridge and enjoyed family gatherings, visits from their grandchildren and the opportunities of traveling and 'getting away' in the winter. Carol was predeceased by her husband Curtis; her father Berthold; brother-in-laws Ken Murray, Don Martin, Herb Bjarnason, Don, Dale, Hugo, Pun and Bud Boreen; sisters-in-laws Pat Boreen and Merle Boreen. She leaves to cherish her memory her four children: Shelley (Don) Buchan of Portage la Prairie, MB, Sandee (Garry) Yanke, Randy (Kim) Boreen and Rocky Boreen all of Churchbridge; twelve grandchildren: Bill, Carleen and Curtis Buchan, Lindee, David, Carsie, Kristian, Eric, Matthew and Amy Yanke, Taylor and Tucker Boreen; her mother Meta of Churchbridge; brothers Gordon (Lynne) Weick of Churchbridge and Dave (Lois) Weick of Regina; sisters Nina (Ron) Douglas of Carberry, MB and Myrna Murray of Gainsborough, SK; sisters-in-law: Doris (Henry) Putland, Ila Martin, Alva (Edgar) Kaeding, Betty Bjarnason, Iris (Ewald) Ittermann, Shirley Boreen, Joyce Boreen and Anita Boreen all of Churchbridge; brothers-in-law Ray (Esther) Boreen of Churchbridge and Scott (Elva) Boreen of Esterhazy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Funeral Services were held on Monday, April 14, 2003 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Churchbridge with Pastor Daryl Solie officiating. The organist, Vallery Putland led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, 'Safe In The Arms of Jesus' and 'Because He Lives'. Men's Quartet consisting of Calvin Kitz, Lawrence Kitz, Glen Schaan and Gordon Weick sang the selection, 'I Won't Have To Cross Jordon Alone'. The interment followed in the Churchbridge Town Cemetery with Craig Douglas, Kelvin Werner, David Murray, Garnet Putland, Pat Boreen and Dale Fraser serving as the casket bearers.

BOREEN - Ray, beloved husband of Esther, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at the Neepawa Health Centre. He was 85 years of age. Ray was born on February 24, 1923 to Alvin and Esther (Dahl) Boreen at Churchbridge, Sk. He was the sixth of 13 children. He was baptized (Aug. 12, 1923 God Parents Mr. & Mrs. August Jansen) and later confirmed (Aug. 23, 1936) into the Christian faith at the First English Lutheran Church, in Churchbridge. He attended school in Churchbridge until grade 8 when he quit to help out on the family farm. He later went to work as a mechanic for Fred Dressler in his garage and continued to help his dad and other family members with the harvests. On October 4, 1949 he married Esther Caul. They were blessed with 3 children, Barry, Pat and Judy. In 1953 they purchased their own farm west of Churchbridge. Initially Ray worked solely at farming but as the family grew he had to supplement the farming income by working at the Churchbridge Co-op driving the fuel truck and for a short time as a mechanic for Joe Bot. Ray and Esther retired from the farm in 1982, making their home in Churchbridge. Ray had been very involved in any organizations his children were in - the 4-H clubs at community and regional levels, Boy Scouts, Air Cadets and coaching the baseball teams. Besides being involved with his children he was a very active member in his community. He gave of his time and talents so willingly, wanting nothing in return but a "Thank you". He was a long time member of the Churchbridge Curling Club; the Churchbridge chapter of the Lions club; he spent 15 years serving on the Saskatchewan Housing Authority, Churchbridge branch and was a trustee for the Trinity Lutheran church where he also sang tenor in the church choir for years. In his retirement years he took up woodworking and I am sure every member of the family has something he made, either stools, paper towel holders, "Old Crows", cedar chests or "tickle trunks" and many more things, a far cry from a milk stool or pig trough that he constructed prior to retiring. He was also able to enjoy a number of holidays and trips with Esther and their good friends Lillian and Gerhardt Hintz. A real highlight of his life were his grandchildren - Tammy, Jennifer, Heather, Aaron, Todd and Colby. Whenever they could they made sure that they could attend their Christmas concerts, music festivals, graduations, weddings, etc. Due to failing health he was not able to take an active part in the great grandchildren's lives - Cayle and Cody Brenner, Will Russill, Lily Johnston and Calla and Quinn Boreen. In 2006, Ray and Esther moved to Neepawa, MB, to be closer to their daughter Judy, who could assist with their health related problems and help meet some personal needs allowing both of them to remain in their own home to the end. Neepawa was never home to Ray though, his heart was still in Churchbridge. After Ray became ill in his 81st year, he became very frustrated because his activity level decreased and he was no longer able to assist others and he had difficulty in accepting help from those who wanted to give something back to him, he always wanted to pay them. Right to the end, when he was too weak to speak, he would still whisper "Thank you" and "Don't worry about me". Ray was predeceased by his parents Alvin and Esther Boreen, Brothers Virgil (Bud), Dale, Curtis, Donald, Hugo and LeRoy (Pun), Mother and Father-in-Law Edith and Wilfred Caul, Brother-in-law Stanley Caul and many in-laws. He leaves to mourn his wife of 59 years Esther, their sons and families: Barry and Bev Boreen of Melfort, SK., Jennifer, Scott and Will Russill, and Aaron Boreen all of Edmonton, AB; Pat Boreen of Nanaimo, BC, Tammy, Nolan, Cayle and Cody Brenner, Heather, Jay and Lily Johnston, Todd, Tamara, Calla and Quinn Boreen all of Regina, SK; and their daughter and her family Judy, Darrell and Colby Gabler of Neepawa, MB; sisters Doris Putland, Ila Martin, Eva and Edgar Kaeding, Betty Bjarnason and Iris and Ewald Itterman all of Churchbridge and brother Scott and Alva Boreen of Esterhazy, Sk., and sister-in-laws Merle Rathgeber of Lethbridge, AB, Anita Boreen and Joyce Boreen both of Churchbridge and numerous nieces and nephews and many good friends. The funeral service was held on Saturday, November 15, 2008 from Trinity Lutheran Church in Churchbridge. Rev. Kyung-Hyun Kim of Trinity Lutheran, and Rev. Ken Edel of Christ Lutheran, Neepawa officiated. Son Pat Boreen gave the eulogy. Organist, Alice Johnson led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Aaron & Todd Boreen, Colby Gabler, Nolan Brenner, Scott Russill, and Jay Johnston seving as the casketbearers.

BORYS - Carolina "Carrie" (nee Aichele) passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. She was 96 ½ years of age. Carrie was born on August 28, 1914, the daughter of Ludwig and Christina Aichele of Fonehill, Saskatchewan. Carrie received her education at Fonehill School. She was united in marriage to Metro James Borys on October 6, 1935. Their marriage was blessed with five children, sons, Kenneth, Vernon, Kelvin and daughters, Joyce and Judith. The family lived in Yorkton, then moved to the Ebenezer area to work the Louis Valinsky farm. They later moved to the Wagner Brothers cattle ranch and then back to Yorkton. After Metro’s sudden death in 1969, Carrie continued to live in the Yorkton area and worked in Janitorial Services at the Yorkton Collegiate High School and Morris Rod Weeder. She later moved into the Queen Elizabeth Court. Carrie became a resident of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home in April of 2008 where she remained until her passing. Carrie enjoyed gardening and canned hundreds of jars of vegetables and fruits for the long cold winters. She loved to travel and her journeys took her throughout Canada and the United States. Carrie took bus trips with her sister, Pauline and travelled with her family as well. Her favorite pastime was Bingo which resulted in her great-grandkids referring to her as Bingo Babba. She enjoyed outings to the Casino - and of course she always won. However, Carrie’s main focus in life was her family. She was very involved with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carrie always had to know that everyone was all right and happy. A member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #77 in Yorkton and enjoyed working with the ladies catering various functions. She even became quite a proficient dart player at the Legion. Carrie was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Metro; her oldest son, Kenneth; her sister, Pauline; her brothers, Edward and Albert; three half-sisters and six half-brothers. She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter-in-law, Frances of Torrance, California and her daughters, Jennifer and Elizabeth (Jacob and Jessica); her daughter, Joyce of Kelowna, BC and her son, Scott (Angele, Matthew and Christopher of Regina, SK); her son, Vernon of Yorkton and his family, Jason (Kim and Tatum of Yorkton, SK) and Carrie-Lisa (Dennis, Abbey, Brooke-Lynn and Carter of Yorkton, SK); her daughter, Judy (Dennis) of Kelowna, B.C. and her family, Jamie (Kim, Kayla and Logan of Agassiz, BC) and Julie (Stephen and Jackson, Kelowna, BC); her son, Kelvin (Pat) of Yorkton, SK and their sons, Colin (Carrie of Pasadena, California), Cory (Stacy and Grace of Green Bay, Wisconsin) and Kelly (Fort McMurray, AB). Carrie is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Elsie Aichele and Auldine Harkema as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

BORYS - Michael. The family of Michael Borys, beloved husband of Grace (nee Donald) Borys, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 92 years of age. Michael Borys was born on June 4, 1917 at Fonehill, Saskatchewan, the son of Stefan and Emily (nee Nazarkiewisz) Borys. He grew up on the family farm and attended Phonehill School. In 1940, Michael enlisted in the army where he served in the Governor General Horse Guards Regiment. He returned home to Saskatchewan and civilian life in 1945. In 1946, Michael purchased land in the Peach View District. On September 6, 1947, Michael was united in marriage to Grace Donald, who had also grown up in the Fonehill District. They made their home on the farm and raised their family in the area. Michael remained on the farm until entering full time care in the Yorkton & District Nursing Home in 2009. Michael was predeceased by his parents, Stefan and Emily; his brothers, Harry, John, Fred, Bill and Alex and his sisters, Mary and Annie. Michael leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his wife, Grace; his children, Douglas (Lynda), Carol (Murray), Dennis (Darlene) and Marie (Allen) as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister, Katherine; his brothers, Eli, Fritz and Max (Jennie) as well as several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

BOSOVICH - Terry Allen of Saskatoon went to the presence of the Lord on January 23, 2001, to be with his father, William. His loving family, wife Robin, daughter Carina, sons Mischa and Matthew of Regina survive him. Also left to mourn are his mother, Helen Bosovich of Yorkton; sisters Rose (Norman) Dyson, Joanne (Michael) Kacaba, and Sylvia (Bob) Delaney, all of Toronto; Ange (Ron) Gretchen of Saskatoon, Sonia (Cal) Glover of Kelowna; brother Dennis (Penny) Bosovich of Quesnel; nieces and nephews Dean (Cindy) Shropshire, Anne (fiance Chris) Dyson, Arthur Dyson, Timothy (Michelle) and son Dimetruis Cauley, Teresa Cauley, Jody (Brent) and son Remy Buchan, Joseph Gretchen, Jennifer, Rebecca and Susan Kacaba. He will be missed by aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Born on June 29, 1954 at Canora, Terry attended Mainroad School, St. Mary's and St. Joseph's in Yorkton. He received a Liberal Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan. He also studied and received qualifications in a Certified Management Accountant Program. He was employed by the Federal Government in the Western Economic Diversification Department. Terry was a loving father, involved with his children's lives, helping them to make future plans. Terry had developed many close relationships with his colleages at Western Economic Diversification. His ability to analize financial projects was outstanding and recognized by his peers. Besides spending time with his children Terry loved travelling, camping, woodworking, wine making, fixing cars and renovating houses. He was very hospitable to his family and friends. Terry was a conscientious son and constantly helped his mother. He touched many people's lives and will be sadly missed by all of them. Prayer services were held on Monday, January 29th, at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, January 30th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Matthew Bosovich and the cross bearer was Carina Bosovich. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Matthew Bosovich, Mischa Bosovich, Dennis Bosovich, Joseph Gretchen, Ron Gretchen and Lawrence Barteski serving as the casket bearers. Reflections of Terry's life were conveyed by daughter Carina Bosovich, sisters Ange Gretchen and Joanne Kacaba and co-worker David James.

BOYCHUK - Magdalene of Yorkton passed away in her sleep on July 30th at the age of 66 years. Magdalene was born on August 23, 1942 in the Playmore district, southwest of Kamsack. She attended Luzan School where she received her eighth grade standing. She then helped on the family farm until the age of 25 years when she moved to Yorkton. Here she was employed at York Beverages and at several restaurants. Following her father's death in 1977 Magdalene remained at home to look after her aging mother who passed away in 1997. Magdalene enjoyed gardening, watching television, shopping and attending various community events. She especially loved feeding the wild birds and spent countless hours watching them. She continued to live on her own until failing health caused her to spend time in hospital, returning home on July 24th. Besides her parents, Magdalene was predeceased by her infant brother Martin. She leaves to cherish her memory, three sisters Violet (Leo) Avram of Regina, Marie (Darcy) Loster of Yorkton and Pauline Boychuk of Regina; a brother Wesley (June) Boychuk of Regina; as well as several nieces, nephews and their families. A graveside service was held on Thursday, August 6th at The Yorkton City Cemetery with Pastor Russell Richardson of Free Pentecostal Church officiating. Serving as casket bearers were Leo Avram, Darcy Loster, Wesley Boychuk, Len Varga, Dean Petersen and Brett Marianchuk.

BRADLEY - Leonard was born on February 1, 1919 at Otthon, Saskatchewan; a son of Florence (nee Price) and Harry Bradley. He attended the Otthon School from 1924 - 1934 and the Yorkton Collegiate Institute from 1934 - 1936. As a young man Leonard enlisted into the Royal Canadian Army, Pte. L464452 and following 6 months of training, transferred to the RCAF, where he trained as a Radar Mechanic. Leonard served overseas from April of 1941 until September of 1945. Following his discharge he returned to Saskatchewan and immediately began employment with Canadian National Railways. Leonard's career with the CNR lasted 33 years and 9 months, and during this time was an agent/operator for the railway. This position took him to several points in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Following his retirement he became a resident of Yorkton in 1979, and had resided here for the past 26 years until his health began to fail. During his years in Yorkton, Leonard lived a quiet life, he enjoyed the company of his friends, and was actively involved with the General Alexander Ross branch of the Royal Canadian Legion until his health began to fail. In the fall of 2005 Leonard moved into the Good Shepherd Villa in Prince Albert, where his brother Ernest lives. He enjoyed the company of Ernest and also the visits from Ernest's family. Len passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at his residence. He was 89 years, one month and 8 days of age. Predeceased by his parents, Harry and Florence, and his sister Frances Jaques and a nephew Glenn Jacques. He leaves to cherish his memory his brother Ernest of Prince Albert, three nieces and a nephew and their families. The funeral service was held on Saturday, March 15, 2008 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiated. Hymns played were In the Garden and On Eagles Wings. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Alexander Ross Branch #77, Yorkton participated in the service and performed the Legion Burial Rite ceremony. The interment took place in the Garden of Devotion, followed by a luncheon in the Family Centre Reception Room.

BRADTKA - Frank, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at the age of 86 years. Frank Bradtka was born on January 15, 1922 in Poland. As a young man, he emigrated to Canada, eventually coming west to Yorkton. A construction worker by trade, Frank was involved in many construction projects in and around Yorkton during his working years. He was united in marriage to Emma Maliteare, who predeceased him in 1966. After he retired Frank remained in Yorkton. As his health declined, he became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on November 4, 1985, and had since been a resident there. Besides his wife Emma he was predeceased by a son Rodney in 2007; his parents; and by sisters and brothers in Poland. He is survived by two sons: Walter (Tannis) of Spy Hill, and Jim (Marlene) of Langenburg; three daughters: Linda Hawes (Gary) of Bangor; Nancy Bratka (Donald Beuckert) of Saskatoon; and Shirley Sundquist (Glen) of Neudorf. Also nine grandchildren: Jessica, Nathan, Eric, Christopher, Tammy, David (Diane), Sean, Crystal, and Jayson; and two great grandchildren: Raven and Wyatt; as well as surviving family in Poland. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium. The funeral service was held on Thursday, September 11, 2008 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Dolores Spreitzer of St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church was the Lay-Presider. Members of St. Gerard's Church assisted in the service, Pam Yaremko was the organist, leading the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Nancy Bradtka serving as the urnbearer.

BRASS - Ivar Dean, of Yorkton and the Key First Nation, beloved son of Eleanor Brass-Brazeau began his eternal rest on Monday, July 30, 2007 at North Battleford, Sask. He was 35 years of age. Ivar Dean Brass as born on July 10, 1972 in Norquay Saskatchewan. He grew up and spent all his years in school at Sturgis, SK., where he graduated in 1990. Ivar was very athletic and very active in: hockey, lacross, fastball and slow-pitch. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his brothers. After graduation, he attended SIAST and later started working and gaining experience in many different areas. Following the birth of his daughter Brittany Lea - Elle Brass on August 28, 1993, Ivar was employed at the Norquay Alfalfa Plant and later attended and graduated with his Business Administration Certificate from SIAST. Ivar worked away from home, but always returned back to Yorkton or Key First Nation to be close to his family. He was very close with all of his family members and especially enjoyed spending time with Coco and his cousins. He enjoyed playing cards, listening to music, laughing and visiting and always had a new joke to tell. Throughout his life, Ivar kept his faith in God and for the last several years had suffered from Bi-Polar Disorder. He had strong family support through his illness and always maintained his happy relationships with everyone. Ivar loved his family members dearly, especially his mom and daughter Brittany. He will always be lovingly remembered for his kindhearted manner, his gentle spirit and the natural way he had in making people laugh and smile. Ivar was predeceased by an infant brother Shawn; Great Grandmother Harriet Brass; Moshom Ronald Gordon; Grandparents, John and Lily Johnson, and special cousins Lora - Jean Brass and Earla Brass He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Eleanor Brass - Brazeau (Stewart); his sister Jacqueline Johnson (Greg) and her children Jazzlyn and Waylan Smuk; his brothers: Darcy and James Johnson; special sister: Auntie Bernalda Brass; father Larry Johnson (Selene Kiltau); sister Taylor Johnson; Grandmother Matilda Brass; aunts: Merle Mondair, Arlene Shingoose (John), Ivy O'Soup (Peter Nippi), Pearline O'Soup (Lynn); uncles: Robert, Ferlyn, Dale (Denise) Brass; numerous cousins: Howard, Kelly, Jamie, Jeremy, Charity, Cher, Gregory, Candace, Shaun, Sean, Saul, Sloan, Chantelle, Dana, Lucas, Joshua, Nakita, Toni, Jaycee, Allison, Natasha, Erica, Ryan, Nathan, Callie and Pam Brass. Ivar took great pride in his special nieces and nephews and was close to many other friends and extended family members and their children. A traditional wake began on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 from the Yorkton Friendship Centre, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. A memorial program was held on Thursday evening August 2, 2007 from the Friendship Centre with the funeral service celebrated on Friday afternoon August 3, 2007. Rev. Allan O'Soup and Rev. Dan Nelson officiated. The reflections and remembrances of Ivar's life were given by his sister Jacqueline with the poem "Footprints" read by Karen Ayers. Many songs of praise were sung by Bernie Fleury, Michael and Artina Brass, Lorne Brass, Pearline O'Soup and Merle Mondair as well they had words of faith and hope. All those that made Ivar's life special along with his uncles Robert, Ferlyn and Dale Brass were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with James, Darcy Johnson, Sean, Saul Pelletier, Howard and Jamie Brass serving as Casket Bearers.

BRENNAN - Wayne. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Wayne Brennan on Friday, January 22, 2010 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 68 years of age. Wayne was born on November 25, 1942 in the Pelly District of Saskatchewan, the tenth child born to John and Ruth Brennan. He grew up and received his education in the Pelly area. Wayne married Joyce Delaittre on August 4, 1962 and they enjoyed over 47 years of being happily married. For many years Wayne operated Yorkton Concrete until his retirement. When he retired, he became involved with raising horses, cows and miniature horses, whey he showed and enjoyed for many years. He also worked with neighbours in the area, helping with seeding, haying, harvest, calving and anything else that needed to be done. Wayne also kept a close watch over Vicki, while Barry was at work, making sure that everything ran smoothly and she didn’t hurt herself while doing the farm work or handling the cattle. Wayne also shared work and fun with his neighbour, Ron and the two would get together over coffee each morning and make their plans for the day. Family was also very important to Wayne and he kept in constant touch with them. He and Joyce spent many winters down south on holidays, sometimes with his family. Wayne loved driving and spent many winters driving throughout Canada and the United States. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, John and Ruth (nee Smith) Brennan; one sister, Jean Snyder; four brothers, James, Neal, Les and Bill; his father-in-law, Daniel Delaittre and his sister-in-law, Janie. Wayne leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife, Joyce and his furry friend, Buddy. He is also survived by his sisters, Marie, Shirley and Helen; one brother, Bud; his mother-in-law, Cassie Delaittre; his sisters-in-law, Ada, Judith, Winnie, Alice (Connie) Vogel, Eileen Brennan and brother-in-law, Jerry (Val) Delaittre as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends.

BRENNER - Lauren Howard Brenner was born to Jacqueline (nee Shappert) and Howard Brenner June 28, 1954 in the Churchbridge district. He passed away peacefully January 30, 2013 in the Yorkton Regional Health District surrounded by his wife and family. Lauren was born and grew up on family farm near Churchbrldge until he was 9. After the passing of his father his family moved to Yorkton. His passion was cars from a very early age. He. loved to rebuild them and race wherever he could, proud of the horsepower under the hood. Lauren married Sandra Neudorf (nee Schafer) June 12, 1993. He embraced her 2 daughters Jackie and Joanna and loved them dearly. Being a kind loving family man with a heart of gold he was loved by all. He loved to hunt, play cards and socialize with friends and he had many. Lauren worked for Maple Farm Equipment for 37 years. Tractors were his specialty arid there isn't a John Deere farmer around for 100 miles that didn't know him and respect him. His dedication to his work came from caring. Lauren is predeceased by his father Howard Leslie Brenner, father and mother in-law William and Enid Schafer. brother in-law Douglas Kobitz, and nephew Chad Schafer. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Sandra, step daughters: Jackie (Shawn) Bolack, grandchildren Madison and Dylan; Joanna (Derek) Boehm, grandchildren Makayla and Alexis, his mother Jacqueline Brenner, sisters Marianne Brenner and Shelley Brenner, brothers-in-law Rick (Deb) Schafer. Norman Schafer (Raquel) , sisters-in-law Gail Kobitz, Kathy (Linus) Jones, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2:00pm from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The interment will take place in the Garden of Memories.

BRODA - Mary (nee Mazuren). On January 23, 2003 Mary Broda of Yorkton passed away at the Mont St. Joseph Nursing home in Prince Albert at the age of 88 years. Mary was born September 2, 1914 at Sunny Isle District, Sask. to Ephraim and Ann Mazuren. Mary had three sisters and two brothers. In June of 1932 Mary and John Broda were married at St. Phillip's Roman Catholic Church. Mary and her husband John raised five children. The family moved to Yorkton in 1963 where both Mary and John were active members of St. Gerard's and St. Mary's Catholic Churches. The Brodas enjoyed 50 years of marriage prior to John's death in Sept. of 1982. Mary spent much of her life involved with her husband, five children, twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She lived in close proximity to St. Mary's Church and became intimately involved with the Blue Army, the UCWL, and the church community. She was an active volunteer at St. Joseph's College and St. Mary's Cultural Centre. Her retirement years were focused on her faith, family and friends. In later years she resided at Queen Elizabeth courts in Yorkton. On November 28, 2001, she was admitted to Mont St. Joseph Nursing Home in Prince Albert. Mary was personable, very sociable, family oriented, had a gentle nature, and an infectious sense of humor. She had a strong will and accomplished amazing things in her lifetime. Mary is survived by her sister, Olga (Gus) Bogaski of Winnipeg, her step brothers, Stan and Daniel Mazuren of Pelly and Harry Mazuren of Winnipeg; her adult children, Ethel (Carl), Terry (Rick) of B.C.; Mike (Mary Anne), David (Shelly) of Saskatchewan, 12 grandchildren: Dennis and Karen Johnson, Shawn Myron, Norman, Vernon, Donna, Christine, Jason, David, Greg, Erin (all Broda), and Jessica Kaban; 3 Great grandchildren, Katie and Marlie Broda and Scott Myron; plus many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She is predeceased by her husband John; her son, Lloyd; her brothers, John and Eugene; sisters, Lena and Frances. Prayer Services were held on Sunday, January 26th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The rosary led by members of UCWL, Branch #1 and the Blue Army preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, January 28, 2003 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Ivan Nahachewsky as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Sonia Thaczuk and the crossbearer was Lawrence Thaczuk. An UCWL Honour Guard was held with Anne Gulka carrying the branch prapor; Alice Wasylynka and Zena Baran serving as banner bearers and Sophie Madarash, Mabel Zawada and Anne Abrametz carrying the UCWL Memorial Wreath. The Golden Ager Wreath was carried by Natalie Sakundiak. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Norman Broda, Jason Broda, David Broda, Greg Broda, Tyler Kaban and Ed Broda serving as the casket bearers. Eulogist, Vincent Broda offered remembrances and reflections of Mary's Life. For those wishing, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the charity of their choice.

BROWN - Adrienne Nicole was born on October 5, 1982 in Fort Frances, Ontario in the Rainy River District, eldest daughter of Howard and Audrey (nee Atatise) Brown. Adrienne lived and attended school in Lac La Croix First Nation. Adrienne is survived by her three precious children, Jordan Garcia, Tatum Sierra, and Kya Zoey who she dedicated her life to. Adrienne loved nature and enjoyed many hours camping, fishing, swimming, sliding and walking in every season. Her strong beliefs in her culture and traditions, resulted in her ability to speak her Ojibwe` language and create beautiful bead work. Adrienne loved pow-wows and danced from the time she was small. Although she travelled and lived in the Yukon and Shoal Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. Lac La Croix was always her home and refuge. Adrienne's love of life was demonstrated by how she celebrated it with her children and extended family. She was very outgoing, energetic, friendly, kind and socialable. From daily activities to birthdays, special occasions and holidays, Adrienne took special care and attention in living life to the fullest. These memories we will keep close to our hearts forever. A loving, nuturing home was created by Adrienne for her children. She read bed-time stories, played games, did crafts, baked and cooked with them. Her home was always open for other children to take part in any activity that they were involved in. Her wonderful spirit will live on in her children. Suddenly on Friday, June 15, 2007 Adrienne Nicole was taken from us. Adrienne will be sadly missed by her parents Audrey and Howard, her children Jordan Garcia, Tatum Sierra, Kya Zoey; her brother Brent Freeman and her sister Daniel Sandra. Adrienne's immediate and extended family will mourn her passing for a very long time. She is survived by her grandmothers, Bessie Vivian Atatise and Francis Brown, uncles Tony Brown, Robert Atatise (Debbie), Rick Atatise (Peggy), Lester Atatise, Brian Atatise (Mary Jane), Rolland Atatise (Jackie), Ryan Atatise (Shelly) and aunts, Gladys Geyshick (Bill), Priscilla Jourdain (Gregory), Phyllis Pierson (Richard) and Doreen Skinaway (Ron) as well as niece Rayanne and nephew Damien. Being such a close-knit family, Adrienne's first cousins were like brothers and sisters. Adrienne's passing leaves a huge void in the lives of Shelly, Derek, Lori, Clinton and Tina Geyshick, Robert Blake Atatise, Landen Jourdain, Clayton and Vince Ottertail, Bobby Atatise, Melanie, Maurice and Mariah Jourdain, Robert Armstrong, Raven McGinnis, Lexi Atatise, Christopher, Jermaine and Carmen Atatise, Andrew Morrison, Kendra Skinaway, Shania and Trey Atatise, Brice, Austin and Taran Morriseau. Adrienne's love, warmth, sense of humour and kindness will be greatly missed by all her aunts and uncles, cousins and close friends.

BROWN - David S., of Yorkton, beloved husband of the late Alvena Brown passed away Friday, November 11, 2005 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 82 years of age. He leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Dorothy (Ken) Holizki, Donna (Dennis) Claypool and Deborah (John) Stubbings; grandchildren, Micheal (Susanne) Holizki, Dwayne (Jordon) Holizki, Sandy (Tom) Hainey, Donna Jr. and her children Ethan & Kaylee, Scott (Kim) Stubbings and their children Kayla & Bradley Stubbings; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation took place with a private family interment on Friday, November 18, 2005 in the Garden of St. Mark at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

BROWN - Donald. It is with great sadness that the family of Donald Brown announce his passing on June 24, 2006 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 80 years of age. Donald was born on January 9, 1926 on a farm (30-44-19 W2) near Melfort, SK to parents Gus and Greta Brown. Don was raised on this farm and he attended Melinda School. He remained on this farm until 1956 when he was married to Alma Parker of Naicam. After their marriage Alma and Don lived in Melfort until 1979. In addition to his love of farming, Don worked on the railroad for four years, Canadian Propane for 2 years and drove the Melinda School bus for fifteen years. In 1979 Don and Alma moved to Tantallon, SK for five years where he worked for D.H. Miller and Son. After Alma retired from teaching they moved to Yorkton. For several years Don worked for farmers helping with seeding and harvesting. Don had many interests. As a young man he played softball with the Clemens Clippers. He was always interested in hockey and loved it. For many years he used his school bus to drive players and fans of the Melfort Athletics Hockey Team to games. After moving to Yorkton he loved going to Terriers games. Don put many miles on his vehicles driving Jerry and his fellow team members when he played hockey. First of all, Don loved farming. He took great pride in a good job of sowing, summer fallowing and combining. In his younger years he loved to go deer hunting and fishing. Don loved to be with people no matter where he was he could find someone to talk to. For many years he was a regular at A&W for morning coffee. Don will be sadly missed by Alma, his devoted wife of almost fifty years, his sons Leslie (Cammy) of Calgary, Jerry (Madonna) and grandson Cameron of Grande Prairie. He is survived by a sister, Vera (Ken) Bowren of Melfort, a brother Ken (Leona) of Spruce Grove, AB and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Don was predeceased by his parents, Gus and Greta Brown, two sisters Mildred Martin, Irene Ambler and by his much loved little pooch Suzie. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 27th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye L. Greer of Westview United Church officiating. 'Just As I Am' and 'Precious Lord, Take My Hand' were the taped hymns that were played. Leslie Brown paid tribute to his father by eulogy and video presentation. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Hector Nelson, Gary Fehr, Bruce Monette, John Monka, John Holitzki and Bill Popik serving as the casket bearers.

BROWN - Gordon Leslie, of Yorkton, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, Wallace House. He was 93 years of age. Gordon was born March 10, 1916 the seventh child of nine to John E Brown and Mable M. Crosson. He attended school in Spy Hill until grade 10, then started working any job he could find to help out through the difficult times of depression. When the war broke out Gordon made his way to Regina and on January 30, 1940 joined the army. He served in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was discharged on February 16, 1946 with the following medals - 1939-45 Star, France and German Star, Defence Medal, War Medal Canadian Volunteer Medal. Upon returning home he went into partnership with brother Roy. They had a hardware store, a general store and a trucking business. They later built a garage and became the International Harvester dealership in Spy hill. In 1960, Gordon and his family moved to Bredenbury to take on the Massey Ferguson Dealership. Then in 1961 they sold their business in Spy Hill and Bredenbury to raise enough money to buy the Massey Ferguson Dealership in Yorkton known as Brown Brothers Implements. Gordon was very proud and often made mention of the fact he was awarded a silver tray by the General Manager of Massey Ferguson for having the highest volume in sales in Canada in 1964, 1965 and then again in 1966. On January 3, 1952 he married Margaret Miller and have one son Lorne. Margaret passed after a brief battle with cancer on June 28, 1999. During their time together they enjoyed many winter trips seeking a warmer climate. Gordon was always interested to know what his three grandchildren were doing and what was happening in their lives. He enjoyed golf in the summer and curling during the winter months. Gordon was a dedicated Mason, spending countless hours preparing and organizing for the work needed to be done. He was awarded a lifetime Member of the Masons as well as the Royal Canadian Legion and Yorkton Curling Club. In later years Gordon was very fortunate to have had the companionship of Lil Wladichuk. They enjoyed spending time together and when his health failed and he became a guest of the nursing home, he was always grateful for Lil’s daily visits. Gordon was predeceased by his parents, his wife Margaret and infant sister, Viola; his brothers, Garnett, Roy and Charlie; sisters, Mable, Vera, Violet and Cora. He leaves to celebrate his life, son, Lorne and his wife Juanita and their children, Justin, Kendra and Karli; sister, Hazel; sisters-in-law, Lily and Mabel; brother-in-law, Mervin; numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends. May he rest in peace. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.from Westview United Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. A private family cremation committal will follow in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens, Garden of St. Matthew.

BRUNSELL - Winnifred Jean (nee McLeod) passed away at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on Thursday, March 3, 2011. She was 103 years of age. Jean, as she was known to friends and family, was born Jun 19, 1907 in Brooklyn Queen’s County, Nova Scotia, the daughter of James and Genevieve McLeod. The family relocated to the Oxbow/Estevan area of Saskatchewan where Jean remained until the age of seven when her mother Genevieve died of tuberculosis. After her mother’s death she went to live with her grandmother, Henrietta McLeod, back in Nova Scotia. She lived there for two years until 1914 when her father was remarried to Hannah “Corrine” Morse and Jean returned to Saskatchewan. Hannah died of complications of the flu in 1918. In 1923, five years after Corrine’s death, Jean’s father was remarried once again. His marriage to new wife, Thelma Audrey was to be a long and happy one which resulted in the birth of two children, a boy who died in infancy and a girl, Sister Thelma-Anne, SSJD who currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Jean became very close to her new step-mother and in her senior years was her primary care giver. Jean was a life-long learner. She obtained a Grade 12 formal education and then went on to Normal School. This enabled her to teach primary grades. She taught at Simpson School in Yorkton from 1930 until the 1960's. Jean married William (Bill) Brunsell in her late 30's or early 40's. Bill had a daughter, also named Jean, from a previous relationship. The two Jeans became very close and continued to maintain their connection even though Jean presently resides in California. Jean’s retirement activities were many and diverse. She was a member of the New Horizons Senior’s Club in Regina. She utilized her above average writing skills to compose articles for their magazine. A Charter Member of the Church of the Nazarene, Jean and Bill helped to build the Church and she organized a kindergarten program at the church as well. Jean’s artistic endeavours included sewing, watercolors and oil painting. She loved a good detective novel, enjoyed playing simple hymns on the piano and loved animals, especially her dog and cat. In the late 1990's Jean became a resident of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Jean will be remembered as a quiet, private person most of her life who brought joy through to those around her through her joy of teaching and her artistic creations. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Church of the Nazarene in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The Interment Service will precede the Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

BRYAN - Charles Edward, of Yorkton, Sask. passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 71 years of age. Charles was born on March 12, 1935 in Yorkton, the youngest of seven children born to James and Ellen Bryan. He resided on the family farm outside of Tonkin, Saskatchewan and his Elementary schooling took place in a one room school house in Dunleath, Saskatchewan. He completed his High School education in Yorkton. Charles married the love of his life, Bev Rachkowski (nee Betker) on November 9, 1968. Charles lovingly adopted Bev’s three children, Gail, Larry and Janice and the family was blessed with the birth of their daughter/sister, Tara Lee in January of 1970. Charles worked for the C.N.R. (Canadian National Railway) for the entirety of his career which began in 1962 and ended in retirement in the fall of 1994 after 32 years of service. Charles was affectionately known as “Chuck, Chas or Charlie Brown” to many of his friends and family. He was a simple man who enjoyed life with a very calm, relaxed attitude and he loved to socialize and go for a nightly coffee with his wife and friends. Most important to him was spending quality time with his wife and family and attending his grandchildren’s various school activities. Whether it was sports or other important events, grandpa and grandma were always there. Charles was often referred to as “the chauffeur” for the whole family; he never hesitated to help anyone who needed a lift. Bev was the love of his life and they shared many happy memories together with family and friends. They especially took great pride in their grandchildren. Throughout their lives together they took many vacations together. The annual summer camping trip was always looked forward to by all. In their last few years together, they traveled to various places such as Disneyworld, Las Vegas, Vancouver and Hawaii. Another one of his passions was sports. At a very young age he started curling at the Tonkin curling rink and continued to curl until he was 68, occupying the position of skip for the majority of the time. Throughout his life Charles was an avid golfer, holding season passes to the York Lake Golf Club and loved spending time golfing with friends and family. For several years Charlie and his family billeted the Yorkton Terriers hockey players. He was a big fan of hockey, a season ticket holder and could be found cheering loudly for his team. Charles and Bev participated for many years in adult bowling leagues, where they won many trophies together. He enjoyed watching C.F.L. football and even attended two Grey Cups held in Saskatchewan and was thrilled to see the Riders win two Grey Cups. Charles was predeceased by his parents, James and Ellen; his brothers, William, Fred and Ronald. In July of 2001, Charles was greatly saddened by the loss of his wife, Bev, to whom he had been married for 33 years. He leaves to mourn his children, Gail (Gord) Kolebaba of Yorkton and their children, Shane (Billie) and their child, Nevaeh and Brendan (Kayla); Larry Bryan of Vancouver, B.C., Janice Procyshen of Lloydminster, AB and her partner, Carter Steitzer and her children, Trista (Kyle) and Justin and their father, Darold Procyshen; Tara Lee (Greg) Fischer of Regina and their children, Chantal and Christian, sisters, Isabelle (Clifford) Kerr of Yorkton, Corrine of Yorkton and Elsie of B.C.,as well as numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, January 16, 2007 from St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. The organist, Mrs. Carla Laycock, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens, Garden of St. Matthew with Kirk Betker, Maynard Erickson, Norm Garbutt, Gord Kolebaba, Bob Lee and Perry Seib serving as casket bearers.

BRYSKA - Bill, beloved husband of Jean, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 9, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 63 years of age. Bill was born in the horse lake District on March 20, 1939 to John and Anna (nee Blazeiko) Bryksa. Bill was raised on the farm and attended the Horse Lake School. In his youth he enjoyed sports, in particular baseball. He was a talented pitcher until he broke his arm throwing his famous curve ball. In 1955 he moved to Yorkton and began his career as a painter. On November 23, 1957 Bill married Jean Munro at Model Farm Church and they made their home in Yorkton. They were blessed with three sons: Gary, Grant, and Kevin. As the boys grew Bill encouraged them to follow his interest in sports. This began his long association with Yorkton Minor Sports. Bill helped in any aspect he could including coaching, managing and even driving the bus. This interest has been passed on to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to express his opinion on his favorite professional sports teams and prided in his knowledge of their statistics. Throughout his life he enjoyed camping and fishing with family and friends. Bill loved gardening and prided in his potatoes (all 120 hills). He enjoyed visits with his children and grandchildren where he played cards while relating many humorous stories of his youth. He is predeceased by his parents John and Anna; sisters Stena, Emily, Rose, Sophie, and Anne. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Jean; his sons Gary (Geraldine) of Edmonton, Grant (Cindy) of Saskatoon, and Kevin (Gwen) of Yorkton; Mother-in-law Margaret of Foam Lake; Grandchildren Jeremiah, Erin, Emmit, and Jered of Edmonton, Tammie (Darren), Mike (Amanda), David, and John of Saskatoon, Kelly and Brian (Dyan) of Medicine Hat, and Kayla of Yorkton; great-grandchildren Colby and Brayden of Saskatoon and Neleh of Medicine Hat; brothers Walter (Sophie) of Foam Lake, Merle (Jeanette) of Lanigan, Mike (Gail) of Foam Lake, and Donald (Eileen) of Lethbridge; Sisters Marie of Craik and Adele (Hal Dean) of Warner; brothers-in-law Victor Dvernichuk, Lloyd Baptist, and Ruben Norbeck; and numerous relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Sunday evening, January 12, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Funeral services were held on Monday morning, January 13, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Father Bryan Bayda of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Officiating. The service responses were given by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. All those who knew Bill were Honourary Bearers. Granddaughters: Kayla, and Erin Bryksa and Tammie Buck served as Cross Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Grandsons: Jeremiah, Emmit, Jered, Mike, David, John, Kelly and Brian Bryksa serving as Casket Bearers.

BUCK - Mildred Rose (nee Stromecki) , resident of Yorkton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 53 years of age. Mildred was born on March 19, 1953 at Edmonton, AB; a daughter of William and Irene (Belcourt) Stromecki. She was raised in Edmonton and received her education at Holy Cross School. Mildred worked in the housekeeping department at the Day's Inn in Edmonton for some time before moving to Yorkton about 6 or 7 years ago. Here she resided with her daughter Roseanna and had been employed in the custodial and maintenance department at the Painted Hand Casino. Mildred's health began to deteriorate and about a year and a half ago had been diagnosed with cancer. A friendly, outgoing person who enjoyed the company of others. Mildred had a great love for her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, she loved to listen to Gospel music and was a faithful reader of the Bible. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her family: son Einar Philip Sigurdur of Humboldt; daughter Roseanna Lynn Sigurdur of Yorkton; grandchildren; Felicia, Darrian, Jasmine and Einar; brothers: Lance Sandstrom of Edmonton, and Lorne Pederson of St. Albert; and a sister Brenda Stromecki of Alexander, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father William in 1979, her mother Irene in 1994, and a brother William (Billy) in 1978. The funeral service was held on Monday, April 24, 2006 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Pastor Gary Pelltier officiated. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Terry and Albert Musqua, Richard Stromecki, and Einar Sigurdur, Einar P. Sigurdur and Mike Sigurdur serving as casketbearers.

BUCKLE - Patricia (nee Farley), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Sunday, November 5th, 2000, following a short hospitalization. She was 86 years of age. Patricia Buckle was born on July 25, 1914 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan; a daughter of Ray and Katherine (nee Egbert) Farley. Patricia was raised in Yorkton but at the age of five years moved to Binghamton, New York. The family returned to Yorkton when she was twelve. A very bright student, she completed her Grade 12 at the age of sixteen. Patricia began working for the Hudson Bay Company and also worked for her father at his International Harvester dealership on Broadway Ave. In 1932 she married Samuel Buckle, and the couple began farming south of Yorkton in the Pebble Lake district. The couple successfully farmed and raised their family, retiring in 1982. In that year the couple moved to Yorkton and made their home on Betts Ave. In 1989 Patricia moved to the Victoria Court. She greatly enjoyed the many new friendships she established while a resident there. She was able to maintain her independence until December of last year, when she became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Patricia possessed great character, she was a very social person who loved conversation and enjoyed debating any topic with her family and friends. She was a positive person and always looked for the best in people. She was predeceased by her husband Sam, her parents, a son Farley in 1956 and by a sister Julia. She leaves to mourn her passing her three sons; Ray (Avis) of Yorkton, Robert (Cynthia) of Regina and Sam (Helene) of Yorkton; two daughters, Betty (Bob) McLean of Yorkton and Sherry Morris of Saskatoon; grandchildren and great grandchildren Blaine Buckle (Fran; Justin, Stephen & Clinton), Wade Buckle (Tracey; & Brennan), Sabrae (Berne; Britt & Tess Udala), Cid (Cathy) McLean, Ginger McLean, Farley Morris, Jacqueline Morris, Samantha Morris, Robert & Patrick Buckle, Stephanie & Richard Buckle, Chris Farion; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Thursday, November 9, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Rev. Walter Farquharson of the United Church of Canada officiated. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi, led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the family plot at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Richard, Patrick, Robbi and Wade Buckle, Farley Morris and Cid McLean serving as the honorary bearers and Blaine Buckle serving as the urnbearer.

BUCSIS - Irene Veronica (nee Holowka). In loving memory of Irene Veronica Bucsis who passed away on May 12, 2010 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 77 years, following a courageous battle with illness. Irene was born on May 4th, 1933 the daughter of Michael and Waltrina Holowka (nee Bugoy) in the Otthon District. She attended school in Otthon. She was united in marriage with Peter Bucsis at St Cunnegunda Church in Otthon. They were blessed with two daughters. Irene and Peter farmed in the Otthon District where Irene resided with Peter until her passing. Irene was known as a hard worker. She enjoyed taking care of the farm chores which included raising poultry, milking cows, gardening and food preservation. Her hobbies included sewing and embroidering. She also enjoyed being an active member of the Otthon Ladies Club for many years. Irene was an excellent hostess. She always made time and special treats for family and friends. Irene will be remembered for her strength in times of trouble, for her kindness and compassion to others in their time of need and for her fun, loving and generous nature. Irene was also very caring to the many pets she enjoyed over the years. Irene was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Waltrina Holowka; her daughter, Linda Martens; her in-laws, Joe and Julia Bucsis; her sister-in-law, Irene Skeoch; her brothers-in-law, Andrew Bucsis and Elmer Molnar. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory her husband, Peter Bucsis; her daughter, Connie Bucsis; her sister, Beatrice Molnar; her grandson, Christopher Martens; her sisters-in-law, Wilma Nagy and Julia Hildebrandt; her brothers-in-law, James Bucsis and Vandel Bucsis, her nieces and nephews and many relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2010 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The cremation committal will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

BYBLOW - Peter Byblow, formerly of Yorkton, beloved husband of Mary Byblow passed away peacefully at the Herb Bassett Care Home in Prince Albert, SK where he had resided for eighteen months. Peter was born and grew up in the Whitesand district. He married Mary Krywulak on July 29, 1945 and several years later they moved to Yorkton where they settled and raised their family. Peter was an accomplished carpenter, avid gardener, and tinkerer. He loved to make new things out of old discarded things, such as flower pots out of old tea kettles. His yard, with all his flowers and trees was his pride and joy. He was predeceased by his parents and several brothers and sisters. He leaves behind to lovingly remember him his wife Mary, his five children, Ted (Lorraine) of Calgary, AB, Theresa Reimer (Clarence) of Medicine Hat, AB, Orest (Annette) of Selkirk, MB, Iris Cannon (Alan) of Prince Albert, SK, and Gene (Diane) of Calgary, AB, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, one brother, 4 sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Sunday, February 20th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, February 21st at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & Parish Choir Members. The cross bearer was Jordan Gabriel - Cannon and the epistle reader was Holly Dmyterko. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Dwayne Reimer, Keith Byblow, Kelly Byblow, Billy Cannon, Jeremy Cannon and Ernie Dmyterko serving as the casket bearers.

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CAMPBELL - Lauretta Jean (nee Anderson) Campbell was born on January 23, 1920 at Walker Settlement, Kings County, New Brunswick; a daughter of S. Thompson and M. Jeanetta (nee Walker) Anderson. Lauretta attended the Walker Settlement School and as a young woman took a course in practical nursing. In her younger years she worked in the DVA Hospital in Saint John and also at a nursing home there. On March 8, 1941 Lauretta was united in marriage to Douglas O. Campbell at Norton, New Brunswick. For the first years of her married life she worked alongside her husband on his father's farm, and later after Douglas was discharged from the army, they bought their own farm in Poodiac, NB and continued to farm until 1962. In 1968 the couple moved to Yorkton to be closer to family. Lauretta worked for a time at the Yorkton Union Hospital and then did housekeeping at the Corona, the Holiday Inn and the Blackstone Hotels. In 1977 the couple retired to Rhein, where they resided until Douglas' passing in October of 1987. After that time Lauretta moved into Yorkton and became a resident of the Queen Elizabeth Court, where she resided until the time of her passing. Lauretta passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 91 years of age. Besides her husband Douglas, she was predeceased by her father and mother, brothers Raymond, Derald & Jarvis Anderson; sisters Kathleen Steele, Pauline Barton, Marion Anderson, Florence Lynch & Lillian Joyce; and a grandson, Michael Langlais. She leaves to cherish her memory, her four sons: Arden (Ada) of Portage LaPrairie, MB; Dale (Rita) of Yorkton; Brian (Krysia) of Saskatoon; and Wayne of Saskatoon; two daughters: Lorna (Victor) Reschke of Pinawa, MB; and Ethel (Gerard) Langlais of Rothesay, New Brunswick. Also thirteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren & sixteen great great grandchildren; a sister, Emma Anderson of Sussex, NB; sisters-in-law, Ruby Anderson, Mary Anderson and Hazel Mercer; as

CANNON - Isabel (nee Patterson) beloved wife of William J. Cannon of Yorkton passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 10, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 84 years of age. Isabel was born on July 19, 1917 and raised in the Reaman district, just north of Yorkton. She attended school at the Reaman School. As a young woman, Isabel helped on several farms in the district whether it was helping to look after children, house keeping, cooking meals and running food out to hungry farm hands. One of the things she loved doing was riding her pony Princey. Isabel was united in marriage to Wm. J. Cannon on Nov. 26, 1946. They farmed north of Yorkton for two years, moved into Yorkton, spent several years in Wroxton and then settled back in Yorkton where they have spent the last 40 years. Isabel spent many hours knitting and crocheting for her children and grandchildren. We all had the pleasure of wearing her handiwork that had been made with lots of love. She loved her flowers and plants inside and outside. She took great pleasure in watching the birds eat the breadcrumbs she set out daily for them. Isabel was predeceased by her father in 1945, her mother in 1967 and her brother Thomas in 1989. Isabel leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her husband of 55-plus years William J. (Bill) of Yorkton; Marion Vaughan of Yorkton, Donald Cannon of Yorkton, Alan and Iris Cannon of Prince Albert, Kathy and Kevin Bates of Regina, Kelli Gillard of Calgary, AB, Tom Cannon of Innisfail, AB, Gail Gillard of Innisfail AB, Donald Cannon and Karen Calvert of Powell River, BC, Holly Cannon and her son Jordan of Prince Albert, Lisa and Tyler Campbell and their children Alanna and Connor of Edmonton, AB, Jeremy Cannon of Calgary, AB, Billy Cannon of Saskatoon, Craig Bates of Regina, Kyle Bates of Regina, Lorna and Dave Bright of Yorkton, Keith and Gail Vaughan and their children of Yorkton, Fran and Dan Kirkham and their children of Saltcoats, Marge Steve of Regina and numerous other friends and relatives. All who had the joy of sharing her life and experiencing her love will greatly miss her and continue to celebrate her life. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, February 15, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiated. Two taped solo hymns were played, Amazing Grace and Beautiful Isle of Somewhere. Grandson Tom Cannon composed and read a tribute to his grandma. Piper Dave Gillard played a medly of hymns. The interment followed in the Yorkton City cemetery with Jeremy Cannon, Billy Cannon, Kelli Gillard, Tom Cannon, Craig Bates and Kyle Bates serving as the casketbearers.

CAREY - Peter Carey, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011. He was 84 years of age. Peter Donald Carey was born April 7th, 1926 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan; a son of Racheal and Judson Carey. Peter worked as an automotive partsman throughout his career. He worked at Korb Motors from 1951 until 1966. He then worked for Eftoda Pontiac Buick for 6 years and then for Northern Motors until he retired at age 65. Peter was a member of the First Baptist Church for 60 years. He was also a lifelong member of the United Commercial Travellers since 1958. Peter was also an affiliate member of the Royal Canadian Legion. His main hobby was being a Boy Scout and Cub leader in his younger years and was always on the lookout for interesting clocks to collect. Peter was predeceased by his wife Jean in 1985; his second wife Mary; and special friend Esther; parents Racheal and Judson Carey; and daughter Linda Bramfield in 2006. He is survived by his daughter Patty (Allan) Beblow, 4 grandchildren: Donnie (Tammy) Bramfield, Gordie (Lorie) Bramfield, Lariene (Dave) Blackburn, and Tricia (Brian) Chisholm; 6 great grandchildren: Luke and Brooke Bramfield, Lucie, Brady and Benjamin Blackburn, Ty and Nina Chisholm; and his son- in- law Bob Bramfield and many other special friends and family. The funeral service was held on Monday, February 28th 2011 from the First Baptist Church in Yorkton. Pastor Steve Rosluk officiated the ceremony. Family tributes to Peter were given by Donnie and Gordie Bramfield. Special violin music was provided by Lucie Blackburn, Peter's great granddaughter. Organist, Karen Delong led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'What A Friend We Have in Jesus' and 'Amazing Grace'. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Donnie, Gordie & Bob Bramfield, Dave Blackburn, Brian Chisholm and Andy Beblow serving as the casketbearers.

CARLSON - Ray, beloved husband of Inez Carlson of Saskatoon and formerly Yorkton, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2001 at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital in Calgary. He was 84 years of age. Raymond Victor Carlson was born on April 27, 1916 at Melville, Saskatchewan, the fifth child of six children born to Frank and Hildur (nee Erickson) Carlson. From a young age Ray was interested in animals and raised many kinds over the years. As a young man he raised sheep at McBride Lake and also spent time working in the logging industry. When World War II broke out, Ray enlisted into the Royal Canadian Army and fought overseas with the 8th RECCE. Following his discharge he returned to Canada and to the home farm. In 1946 he married Annie Wilkman. A daughter Lynne was born in 1947 but in 1948 Annie passed away. Ray married Inez Olson in 1950. The couple resided on the farm until moving to Yorkton in 1958. Ray was employed with the Co-op selling turkeys. About 1965 the family moved to make their home in Saskatoon. Ray was self-employed, manufacturing and selling animal feed with great success for many years. Over the years Ray built up a strong relationship with many Hutterite colonies around Saskatoon, establishing many friendships with their members because of his honesty and friendly personality. He never fully retired from the business and had been selling fertilizer with his daughter Lynne in latter years. Ray enjoyed attending the army reunions every year, and on some occasions his grandsons Shayne and Derek would join them. Since 1990 the couple had been able to enjoy winters at Yuma, Arizona. They have always enjoyed travelling North America, visiting family and friends, camping and fishing. In 2000, the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. For the past number of months, Ray battled cancer. Predeceased by his parents, brothers Ralph, Milton and Lester, and by sisters Doris Larson and Hazel Hardy, Ray is survived by his wife Inez; daughter Lynne (Bill) Kaschl of Calgary; grandsons Shayne of Montreal and Derek of Calgary; his mother-in-law Ingeborg Olson of Langenburg, brothers-in-law Ivan Olson of Langenburg and Garth Olson of Bashaw, Alberta and their families, numerous nieces, nephews and also cousins in the United States. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, March 20, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Rev. Faye Greer officiating. Hymns played were Amazing Grace, Beyond the Sunset and God Will Take Care of You. The eulogy was given by Cheryl Carlson, great-niece to Ray. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Alexander Ross Branch #77 Yorkton gave the Legion Tribute Service. Rev. Irving Fraser was the Padre, the Sergeant-at-Arms was Mike Bidnock and the Color Party consisted of Andy Juba, Fred Fenske, Herb Berting and Wally Austman. The interment followed at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Lauren, Irving, Evan and Blaine Carlson, Gordon Erhardt and Eldon Hardy serving as the casketbearers.

CAZA - Norman Elmer was born November 11th, 1920 in Stoney Point, Ontario to Romeo and Dehlia (nee Riberdy) Caza. He served his country in World War II and upon his return he married the love of his life. Norman and Laurentia spent 63 yrs together raising sixteen children. They had their share of ups and downs, with God taking two of their children Helen [46]; Pat [52]. Norman lived the majority of his life in Vanguard where he owned his own business. He was a pivotal part of the town's growth. He later went on to live one of his dreams of owning a farm. They settled at Lac Pelletier where they resided for six years. The family returned to Vanguard for a short time before moving on to Willow Bunch. Their final move was to Melville to be closer to some of their children. When his health started failing he was admitted into St. Paul Lutheran Care Home in Melville where he lived until he passed away peacefully on March 8, 2008. Norman was the pillar of strength in our family and he is going to be missed more than words can express. Predeceased by his parents, Romeo and Dehlia Caza; brother, Arthur; sisters, Barbara, Pearl, Clara, Betty and Carol; daughter, Helen and son, Patrick. Norman is lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Laurentia; children Barbara Maygard, Norma [Paul] Rousseaux, Star [Ralph] Deobald, Iris [Don] Powers, Jean [Walter] Haytema, Theresa [Rick] Yanch, Laura Punwasie, Kathy [Jack] Fostey, Norman [Dori], Edna [Mike] Roseler, Phillip [Alison], Gwen Lawrence, Lissa [Larry] Lalonde, Tammy [John] Kuepper; sisters, Rose Maillioux, Ruth [John] Stevens; brother, Edward [Claudette] Caza as well as many special grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

CHESNEY — Robert David "Bobby" Chesney passed away suddenly on May 22, 2007, at his home in the Hilltop District. Bobby, or "Old Ugly", as he was affectionately known, is survived by his wife, Catherine (Kitty); daughter, Kendra (Elemer Jerkovits) and their children, Travis and Trystal; and son, Lane (Heather Gartner), his children, Kirsten, Kylie and Kole, and her children, Aimie and Kayla. He is also survived by his brothers, John (Kay) and Earl; sisters, Evelyn Chesney, Unsay Ladd, Violet (Alec) Turner and his sisters-in-law, Beverley Chesney, Marie Zaharia, Emily (Dennis) Becker and Gloria Powell as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bobby was predeceased by his parents, Benjamin and Hermina; brothers, Ernie and Donald; sisters, Edna, Grace and Myrtle and infant sister, Margaret; sisters-in-law, Nancy, Josephine, Phyllis, Beverley and daughter-in-law, Elaine. Bobby was born May 18, 1931, near Waldron. He was educated in the Hilltop District. Bobby and Kitty were married on March 14, 1955. Bobby ran the family farm near Hilltop for his entire adult life until his passing. Bobby worked at various jobs throughout his life. He dug water wells, moved buildings, broke horses and worked for a number of years as the Pasture Manager/Rider for the Crescent Grazing Cooperative Community Pasture. He became the "unofficial" community veterinarian with cattle and horses being his area of expertise. His pride and joy was his horse "Hank" who was a great specimen of his expertise with horses. In his later years, when most people would think about retiring, Bobby went to the North to operate "Big Iron" in construction. A few years later, he went back to the Yukon and did some gold mining with his brother Earl. With farming and other jobs he had minimum but quality time with his children Kendra and Lane. There was always time for teaching how to drive, how to shoot a gun, or just hang around with dad and numerous other instructions. His many "city" nieces and nephews always wanted to come to the farm for summer holidays. Uncle Bobby was interesting to be around and Aunty Kitty was a great cook. He was blessed with and very proud of his five grandchildren and step grandchildren and enjoyed their company and hearing about their lives. Bobby was also a nature lover. He loved to hunt as a younger man but as he got older he turned to protecting and feeding the wild life. He loved to feed and watch the birds around the house and thought nothing of stopping whatever he was doing in the field to watch a hawk or a rabbit. Bobby had a lot of friends far and wide and will be missed for his colorful personality and many sayings. Bobby has left us with many happy memories and will be sadly missed by everyone that knew him. A Celebration of Bobby's Life was held on Saturday, May 26, 2007 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home with Kathy Novak as the Celebrant. Nephew, Don Chesney, remembered his uncle in tribute and eulogy. Daughter-in-law, Heather Gartner, shared a poetic tribute she had written in Bobby's memory. The organist, Carla Laycock, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "Amazing Grace" and "Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness". A special taped music selection of Trent Tomlinson's "One Wing in the Fire" was played. The cremation committal followed in the Waldron Cemetery with grandsons, Kole Chesney and Travis Jerkovits serving as the boot bearers. Nephew, David Powell, shared one of Bobby's favorite recitations from Robert Service, The Cremation of Sam McGee".

CHILLOG - Steve Vincent (June 20, 1919 - December 26, 2010) was born in the McKim District of Saskatchewan, the son of Vincent and Velma Chillog. Steve attended school in the West Otthon School district. In 1947 he married Irene Soos in Riverton, Manitoba. They settled in the Pebble Lake District south of Yorkton where they farmed until their retirement in 1977. Steve enjoyed his retirement by taking up golfing. Steve was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Joe and Emeric; his sister, Goldie Molnar as well as his sister-in-law, Violet Chillog and brothers-in-law, Joe and Nick Molnar. Steve leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life, his wife, Irene and daughters, Carolyn (Tim) Reid of Theodore, SK and Pat (Scott) Moore of Gimli, MB. He also leaves to mourn his grandchildren, Corey Reid (Bettyanne) of Jedburg, SK, Greg Reid (Jody Michel) of Canora, SK, Lisa Moore (Guillaume Brodeur) of Dawson City, Yukon and Steven Moore (Jen Campbell) of Gimli, MB as well as great-grandchildren, Jessica, Callie and Luke Reid, Kaetlynn and Jenna Reid, Alexis Moore-Brodeur, Fyn Moore and step-great-granddaughter, Mya Campbell. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Mary Chillog and Olga Molnar, several nieces and nephews and 26 Godchildren. Steve was a very devoted husband and father and will be fondly remembered by his family and friends. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from St Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. from St Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

CHIPUER - Helen Agnes (nee Novakowski), of Yorkton entered eternal rest on Thursday, September 6, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital. She was 76 years of age. Helen Agnes Chipuer was born on January 22, 1925 in the McKim district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Mary (nee Hudy) and Stanley Novakowski, pioneers of the area. Helen attended Pulaski Plains School. On May 7, 1949 Helen was united in marriage to Edmund Gerard Chipuer at Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church at East Brewer. This union was blessed with six children, a son and five daughters. Helen devoted her life to her family. She doted on her grandchildren, who loved to visit her and always looked forward to her baking. She was a devout member of St. Gerard's Parish. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, baking, crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Charles of Buchanan; her daughters Jacki (Ken) Chepil of Yorkton, Leslie (Rod) Varga of Yorkton, Dr. Heather Chipuer of Brisbane (Australia), Sandra Chipuer of Yorkton, and Geraldine Chipuer of Yorkton; four grandchildren, Regan Chepil of Saskatoon, Amber Chepil, Garrett Varga, and Lindsey Varga, all of Yorkton; one sister, Kay Gabel (Wilf) of Regina and many nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her husband Edmund; her parents; one brother Edward Novakowski; and two sisters, Rose Kreklewich and Mona Osicki. The Prayer Vigil was held on Sunday, September 9th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Glenn Wiseman gave the Vigil Reading. Organist Kyla Hornung led choir members and congregation in the singing of hymns. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, September 10th at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as the Celebrant. Organist Sharon McArthur led members of St. Gerard's Parish Choir in the singing of the hymns. The readers were Cornelius and Rosellie Woloschuk. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Regan Chepil, Garrett Varga, Dave Osicki, Larry Kreklewich, Richard Chipuer and Wayne Lysak serving as the casket bearers.

CHOKAN - Nellie (nee Kotyk) was born on November 28, 1917 at White Beach, SK; a daughter of Thomas and Anna (nee Prokapovich) Kotyk. Nellie was raised in the White Beach district and received her education there. Following this Nell found employment until her marriage to John Nicklefork on June 16, 1940. Nellie and John lived in Welland, ON moving to Kamsack in 1944 where John was employed with the C.N.R. In 1963 they made there home in Yorkton until John passed away in 1968. Nell then moved to Regina where she has lived until her passing on Thursday, August 8, 2002 at the Pasqua Hospital. She was 84 years of age. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life sons: Tom (Ruby) of Carstairs, AB, Ron of Yorkton, SK; grandchildren: Jeff Nicklefork and Deena Nicklefork both ot Carstairs, AB. Also her brothers: Nick (Olga) Kotyk of Swan River, MB, Bill (Mary), Mike (Mary) Kotyk all of White Beach, SK and a sister Olga (Ludwich) Zarowny of Arran, SK. She was predeceased by her parents; husbands: John in 1968 and Peter in 1995. Funeral Services were held on Monday, August 12, 2002 at 2:00 pm from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with the interment to follow in the Garden of Crucifixion. In memory of Nellie, memorial donation may be made to the Charity of one's choice. Funeral and cremation arrangements entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.

CHORNEY - Mary (nee Prystay), wife of the late Thomas Chorney, resident of the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton passed away, peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, May 7, 2003. Mary was born on February 4, 1907 at Mitchelview, Saskatchewan; eighth child of thirteen born to Harry and Tekla (nee Kaszuba) Prystay. Mary assumed responsibility very early in her childhood, quitting Grade III at Monastyr School to assist in the care of her brothers and sisters in addition to farm chores. At the age of fourteen, Mary left home to seek employment at the Dusty Farm near Theodore. Few years later she moved to Tuffnell to work on the Jim Beatie farm. There she met her soon to be husband, Thomas. The couple was united in marriage on August 1, 1926 at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton by Rev. Delforge, Shortly after, they made their home on 160 Wellington Ave. where her husband was employed with the C.N.R as a section man. They were blessed with five children, Harry, Peter (Peco), Steve, Julie and Pauline. During the hard times Mary designed her own patterns and sewed beautiful clothing for her children, herself, neighbours and many of her nieces. Years later she designed and sewed a beautiful wedding gown for her daughter Pauline. She grew a very large vegetable garden with beautiful flowers in her garden. She managed in her tiny home to supply room and board to her brother and sister. She especially enjoyed entertaining her large extended family who enjoyed both her good company and delicious meals. Her specialty was "Risen Dough Deep Fried Potato Perishku". Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting and embroidery. In her younger years she was an active member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League. She was a devout catholic who read scriptures and recited the rosary faithfully. In 1953 the couple moved to Winnipeg where Tom worked for the CN Hotel and Mary worked as a seamstress at a jean factory. Her greatest pride and joy were her fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Mary loved travelling and visiting her family in Washington, Nova Scotia and BC. Mary moved to the Bradbrooke Unit in October, 1968 and was admitted to Anderson Lodge in July, 2001. Predeceased by her father (1933), mother (1953), husband (1967), brothers, Bill (1970), Carl (1971), Harold (1971), Joe (1984), Paul (1990), Mike (1993), Sam (1996), George (2001); sisters, Dora (1977), Julia (1982), Polly (1988); son- in - law Percy (1974); daughter-in-law Marlene (2001); she leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Harry (Mae) of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Peter (Peco) (Grace) of Yorkton, Steve of Rossland, BC; daughters, Julie Tupper of Coldbrook, NS, Pauline (Jack) Scopick of Canora; fifteen grandchildren, Larry (Carol) Chorney of Kennewich, Washington, USA, Cindy (Lee) Byrd of Galt, CA, Tim (Linda) Chorney of Calgary, Sidney Chorney of Toronto, Greg (Julie) Chorney of Cold Lake, AB, Kevin (Yayoi) Chorney of Vancouver, Debbie (Larry) Jorgenson of Trail, BC, Michael Chorney of Rossland, BC, Virginia Tupper (Paul Cormier) of Moncton, NB, Tom and Richie Tupper of Coldbrook, NS, Ken Scopick of Regina, Chris (Wendy) Scopick of Regina, Connie Pippin of Regina and Charlie (Shelley) Scopick of Saskatoon; eighteen great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mary Prystay of Winnipeg, Ethel Prystie of Hamilton, ON, Helen Prystay of Langley, BC and many nieces, nephews and friends. Prayer Service were held on Sunday, May 11, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Rev. Oleh Kashuba, officiating. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:00am from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Methodius Kushko, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. Grandson Greg Chorney was the crossbearer and gave the epistle reading. Ed McLashen & Mike Katerinach served as ushers. Granddaughter, Connie Pippin gave a tribute and words of remembrance on behalf of the family. Interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Tim Chorney, Ken Scopick, Sid Chorney, Chris Scopick, Kevin Chorney and Charlie Scopick.

COOKE - Lloyd George Cubbit "Bun", beloved husband of the late Norinne Cooke passed away July 7, 2009, at the Sacred Heart Care Centre in Yorkton, at the age of 85 years. Lloyd George Cubbit Cooke was born on April 23, 1924 in Norquay, SK. Bun is survived by his sister Kay and brother Ayton, sons Bill (Karen), Lorne (Georgia), Duane (Lorelei), Brian (Jean), daughters Karen and Frances (Tom), grandchildren Gary, Mary Kate, Jacob (LiPing), Joseph (Katie), Hunter, Harrison, Kris, Nicole (Dan), Tony, Danielle, Michael, Sarah (Kris), Harlan, Tayler, Cordell, great-grandsons Ray and Ty, great-granddaughter Mackenzie. Predeceased by his devoted wife Norinne, parents Margaret and Lloyd Cubitt-Cooke, brother Bob and sister Peggy. A veteran of WWII, Bun was well- known in and around his community for being a caring, supportive sponsor of many AA friends and will be greatly missed by his coffee buddies. He and Norinne loved travelling to Yuma for the winters and spending the summers at Lake of the Prairies. Funeral Services were held on Monday, July 13, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Marietta Andrews of the The Salvation Army officiating. Daughter, Karen Cooke gave a eulogy and words of remembrance on behalf of the family. Grandchildren, Kate Hamnett read a poem and Joseph Cooke gave a scripture reading. The organist, Lorne Neal led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Honorary bearers were Ken Goodman, Mike Lys, Ernie Bobowski, George Yaremko, Kris Theaker and Harrison Cooke. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Ross Branch # 77, Yorkton performed the Legion Rite. Interment followed in the Veteran’s section of the Yorkton City Cemetery with grandson, Jacob Cooke serving as the urnbearer.

COOKE - Norinne Hazrl (nee Stark), beloved wife of Lloyd 'Bun' Cooke of Yorkton, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2002 at the Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats. She was 74 years of age. Norinne Hazel Cooke (nee Stark) was born April 10, 1928 at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; a daughter of William and Hazel Stark. Norinne grew up on a farm near Mitchelton, SK. She took most of her schooling there. She moved to Moose Jaw to finish high school, where she was an honour student. Because she was too young to immediately go into nurses training, she worked for one year at the Mental Hospital in Weyburn. Then she went to Regina General Hospital and completed the program to become a registered nurse. She worked as a nurse in Regina until she married. She had three sons, but one died as an infant. When her marriage ended she took a position with the Saskatoon Health Region as Health Nurse for the Town of Kenaston and District. She took university classes for many years and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She was a very devoted mother and dedicated her time to raising her sons as well as providing excellent service as a Health Nurse to the community. In 1968 she moved to Yorkton to take over the position of assistant supervisor for the Yorkton Public Health Region. It was in Yorkton where she met Lloyd (Bun) Cooke and they were married on February 14th, 1971. It was a marriage that was 'meant to be' and everyone knew they were best friends and had thirty-one very happy years together. After retiring from Public Health Service due to illness, Norinne spent more time at some of her favorite pastimes of sewing, knitting and crafts. She enjoyed these hobbies so much that she started selling some of her handy-work. As demand grew for her creations, she and Bun decided to open a small shop to sell her knitting and crafts, as well as knitting machines, wool and craft supplies to the public. The business flourished over the years causing Norinne and Bun to move 'Norinne's Creative Hands' several times to larger locations. They sold their business in 1988. Norinne and Bun spent summers at Lake of the Prairie and six months of the year in the sun at Yuma, Arizona. She became an ardent fisherwoman, getting her Master Angler award in three different species. Norinne and Bun spent their time doing things together and had a great deal of pleasure enjoying numerous activities. Much of their time was spent with friends and family, and they both treasured them all. Norinne leaves to cherish her memory, her husband and best friend, Bun, her sons; Duane Theaker (Lorelei), Brian Theaker (Jean), two step sons; Bill Cooke (Karen), Lorne Cooke (Cherry), two step-daughters Karen Cooke, and Frances Cooke (Tom Gallagher), sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Norinne was predeceased by an infant son, her parents William and Hazel Stark and a brother, James. The Funeral Service was held on Wednesday afternoon, October 30, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Marietta Andrews of the Salvation Army officiating. The organist, Lorne Neal led in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place on Friday in the family plot at Rosedale Cemetery in Moose Jaw.

COOPER - Arthur Edmund, formerly of Flin Flon, Manitoba and Margo, Saskatchewan passed away on Friday, June 1, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 88 years. Arthur, known to all as Art, was born on September 17, 1912 at Margo, Saskatchewan, a son of James and Margaret Cooper. He attended the Margo School, where he completed his Grade XI. After leaving school he worked as a labourer in various locations, then went to B.C. where he worked in construction. In 1941 Art joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He served as a bandsman and later in the Military Police. He received his discharge in 1945. Arthur was united in marriage in 1938 to Evelyn Benson of Margo. To this union three children were born: Ronald, Karen and Merle. This marriage ended in divorce. Following his discharge he moved to Flin Flon, where he began working for the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. He was employed there for 30 years. On December 24, 1947 he was united in marriage to Anna Prociuk. They resided in Flin Flon until 1977. Upon his retirement they moved to Yorkton where he resided until his passing. While in Flin Flon, he became a member of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Arthur spoke at numerous 'AA Round Ups' and sponsored many AA members. He had celebrated his 30th AA birthday this past February while he was a patient at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Following his retirement, Art and Ann spent their summers travelling to various parks and scenic areas in Canada, visiting many friends and relatives on the way. Many of their winters were spent in sunny Arizona, with Apache Junction their headquarters. Arthur was predeceased by his parents James and Margaret; his wife Anna in 1993; brothers Gordon, Emmerson and Albert; sisters Lilian Dalshaug, Lyla Peever, and Lorine Martin. He is survived by one brother, Reuben (Muriel) Cooper of Edmonton, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and AA friends. The funeral service was held on Thursday, June 7, 2001 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Pastor Richard Gibson of the Church of the Nazarene and Capt. Andrew Brown of the Salvation Army officiated. The organist, Kathleen Gibson, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Beyond the Sunset and O Master Let Me Walk With Thee. Soloist Amanda Gibson sang One day At A Time. Henry Schindel gave the eulogy and was the urnbearer. The interment followed in the Garden of Memories.

COPAN - Derek James of Saskatoon; best friend and soul mate of Kristin Anderson and beloved son of Gary and Donna Copan of Yorkton passed away tragically as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, May 7, 2003. He was 26 years of age. Derek was born on August 3, 1976 at Calgary Alberta; a son of Gary and Donna (nee Dembiski) Copan. He received his education at St. Paul's in Yorkton, Turgeon in Prince Albert, St. Mary's C.J. Houston in Yorkton and graduated at the Yorkton Regional High School in 1995. While in high school, and after he was employed at Bonanza and Webers. He moved to Saskatoon and became employed with Canadian Tire for two years, then at the oilfields in Sedgewick, Alberta. Derek then was employed with Shaw Cable before enrolling at Kelsey; receiving a diploma in Human Resources in June 2000. After working at Direct Tel; Derek began working on a commerce degree in human resources which he would have completed this year; as well he was employed with the John Howard Society. During these times of his life Derek met Kristin Anderson and on August 6, 1994 began a magical relationship that has carried on. Derek loved to camp at Waskesiu and go swimming; talk and socialize with people and tell jokes especially to see them smile. He enjoyed travelling and everything that life had to offer and never took anything too seriously. He always, always had a smile. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his best friend and soul mate Kristin Anderson. His parents Gary and Donna; a brother Jason (Tahirih Schulz) of Red Deer, AB; a sister Shelly of North Vancouver, BC; grandparents Gordon and Tillie Copan; aunt Vera Kapin of Yorkton ; aunt and uncle Marlene (Len) Powling of Saskatoon and their daughter Liz. Also Kristin's parents Mary and John Anderson of Yorkton his special family member Nalla; Raj Singh and James Metchette of Vancouver. Derek was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Mike and Pauline Dembiski. Prayer vigil services were held on Sunday evening, May 11, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Ernie Bobowski as Presider. Diana Hornung was the organist leading members of the St. Gerard's Parish Choir and the Congregation in the Hymns. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday afternoon, May 12, 2003 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton, SK, with Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. The organist was Rita Hilbig leading the Parish Choir and Congregation in the Hymns. The Epistle Readers were Mary Anderson and Richard Till. The Pall was placed on by Derek's parents: Gary and Donna. Brad Haberman was the Cross Bearer. Jason Rohatinsky, Jason Dumka, Andy Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Laura Wasylyshen, Karen Spilchak, Brad Haberman, Sheldon Benoit, Mabel Sham, Amber Chernipeski, Tara Boatness, Stacie Burback, Tamsen Konkel, Tracy Schwab, Jennier Anderson, Kathy Anderson, Nalla and Grizzabella and all of Derek's other friends were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with: Wes Dierker, Steve Bilan, Jordin Davidson, Kevin Spilchak, Brett Schwab and Ryan Kitella serving as Casket Bearers.

COTE-DUSTYHORN - D'Arryon Keegan passed away suddenly on December 25, 2009 at his home in Regina. He was 4 months and 16 days of age. D'Arryon was bron on August 9, 2009 at Regina, Saskatchewan, a son to Elvis Dustyhorn and Ashley Cote. D'Arryon leaves to cherish his memory; his mother, Ashley Cote, father, Elvis Dustyhorn, sister, Courtney Cote- Dustyhorn, grandparents; Cindy Winson, Alan "Frownie" Whitehawk, Karen Dustyhorn and Elvis Henry, step grandfather Elvis Johnson; great grandparents Cambell Papequash, Sally Benson, Bob Benson, Doris Dustyhorn, aunts and uncles; Melissa Cote, Brittany Cote, Keegan Winson, Darcy Keshane, Eileen, Darryl, Martin, Dezaree, Emery, Eliza, Madelyn, Jermaine, Ellis, great aunts and uncles; Stan Cote, Peter Cote, Kevin Benson, Kimba Benson, Bobbie Benson, Brandi Benson, Kara Benson, Darlene, Josephine, Camillia, Agnes, Dorey, Dennis, Fred, Dannie, Derrick, Dean, Joseph, Donovan, Dawn, and Denise Dustyhorn, as well as numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers, Courtez & Darren Dustyhorn; grandparent, Eric Keshane, great grandparents Gracie Keshane and Joseph Dustyhorn; great, great grandparents Elmer and Sarah Cote. Funeral Service was held on Thursday, December 31, at the Yorkton Friendship Centre with Pastor Rick Flamont officiating. The honorary pallbearers were Stan Cote, Peter Cote, Keegan Winson and Melissa Cote, Ellis Johnson, Martin Dustyhorn and Eliza Dustyhorn. The interment followed in Yorkton City Cemetery with Darcy Keshane, Kevin Benson, Darrell Dustyhorn and Emery Dustyhorn serving as the casketbearers.

CROWE - Marie "Mary" Angeline (nee Lavallee) of Broadview, SK. Following a brief but courageous battle with cancer, our Father in Heaven called Marie home on Wednesday, October 23, 2002. She was 71 years of age. Marie was born on September 14, 1931 on the Cowessess First Nation. She attended school on Cowessess at the Marieval residential school. Marie was a very kind hearted person; her door was always open to everyone. Her hobbies included quilting and canning fruit and vegetables. She loved going to pow wows to watch her grandchildren and great grandchildren dance. She married Joseph Crowe on November 9, 1948. They had 6 children. She is predeceased by two daughters, Elaine and Frieda, three sons Wallace, Stanford and Vernon (Ross). Her parents Vitaline and Antoine Lavallee, five brothers Peter, Joe-Vincent, Ernest, Lawrence and Robert (Bob). One surviving daughter Sharon (Wayne) Green, her chosen daughter Lillian Simeon (Doug). Six grandchildren, Bradley Louison (Carla), Lawrence Louison (Verna), Sherilyn (Greg) Pachal, Elaine Louison (Abel), Carol and Steven. Eighteen great grandchildren. Three sisters, Rose (Joe) Ewack of Ocean Man First Nation, Jeanette Watson of Ochapowace First Nation, Margaret Lavallee (Norm) of Springside, Sask. One special grandson Nathan Bellegarde. Numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law and grandchildren. Marie worked as a homecare worker in Broadview until her retirement. She also raised her five grandchildren, Bradley, Elaine, Sherilyn, Lawrence and Nathan in his infant years. We will all dearly and deeply miss Marie and will cherish the wonderful memories she left with us. The wake vigil began at 4:00pm on Friday, October 25, 2002 at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Parish Hall at Marieval. Prayers were held in the hall at 7:00pm with Mr. Doug Parislau officiating. The organist was Deanna Lerat, the reader was Carol A, Lavallee. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, October 26, 2002 from the hall with Rev. Father John Moriarty officiating. Tributes were offered by nephew Morley Watson, and by Stan Bob, representing the Kahkewistahew Band Council. Honorary bearers were Farley Sparvier, Neil Louison, Jacob Louison, Dallas Louison, Sharissa Runns, Sarah Louison, Emily Louison, Tina Bear and Lisa Bear. Members of the Crooked Lake Singers performed a traditional hymn during the final farewell processional. The interment took place at the Kahkewistahew Cemetery with Terry Lavallee, Ernest (Mac) Lavallee Jr., Sheldon Watson, Trevor Ewack, Phillip Crowe, and Linus Wasacase serving as the casketbearers.

CROZIER - Ronald Allan, beloved husband of Dianna, passed away at the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. He was 51 years of age. Ron was born on April 11, 1956 at Preeceville, Sk; eldest son of Alvin and Dolly (nee Cote) Crozier. Ron received his education at Lillian and Endeavour Rural Schools and graduated from Sturgis High School. Following this he began employment with Intercontinental Packers at Regina in sales. During this time Ron was united in marriage to Dianna Sikora on May 1, 1976; a union that was blessed with two sons: Justin and Curtis. In 1982 Ron and his family were transferred to Yorkton with Intercontinental. He worked with this company until 1985 when he began employment with Dowies, Home Gallery and eventually started his own contracting business specializing in exterior finishing. Ron had continued to operate his business leaving day to day operations to his son Justin. In May of 2007 Ron was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. Ron was always involved. He loved to play darts (passionately) fish and curl. He enjoyed Hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and Nascar. He was involved with the Royal Canadian Legion, the Elks, the Army and Navy and the ACT. His family will remember him with love and his quick wit together with a dry sense of humour. Ron leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his loving wife Dianna. His sons: Justin (Tamara), Curtis (Terrie); his parents Alvin and Dolly, a sister Elaine (Ken) Novak; two brothers: Dale and Murray; nieces and nephews: Chris (Yvonne) Novak and their son Kayin, Lisa (Evan) Hill, Ben and Amy Crozier; his father-in-law Frank Sikora and Ron's favourite, Slim. He was predeceased by his grandparents and his mother-in-law Elsie Sikora. The Funeral service was held on Saturday afternoon, March 15, 2008 from St. Andrews United Church Yorkton, SK; with Reverend Doug Craig officiating. Shani Apland was the organist leading the Choir and congregation in the Hymns. The Honourary Bearers were "all those who knew and loved Ron". At the conclusion of the service the recessional was "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling "played on the piano by Shani while Ron's sons: Curtis and Justin carried the urn. Interment will take place at a later time. Ron's family would like to thank everyone who remembered them with cards, food, flowers and good company.

CYMBALISTY - Glenn. It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Glenn on July 12th at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves to mourn his passing, his soul mate and partner Bonnie Morris, his two sons Colin and Shawn, as well his wonderful parents Emil and Ann, his brother Bob (Karen) and sister Barb Jamieson (Al), as well as his nieces and nephews, Mark, Tara, Bryce, Melissa and Lanny who he treasured dearly. Glenn also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins. Glenn was born and raised in Yorkton. During Glenn's youth he served in the church as an Altar server, belonged to CYMK and enjoyed Ukrainian dancing. Glenn also played minor hockey and baseball during these years. He was a diehard Rider fan who even followed the team right to his final days. After graduating from high school where he received academic scholarships, Glenn attended the University of Saskatchewan, obtaining his Bachelor of Science Advanced and Bachelor of Education Degrees. Upon achieving his teaching degree Glenn taught high school Science for a short time. Deciding teaching wasn't his first career choice, he went back to University and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Degree. Glenn chose to begin his career in Thunder Bay, Ontario which included working at Shopper's Drug Mart, the Westmount Hospital and Wal-Mart. His last position was managing the pharmacy for Wal-Mart in Fort Francis, Ontario. Here Glenn won an award from Wal-Mart for Best Customer Service and also from the town of Fort Francis as Citizen of the Year for his work and efforts in Pharmacy. In Thunder Bay he started a family, having two wonderful sons of whom he was so proud. Glenn enjoyed being a part of all their sporting activities, education and pursuits in life. He devoted time to coaching their teams and attending events, providing constant support and encouragement. During the last few years Glenn and Bonnie shared many joyful and memorable times. They celebrated life together through family time, shared interests, travel and a deep love for each other. Bonnie's love and never-faltering support for Glenn provided him with much strength and courage. Glenn is remembered for his sincerity and unending generosity. He treated everyone with kindness and respect, and found a place in their heart. He was a very humble man, a gentleman, and a gift to those who knew him. He was truly loved and admired by all. Many hearts are breaking, as he left far too soon. We love you, Glenn, and we will carry you forever in our hearts. Prayers were held on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. the funeral service was held on Thursday, July 16, 2009 from Holy Transfiguration Church with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky as Celebrant. Cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky, assisted by members of the Parish Choir, led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Ron Skwarchuk and the sacristan was George Prokopchuk. The interment took place in the Garden of Gethsemene at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bill Komfolio, Lyle Paziuk, Dr. Wayne Woloschuk, Mark cymbalisty, Mike Ekosky and Jeffrey Later serving as the casketbearers.

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DANCHILLA — Don Danchilla, beloved husband of Bernie of Yorkton, passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, May 30, 2008. He was 65 years of age. Don George Danchilla was born in the Canora/Burgis district of Saskatchewan on October 27, 1942, son of Eileen and John Danchilla. Don was the middle of three boys. He attended school in the Canora area until grade 12. He married Bernadette (Blanch) in 1972 and resided in Saskatoon where they were both employed. Don was employed with Ackland's Grainger for 33 years moving to various cities and finally settled in Yorkton in 1983. Don's lifetime passions were camping, fishing, his Orthodox Church and of course his family. He had a great passion for life and enjoyed entertaining his family and friends with many different stories using his unique sense of humor. Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 35 years Bernadette (Blanch) of Yorkton, his three children: Brent (Sherri), Elana (Trevor), Lisa Dawn (James) all presently living in Yorkton. Along with his 5 grandchildren Ethan, Camryn, Landon, Aiden and Addisyn. Also two brothers Roy (Florence) of Saskatoon, Carl (Lucille) of Prince Albert, his step sister Mary (Walter) Wintonyk of Churchbridge and two step brothers, George (Lorraine) Flunder of Yorkton and Rodney (Adelia) Flunder of Churchbridge and their families along with his large extended family. Don was predeceased by his mother Eileen and father John and his step-father Jim. Our dad will be forever missed and never forgotten, and one day we will be together again. Prayer services were held on Wednesday evening, June 4, 2008 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Father Andrew Piasta officiating. The funeral service was held on Thursday, June 5, 2008 from the Family Centre with Fathers Rod Luciuk, Andrew Piasta and Octavian Mahler officiating. Cantors, Alex Holovach, Rodney Flunder and Deacon Ken Gaber led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Ceorge Boghean. The interment followed in Sts. Peter and Paul Romanian Orthodox Cemetery at Canora with Paul Prokopiuk, George Flunder, Brian Danchilla, Robert Danchilla, Allan Korte and Joe Menz serving as casket bearers.



DANESEWICH - Ladimer "Walter". Today we remember and celebrate the life of Ladimer Danesewich who passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 7, 2008 in Ituna Saskatchewan. Ladimer, known to most as Walter, was a strong and giving person with a zest for life. As a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, he lived a life that was not always easy but was always full of love, courage, humour, hard work and family. He was born on June 4, 1923 in the family home to his parents Nick and Emeilla. When he was 16 years old he inherited the family farm after the passing of both his parents a few years earlier. Though it was a young age for such responsibility, Walter took it on with strength and determination. With the help of his grandmother and family, he also ensured his two sisters (Olga and Mary) were well looked after. Eventually he fell in love with Anne Matchuk, a daughter of friends of the family. They were married on May 10, 1942 in Ituna, Saskatchewan. They settled on their farm in Homefield and built a house, a farming business, and a family. As it was for many, life on the farm was hard work but it was shared with family and community which made it enjoyable. Walter and Anne’s farm thrived and they were even able to be one of the first in the area to own a tractor. Together they spent 62 of their 66 years on their farm building a legacy and setting an example of what it means to have a loving, lasting relationship. They made the farm a place of warm memories for everyone. For their grandchildren and great grandchildren it was a wondrous playground. For their friends and family there was always an open door, food, drink and stories to tell and laugh about. Their daughter Lil was born in 1942 followed by their daughter Connie in 1952. The girls helped on the farm until they left to start families of their own. Walter and Anne grew to have an adoring family of 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. They devoted their lives to their family. They were always there to celebrate the successes or help out in an emergency no matter the demands of the farm. Walter loved to work with his hands and although he had to finish school at a young age he had a passion for learning. He taught himself how to fix the equipment on the farm, carve detailed wooden planes, and weave willow furniture. He loved to travel and to read about people and places. Some of his greatest memories were of his many trips to Europe with Anne. Even as the years started to catch up to Walter he remained young at heart, and kept his sense of humour and hospitality. Though he would rarely say it outright, Walter was so loved because he gave so much love in his life. He showed us how to live a life that is good and full and meaningful. We can only hope to live up to the example he set. Walter, Dad, Brother, Gedo , friend…. We will miss you dearly. You are in a better place but our world is emptier without you.

DANYLKO - Metro Danylko, beloved husband of Mrs. Annie Danylko of 137 Jubilee Cres., Yorkton passed away Saturday May 17, 1980 at the Yorkton Union Hospital in his 83rd year. Mr. Danylko was a retired CNR employee and long time resident of the Yorkton area. Born November 8, 1896 in Austria, Metro was a son of Tom and Mary Danylko. He came to Canada in May of 1897 with his parents, and brother, John, to homestead in the Calder district of Saskatchewan. On June 27, 1926 he was united in marriage to Annie Werboweski of Calder. Mr. Danylko worked for the Canadian National Railways as a Section hand for 32 years. He moved to Waldron, Sask. in 1947 and Yorkton in 1971. He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife, Annie; his seven daughters, Mary Zaharia of Regina, Nancy (Lorne)Cottel of Tilbury, Ontario, Catherine(Bob) Chesney of Waldron, Phyllis (David) Dawson of Regina, Josephine((Eddie) Hubick of Burnaby, B.C., Emily Francis of Yorkton and Gloria (Leigh) Powell of Regina, 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; three brothers, Mike and George from Yorkton and Harry from Calder. Mr. Danylko was predeceased by three brothers; John, Steve and Peter and one sister, Annie. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 20, 1980 from the chapel of Bailey Funeral Home with Rev. Art Cross of St. Andrews United Church officiating. The congregation sand the Hymns, Lead Kindly Light and The Lord is My Shepherd. Interment was in the family plot in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Lorne Cottel, Bob Chesney, Eddy Hubick, Paul Bednajk, Leigh Powell and Dennis Becker.

DASCHUK - John. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of John Daschuk, beloved husband of Annie of Yorkton, formerly of Churchbridge on December 17th, 2008 at the age of 85 years. John, son of Pete and Nettie Daschuk was born on April 10th, 1923 in Endeavour, Saskatchewan. He worked on the family farm until June 23, 1944 when he enlisted into the Army. After his army training, John sailed overseas and served in the Second World War throughout England, France, Germany, Holland and Belgium. Upon John's discharge from the army on June 22nd, 1946, he returned to Endeavour where he met Annie Palagian. John and Annie were united in marriage on October 30th, 1948. That same year, John and Annie purchased a farm in Usherville where they farmed for 15 years during which John also drove a school bus to Sturgis for eight years. Together they were blessed with five children. In 1964 the family relocated to Churchbridge where John worked at the IMC Potash Mine in Esterhazy. After John's retirement on April 19, 1988, John and Annie travelled frequently to visit their children throughout Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Seattle. The hi-lite of their travels was an Alaskan Cruise. Through the years, John enjoyed fishing and camping, fixing his cars and tinkering with motors. Together, John and Annie enjoyed many hours working on their yard and gardens. In February 2006, John and Annie relocated to Yorkton. John leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory his wife Annie of 60 years, his son Don (Kathy) of Seattle; daughter Linda Heise (Bert) of Winnipeg, daughter Judy Svenson (Chuck) of Calgary, son Barry (Lila) of Vancouver, son James (Laurie) of Vancouver; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sisters Mary, Helen and brothers Steve (Rose) and Andrew. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, December 20th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Margaret Anne Yost officiating. The organist, Carla Laycock led the congregation on the singing of the hymns, Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art. Reflections of John's life were shared by granddaughters, Karen Becker and Carla Waldmo. The urn bearer was grandson, Carson Daschuk. Legion Burial Rites were conducted by the General Alexander Ross Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion with Padre - John Miller; Sgt-At-Arms - Andy Juba and Colour Party - George Arnold, Russ Bischop, Don Low and Bill McQuarrie participating.

DATCHKO - Annie (nee Gaydich), resident of the Sunshine Manor in Ituna passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 81 years of age. Annie Datchko was born on May 16, 1924 in Austria; a daughter of Sebastian and Anna Gaydich. As a young woman, she was married to William Hladkey. The family (Annie, William and children Mary & John) emigrated to Canada in June of 1954, and came west to the Ituna district. William passed away in November of 1971. In 1972, Annie married Joe Datchko, the couple farmed in the St. Joseph's School district, until their retirement in 1983, at which time they moved into Ituna. In November of 1994, Joe passed away, Annie continued to reside in her home until moving to the Sunshine Manor in 1999, where she has since resided. Annie passed away following a short period of time at St. Anne's Home in Ituna, and hospitalization in Yorkton. Annie had been a long time member of St. Stanislaus CWL. She enjoyed socializing with her friends and had a kind personality. She grew a large, bountiful garden, and enjoyed growing many varieties of flowers. She also made many dozens of perogies in her time. Besides her husbands, she was predeceased by a brother in Austria, she leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory: son Jonn (Carmencita) of Saskatoon, daughter Mary (George) Schick of Yorkton, son Ed (Charlotte) of Ituna; grandchildren: Allen, Curt, Leagh & Holly; Cathy, Randy (Tracy), Darcy (Michelle); Kendra, Melissa and Brooke; and great grandchildren: Brandon, Dylan & Colton; Courtney, Tyler, Page, Brooke, Asigh, Kainon, Miranda & Brandi. The prayer vigil service was held on Friday, March 24, 2006 from St. Stanislus RC Church in Ituna. Helen Howat and Gail Klus were the lay-presiders. Hymns sung were I Know that My Redeemer Lives and Day Is Done. Family friend Rob Ivey gave the eulogy. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, March 25, 2006 from St. Stanislaus Church with Rev. Father Pat Murphy as celebrant. The crossbearers were Courtney & Tyler Rathgeber. The readers were Melissa Datchko, Holly Hartwell and Darcy Schick, the altar-servers were Kayla Renkas and Jessica Petruka. Organist, Paulette Van Der Helm led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Be Not Afraid, Amazing Grace, Now the Green Blade Rises, May Flights of Angels, and How Great Thou Art. Members of St. Stanislaus CWL formed an Honour Guard. The interment followed in the Ituna RC Cemetery with Kendra Datchko, Melissa Datchko, Alan Hartwell, Curt Hartwell, Rob Ivey and Ed Ivey serving as the casketbearers.

DENESCHUK - Katherine (nee Kachur) of Yorkton beloved wife of the late Harry Deneschuk entered eternal rest on Thursday, May 8, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 88 years of age. Katie was born on January 28, 1915 on the family farm at Wishart, Saskatchewan. She was a daughter of Ukrainian Pioneers Sam and Ann (nee Senko) Kachur. Katie attended Royal Rock School near Wishart and worked on her parents’ farm until she was united in marriage to Harry Deneschuk on November 1, 1936 at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church at Wishart. Father Demetrius Hawryluk celebrated the marriage ceremony. Katie and Harry purchased land near Harry's parents and farmed until 1942 when the family moved to Dryden Ontario where Harry worked at a Pulp and Paper Mill garage and Katie looked after the home and the family. In 1945 they moved to Rorkton, Man. where Harry owned and operated his own garage. In 1957 they moved to Flin Flon, Man. purchasing a service station and later selling it in 1968. In 1969 Katie was employed at Central Meat and Grocery while Harry worked at the Co-op service station. They retired and moved to Yorkton in 1975. In 1986 Harry passed away. Katie continued to live on her own until the Yorkton and District Nursing Home became her residence. Katie was known for her sewing especially her patchwork quilts. She loved to work in the garden, go fishing (lots when Harry was living) and was a big time card player. She was a member of the St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and the U.C.W.L. Katie was a lady with a pleasant smile and a big heart. Katie leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her children: Theresa (Terri) Genik of Dauphin, Man. Lorna Godson of White Rock, B.C. John of Flin Flon, Man. and David of Lloydminster, Alta. She also leaves her grandchildren: Darren and Jules Genik, Tobias and Jonas Godson, Justin Deneschuk, Cheryl, Christopher and Christine Deneschuk and a brother Bill of Wynyard, Sask. Katie was predeceased by her parents, her husband Harry, a grandson Jonas in 1994; brothers: Nick, Paul, Peter, John, Mike and Joe and sisters: Revered Sister Callista OSB and Mary Panagapko. Prayer services were held on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Yorkton with the Praying of the Rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada preceding. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday morning, May 14, 2003 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Andrei Kachur and Rev. Father Joseph Denischuk as Celebrants. The responses to the Liturgy were sung by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The Epistle Reader was LeeAnn Denischuk with Gail Deneschuk serving as Cross Bearer. The U.C.W.L.C. served as an Honour Guard with the Prapar being carried by Sonja Pawliw. The Banners were carried by Theresa Deneschuk and Mabel Zawada with Agnes Gawryluik, Ann Skochylas and Angie Grunert carrying the association wreath. The interment followed in the Yorkton City cemetery with Walter Denischuk, Ted Deneschuk, Gene Denischuk, Justin Deneschuk, Gaylene Dubiel and Rosaline Pidperyhora serving as Casket Bearers.

DIXON - Robert "Bob" passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on April 5, 2008 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Bob was born September 17, 1931 in Lafleche, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his wife, Sharon Glover in 1994, an infant daughter in 1964, his parents, three brothers and four sisters. He leaves to mourn his son, Robert of Toronto; his daughter Cheryl (Francis Bielka) of Yorkton; one grandson James (Sabrina Carter) of Moose Jaw; three granddaughters, Amanda and Sheila of Barrie, ON and Carla of Yorkton; two great granddaughters, Serena and Isabelle; one brother, Ian of Moose Jaw; one sister, Dorothy Fenty of Hanley, SK; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family are asked to gather at the River Church 406 Ominica St. W. in Moose Jaw on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 1:30 pm for a Service of Remembrance of Bob's life service. Interment will follow in the Rosedale Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the church.

DOBKO - Frederick, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Kay Dobko, passed away Monday, October 25, 2004 at the Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats. He was 83 years of age. Frederick was born September 30, 1921, in Otthon. He was called to eternal rest on October 25, 2004 after having fought a long and valiant battle against Multiple Sclerosis, Degenerative Arthritis, Cancer and Diabetes. Left to cherish his memory is his faithfully devoted wife of 57 years, Kay (Tataryn). He leaves a legacy of love and determination for his children Janice (Clarence) Schmidt, Regina, Beverley (Tom) Neifer, Calgary, and Terry, Brooks, Alta.; grandchildren Trevor (Nicole) Schmidt, Karen (Kurt) Nistor, Krista (Joe) Moffatt, all of Regina; Jennifer Rohrich, Chad (Nancy) Neifer, Aaron (Tara) Neifer , all of Calgary and great- grandchildren Taylor Rohrich, Chloe & Amrik Neifer, Julia & Cassandra Schmidt and Alexander & Nikolas Nistor. He is also survived by his sisters Kay Yaremko, Mary Panchuk, Rose (Steve) Blahey, Ann Korotash, sister-in-law Anne Dobko. He is predeceased by his parents Luka and Anne Dobko, his sisters (and brothers-in-law) Eva (Alex) Backlur and Nettie (Alfonse) Bugoy and his brother Henry, as well as brothers-in-law Bill Yaremko, Mike Dackiw, Peter Panchuk, Roman Korotash. Following a brief stay in Ontario Fred returned to the Yorkton area in 1943 where he established a successful mixed farming operation. On October 19, 1947 Frederick was united in marriage to Kay Tataryn, his life-long partner and soul-mate. Following their marriage the couple continued farming until his health no longer allowed him to work on the land. They retired from farming in 1994 to take up permanent residence in Yorkton (on the street where Kay lived before they married). His joys in life were his family and friends; he loved and appreciated God's gifts in the world around him.....all things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small. Prayers were held on Thursday evening, October 28, 2004 from the chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, October 29, 2004 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R as celebrant. The crossbearer was Roman Spilchak, the epistle reader was Sharon Uhryn. Cantor, Ed Pindus, assisted by members of the parish choir led in the singing of the responses. Honorary bearers were Craig Dobko, John Woloschuk, Mervin Blahey, Peter Uhryn, Lonny Chupa, Arnold Signarowski, Bill Kowalyk and all others who knew and loved him. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jennifer Rohrich, Trevor Schmidt, Chad Neifer, Karen Nistor, Aaron Neifer and Krista Moffatt serving as the casketbearers. Special thanks to Dr. Jack Alexander, Dr. L. Clein, Dr. B. Issa, Dr. P. Fourie, the Palliative Care staff at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, the staff on 1-E at the Yorkton Hospital, the staff at Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats, Father Methodius Kushko for your spiritual visit and support, the Home Care 'family', private care-givers Tom Ferrier &Linda Bulmer, LeeAnn Puchala and Dale Wenner and the many friends and relatives who contributed to Dad's house-bound days with your visits.

DOLNEY - Sheila (nee McDonald), resident of the Langenburg Centennial Special Care Home was called to our Lord, Jesus on Monday, October 13, 2008 at the age of 92 ½ years. Sheila Duncan Dolney was born on February 5, 1916 at Foam Lake, Saskatchewan to William James and Mary (nee Waldie) McDonald. Sheila grew up in Yorkton, Saskatchewan along with one younger sister Betty and one younger brother Jock. On May 4, 1940 at Saltcoats, Sheila was united in marriage to Henry Andrew (Hank) Dolney of Yorkton. They were committed to each other and were blessed with one son, Douglas James. They lived in Yorkton for a number of years while Hank served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and then he was employed by International Harvester. Upon moving to Langenburg in 1949, Hank continued his employment with International Harvester and Sheila was a mother and a homemaker. In later years Sheila was employed by Morris Sideman's Clothing Store, presently known as Sonny's. Sheila and Hank spent many hours together enjoying their home and garden. They enjoyed traveling to Georgia many times to visit their son's family and also to Scotland to visit Sheila's family. She enjoyed needlepoint and knitting. Sheila was a member of the Canadian Legion Auxiliary and a long time member of the United Church of Canada in Langenburg, and served with the United Church Women for over forty years. Sheila was predeceased by her parents; her sister Betty McComb of Regina and her brother Jock McDonald of Montreal. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Henry; her son Douglas James (Priscilla) and their daughters: Shannon Dawn (Trevor) Perla and Shauna Marie (Jeremy) Taylor, all of Tifton, Georgia. Also numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Friday, October 24, 2008 from the Langenburg United Church with Rev. Chang Lee officiating. Daughter-in-law Priscilla Dolney gave the eulogy. Organist, Adele Weiss led members of the church choir and the congregaiton in the singing of the hymn. Following a memorial luncheon in the church basement, the interment took place in the Garden of Memories Columbarium at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Sheila's son Douglas serving as the urnbearer.

DOMBROSKI - Norman, known to everyone as Ching of Yorkton, husband of the late Bubbles Dombroski, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a great outlook on life and courageous battle with heart problems and cancer for the past six years. He was 64 years of age. Ching was born March 5, 1939 at Regina, SK. He was the son of Nick and Anne Dombroski and began his life on a farm in the Stornoway area. At a very young age, Norman's parents sold the farm and moved to Yorkton where Norman would stay on for most of his life. Norman received his education in Yorkton and some at Technical School in Moose Jaw. Following his education, Norman spent the majority of his working years in the sales field. He began employment at Border Motors before taking a position with Eftoda Motors in 1959. From there he worked for Merv Martinuk at Pacific 66 and after for Sportsland. He worked his way up the ladder at Leon's manufacturing as a purchasing manager and then assumed a position at Canadiana Agri-Motive. He ended his career before retirement, working at West Country Photo. During his working years he met Beverly (Bubbles) Stebner. The couple was married on August 3, 1963 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Ching was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed life to the fullest. He was able to go anywhere and make a friend within minutes and waste an hour or an entire day as if he knew this person for years. He never took very many things too serious and was always acting goofy and trying to make people laugh as often as he could at their or his expense. He loved the outdoors as much as anything. Travelling and spending the summer in his motorhome became one of his greatest passions. He was an avid hunter, going north with his buddies and enjoying the outdoors and companionship as much as anything. These days were days of joy and fullfillment for Ching. Ching was predeceased by his wife Bubbles in 1999 and their daughter Shannon in 1964; and his mother and father Nick and Anne Dombroski. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life, his son Trevor and his wife Sharon of Yorkton; daughter Tamara and her fiancé Jeff Slade of Saskatoon; and his grandchildren Shae and Caelan Dombroski. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Archdeacon Ken Buchan of Holy Trinity Anglican Church officiating. The organist, Jackie Washenfelder led in the singing of the hymns, ‘Give To Us Laughter’, ‘Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee’, and ‘Morning Has Broken’. The honorary bearers were Ed Popien and Lyle Lang. Dale Stebner served as urn bearer.

DONKIN - Allan. It is with great sadness that we announce his passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Allen Donkin went peacefully to be with his Lord and Saviour on October 24, 2009 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He will always be loved and remembered by his loving wife Vera of 66 years; his son Leslie Donkin of Saskatoon; his granddaughter Chelsea Stein of Manchester, England; by one sister Dorothy McCord of Stettler, AB and numerous nieces and nephews. Allen was predeceased his son Richard in April, 1970; his parents Benjamin & Sarah Donkin; his sister Edna Metcap and his in-laws Alfred & Carrie Rennie. Allen was born June 26, 1920 in Toronto, Ontario. He served his country in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. Upon his return to Yorkton Allen was employed with Langstaff Construction and later with Scott National until his retirement. Allen was an active member of RWDS Union and a faithful member of the Church of Nazarene. Allen was a very strong family man and took pride in being with his wife and two sons. Allen enjoyed carpentry work, baseball and having fellowship with family and friends.

DONKIN - Vera (nee Rennie) Donkin was born on December 25, 1923 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan; a daughter of Alfred and Carrie (nee Hewolett) Rennie. Vera was raised in Yorkton and received her education at Simpson School. She was united in marriage to Allen Donkin and the couple resided in Toronto for some time before returning to Yorkton following Allen's discharge from the war. While in Toronto Vera worked for the T. Eaton Company. After returning to Yorkton Vera was content to tend to the home front and raise her family. Vera was extremely faithful to her church. She was active in all phases of church life and community. She was well known for hosting congregation members to her home after Sunday evening service for coffee and fellowship. She and Allen attended all functions and activities their church was engaged in. Vera's hobbies included knitting and reading in her spare time and she was especially proud of her baking for the social gatherings. Vera was also known for her love of pets, especially cats. On November 6, 2007 Vera became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, where she passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, February 12, 2011. She was 87 years of age. Predeceased by her husband Allen on October 23, 2009; son Richard in April of 1970; by a sister Leona, and by brothers David & Lionel. Vera leaves to cherish her memory, her son Leslie Benjamin Donkin in Alberta; granddaughter Chelsea Stein in Manchester, England; and a sister Margaret; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Wednesday afternoon, February 16, 2011 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Rick Gibson officiating. Pastor David Bayduza assisted in scripture. Niece, Cheryl Maher gave the eulogy. Organist, Kathleen Gibson led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'When We All Get To Heaven', and 'Make Me A Blessing'. Soloist, Amanda Buhler sang 'Thank You'. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Matthew with Vera's son Leslie Benjamin Donkin serving as the urnbearer.

DOUCETTE - Ronald Joseph John was born on June 18, 1946 at Bathurst, New Brunswick. A son of James Edmund and Dorothy (nee Jackson) Doucette. Ronald grew up and attended school in Peterborough, Ontario. Ron worked for General Electric in Ontario. He later moved west to Calgary where he worked as a Supervisor for Movers International. Ron married Chrystal Bookhout on March 30, 1984 at Ogden, Alberta. Together Ron and Chrystal raised their three children in Aidrie and Calgary, Alberta. Ron was always a loyal husband and friend. He never put himself first and always thought of others before himself. Ron and Chrystal prayed for others and read the bible together. Ron walked the walk of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He always wanted to be remembered for his laughter, his smile and the special peace and wisdom that came from Jesus Christ living and working through him. Ron left this world and went to meet his Saviour on November 12, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Ron will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of twenty-four years, Chrystal; their three children, Stacey (Wayne), Corey and Wesley (Amanda); eight grandchildren, Morgan, Robert, Tiera, Joshua, Angel (Alexandria), Faith, Matthew and Jubilation; one brother, David (Linda); two sisters, Susan Doucette and Denise (Joe) Shawnessy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.

DOZOREC - John, of Yorkton, formerly of the Kamsack district, entered eternal rest peacefully on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, with his family at his bedside, at the age of 89. John was born on January 27, 1920 to Metro and Nancy Dozorec of the Kamsack district. In his late teens, John journeyed to Ontario to serve his country during World War II, in the nickel mines of Sudbury, working his way up to supervising for 10 years then returning back to the family farm where he continued mixed farming and cattle for approximately 35 years. He had many skills including mechanics, carpentry, painting and being a general handi-man. Some of his hobbies were fishing, travelling, and enjoying the beauty of nature. In 1952 he married Adella Gorchynski of the Mazeppa district and were blessed with 57 years together and as well as blessed with five children, Betty (Matt) Coleman of Saskatoon, Patricia Zip (Hannah, Theodore, Howard and Stacey) of Saskatoon, Leonard (Ronda) Dozorec (Londa, Rachel, Sarah, Jordan, Jayden, Jeriah and Levi) of Yorkton. Janice Woloshuck (Tanya) of Cranbrook, BC., Cynthia Dozorec (Owen and Emily) of Port Coquitlam, BC., as well as several nieces and nephews. John is survived by his wife, Adella, sister, Ann Wlasichuk of Kamsack, his children, 14 grandchildren, which he dearly loved, enjoying family gatherings, as the home was always filled with joy and laughter. John was predeceased by his father Metro when John was 7 years old, his mother Nancy Fedoruk, stepfather Nick Fedoruk, sister Katie Ogrodnick and brother Steve.

DRAMNITZKI - Bruce, beloved husband of Debbie (nee Lawrance) of Yorkton passed away on December 18, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre after an almost two year battle with cancer. Bruce was born June 7, 1949 to Sam and Olga (Kish) Dramnitzki. At the age of eight years, he moved from the farm to Yorkton. As a member of the Yorkton Air Cadets, he obtained his pilot's wings on a flying scholarship in 1966. The following year he graduated from the Yorkton Regional High School. He thoroughly enjoyed his thirty-three year career in auto parts sales working for both Auto Electric Service and York Auto in Estevan and in Yorkton. Many of his customers became life-long friends. Bruce was a member of the Yorkton ACT/UCT Club for over twenty-five years, serving two terms as their president. While he and his family lived in Estevan he was a director on the Estevan Minor Hockey executive and baseball coach for five years. In Yorkton, he served on the Westview United Church Finance and Needs Assessment Committees. Curling, wine making, camping, gardening, reading, playing cards, and visiting with friends and family were his favourite activities. He was a loving husband and a supportive father who spent many hours watching and helping his children with their endeavours- whether it be school or Air Cadet activities, band concerts, hockey, baseball, basketball, or volleyball games, dance or musical recitals. He was predeceased by his father, Samuel in September of 1989. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Debbie; his three children, Michael, Ryan, and Erin; his mother Olga Dramnitzki, all of Yorkton; two sisters, Judy (John) Carpenter and girls Jennifer (Ken) and Jaime (Dale) of Winnipeg; and Lenore (Doug) Bailey and children Megan and Allan of Eatonia. Bruce held a special place in the hearts of Debbie's family: father-in-law and mother-in-law Cy and Phyllis Lawrance; his brothers-in-law Dwight (Debi); Neil (Janet); Murray (Crystal) and sister-in-law Shelley (David) Trueman and all their families. A Service of Comfort for family and friends was held on Friday evening, December 21, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday December 22, 2001 from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Faye Greer officiating. Bruce's sister Lenore gave a tribute and words of remembrance. The organist Laurene Jemieff and members of the church choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'In The Bulb There Is A Flower', 'Those Hearts That We Have Treasured' and 'On Eagle's Wings'. The interment took place in the family plot in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with John Carpenter, Cyril Churko, Nestor Frykas, Brian Lake, Neil Lawrance and Leo Saccary serving as the casketbearers.

DROBOT - Regina (nee Chicilo), aged 64 years, passed away at Yorkton on Monday, July 3, 2006 after a long brave battle with cancer. Born on February 7, 1942 in Canora; the youngest of eight children born to Joseph and Anne Chicilo. After attending school in Buchanan and Yorkton, she moved to Winnipeg where she attended the Marvel Beauty School. Regina lived in Winnipeg for some time, where she operated a hair salon until moving back to Canora in 1967. In 1968 she was united in marriage to George Drobot, they were blessed with a son Dwayne, born in 1972. After her husband's death in 1973, she resided in Yorkton, working in the retail and restaurant industries. Her love of gardening and cooking were evident throughout her life, as she enjoyed both and excelled at both. She leaves to mourn her passing her son Dwayne; a brother Leo (Vivian) Chicilo; sisters Stephanie (Clarence) Dolney, and Helen Chicilo; a sister-in-law Doreen Chicilo as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Regina was predeceased by her husband George Drobot, parents Joseph and Anne Chicilo, brothers Michael and Tony (Caroline) Chicilo, and by sisters Rose (Joseph) Roberts and Mary Chicilo. Prayers were held on Sunday evening, July 9, 2006 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, July 10, 2006 from St. Mary's Church with Rev. Father Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R as celebrant. Cantors, Ed Pindus and Colette Karapita, assisted by members of St. Mary's Parish Choir, led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Martin Chicilo. Members of the UCWL formed an honour guard, Gwen Bilyk was the flagbearer, candllebearers were Hope Kreklewetz, Edna Mazer, Olga Sakundiak and Vicky Signarowski. Casketbearers were Chad and James Chicilo, Neal and Gerald Dolney, Joseph Sokulski and Peco Chorney. The interment will take place in the Canora Cemetery.

DROBOT - David John passed away peacefully on November 29, 2008 at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Regina, where he had been a resident for nine years. Beloved son of Chris and Dennis and brother Tim (Myra Chan), grandson of John and Fran Semchuk, nephew of Alex and Iris Kaminskas, Ben and Sonia Leicht, Alex and Audrey Leicht, Charlene Keats and Ron and Karen Mehling. David was predeceased by his grandparents, William and Mary Drobot and Victoria Semchuk. Born at Yorkton in 1981, David received his education in French immersion programs in Yorkton, then Regina where his family moved in 1991. He had an avid interest in wilderness experiences and animals, enjoyed skateboarding and snow boarding in his leisure time, and travelled in Mexico and Europe with church sponsored summer exchange programs. David became a resident of the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in 1999 as a result of complications of treatment for a brain tumor that occurred at age 16 and was supported through his illness by his friend, Andrew Hincks. His legacy to family and friends is his stoic acceptance of life circumstances and his ability to see beauty and quality of life where others might not. An evening visitation took place on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at the Chapel of the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina. The funeral service was held on Thursday, December 4, 2008 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The eulogy was given by Greg Zederayko. The interment took place in St. Nicholas Parish Cemetery, Drobot district with Rick and Randy Kaminskas, Ron & Scott Mehling and Eric and Kurt Leicht serving as the casketbearers.

DUBIEL - Nellie Agnes, of Yorkton, Sask died peacefully on April 5, 2010. Nellie was born on May 1, 1918 in the Rockdale district. She lived on the family farm most of her life. Nellie became very ill at age 6 and was diagnosed with osteomyelitis. During her early years, she went thru numerous surgeries. Because of this illness, she was not able to attend any sort of formal school training. This left her to stay at home to do house work. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was a self-taught seamstress. She did the laundry and the ironing. She was an avid church goer, she attended Beaverdale Church and St. Mary's Church. In 1965, on the death of her mother, Nellie moved into Yorkton to be with her widowed father. There she enjoyed her flower garden, especially her sweet peas. In 2001 after the death of her brother John, she moved to the Bentley, after a couple of years she moved to the Yorkton & District Nursing Home until her death. Predeceased by her parents, 5 brothers, Claudie, Mike, Andrew; John and Joe, 5 sisters, Agnes Bohay, Mary Wlock, Tannie Pillipow, Annie Maystrowich and Julia Blazeiko: 5 brothers-in-law Mike Pillipow, Joe Maystrowich, Pete Blazeiko and John Wlock; Fred Bohay and sisters-in-law Mary Dubiel and Helen Dubiel. Nellie is survived by her sister Rose (Metro) Washek of Regina; sister-in-law Doreen Dubiel of Yorkton. Her devoted niece Marlene Howden of Regina and other numerous nieces and nephews along with devoted friends.

DUBNYK - Julie Dubnyk, beloved wife of the late Tom Dubnyk, formerly of the Tonkin area, passed away at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on May 29, 2010. She was 97 years of age. Julie was one of the thirteen children born to Theodore and Justine Wistowski (nee Lepicki) on July 7, 1912 in the Rama district. She took her early schooling at the Stoneyview School. Having left home at an early age, she worked on various farms in the Kamsack district. It was here that she met her future husband Tom; and on July 31, 1947 at St. Josephat's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kamsack, they were united in holy matrimony. The couple farmed together in the Wroxton area for nine years. It was here that her two sons, John and David were born. They later moved to Tonkin, where they farmed until 1975 before retiring to Yorkton. Julie was a homemaker who lived a quiet life. Her home was always warm and welcoming. She loved the outdoors where, together with Tom, you would find her tending to her garden and flowers. Her favourite pastime would be to play the harmonica to anyone who would listen. Of course, her children and grandchildren, were her source of pride and joy. After Tom's death in December 2002, Julie lost her best friend. With the help of her family and her friends at the Nursing Home, her remaining days were spent beading, playing the harmonica and socializing with fellow residents. Julie leaves behind to celebrate her life, her sons John (Molly) of Edmonton, Alberta, and their children John Jr. and Tammy-Lyn; Dave (Nancy) of Yorkton and their children Lindsay, Michael and Chelsey, as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, June 4th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny, of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita and members of Parish Choir. The interment took place at Yorkton City Cemetery with James Blahut, Michael Dubnyk, Terry Tretiak, Harry Blahut, Dan Filipchuk and Don Bruner serving as the casket bearers.

DUKE - Dale. With heavy hearts our family announces the passing of Dale Duke, on May 31, 2009 at the Canora Union Hospital. After a lengthy and valiant struggle with cancer, Dale finished his journey here, and he slipped quietly and gently away, knowing his family were by his side. He is survived by his wife Barbara (nee Jolson), their sons James (Jessica) and Robert (Larissa), his precious grand-daughters, Chasey-James and Crystal Lee, his brother, Robert (Judy) and their daughters Jennifer (Brandon) Balla and Holly, his sister Marnie (Rick) Mastel, their daughters Loree and Debra, along with his Uncle Murray (Dorothy), his Aunt Gay, and many cousins. Predeceased by his parents Glen (1991) and Mary (2003) Duke. Dale was born in Regina on November 30, 1942. He attended public school in Stenen and Preeceville then high school in Sturgis. In those years, Dale was an avid runner, and would run to school in Sturgis each morning. He completed his grade 12 In Outlook. After school he worked at various jobs, even the UGG gang that worked in Sturgis, much to the delight of his girlfriend. Some of the ladies at the Preeceville TD bank still remember his time there. He always thought he would like to farm and while he waited to be called up to enlist in the Navy he worked as a labourer for a friend. While he loved the farm life he quickly realized that wasn't the career for him. In 1964 Dale joined the Navy, and completing his basic training in Cornwallis CFS. Whenever he got into scrapes in training and his punishment was running around the parade square, he thought he'd gotten off lucky. On leave, before his first posting, he proposed to Barbara. They planned their finances on the back of a pack of cigarettes and thinking they had the world at their feet, eloped and were married in Moncton N.B. On April 18, 1966. To their delight, their son James was born in Moncton in 1969. His next posting was to Gander, Nfld; where their second son, Robert was born in 1971. Between six month postings to Alert, an isolated base at the tip of Elsmere Island, Dale's family enjoyed their postings to Inuvik, Ottawa (2) and Bermuda. He was always proud to serve his country and in honour of those Canadian men and women who sacrificed their lives and for those that continue to serve he always tried to wear red on Fridays. When Dale retired from the Canadian Forces in 1984 the family moved to Calgary, Alberta and Dale began a second career with the Calgary Corps of Commissionaires, first as security personnel then as a payroll clerk. He enjoyed this second career as well, always challenged by the deadlines to get the payroll out to the Commissionaires serving throughout southern Alberta. Dale never put anything before family, and this was his opportunity to raise his family in Calgary along side that of his brother, Bob, Dale's confidant and best friend throughout life. Their families travelled together, camped together, celebrated each others accomplishments, encouraged each other in sad or stressful times, revelled in good natured teasing, enjoyed Friday movie date nights and as only they could, made even minor events into celebrations and memories both families will honour and cherish always. Dale and Barbara retired to a small acreage in Tadmore, Saskatchewan on April 1, 2002 where they were close to their roots, close to Crystal Lake where they've always vacationed with their sons, and mid-way between families. Dale enjoyed five happy years puttering about his yard, making new friends and renewing friendships from his school days. As the family gathers many treasures and mementos from their life together, they share favourite stories of Dale's journey through life. They realize how very blessed they were to love and be loved by this sweet, gentle and funny man. Dale was a loving and devoted family man, never allowing any other concern to come before the safety, comfort and well being of his family. He was a devoted, kind and loving husband, a father who cherished his every moment with his sons and their partners, and a proud and doting grandpa to his darling grand-daughters Crystal and Chasey-James. Cancer changed his life many months ago and while it claimed his life too soon, it couldn't change who he was as a man. It allowed Dale time to reflect on his life, to remember his friends, his travels, and to ensure that a new home was well underway at Crystal Lake, a dream he'd always shared with Barbara. His family was reminded many times over, that the special man in their lives possessed qualities they have long admired. His quiet and determined inner strength, his quick wit and teasing sense of humour never failed him. He was truly their super-hero to endure such loss and sorrow while focusing and still planning for his family and friends. He and Barbara will be forever grateful to Dale's friend, Leonard, for helping Dale go inside his new home for the very first time. As Barbara watches the sunsets over the lake she can day dream of that young man walking around the lake more than 43 years ago, coming to spend a sunny, summer afternoon with her. Dale ended his journey through life the same way he had traveled through it…. with dignity, grace and humour, always supported by his family. As was Dale's wish, a family gathering in celebration of his life was held from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium and Family Centre.

DUNIK - Annie (nee Blishchak), of Victoria, BC, formerly of Yorkton, widow of Gabriel Dunik entered eternal rest Friday, July 27, 2001 at the Aberdeen Hospital in Victoria, BC. She was 90 years of age. Annie was born on July 6, 1911 in the Plainview district, a daughter of Bill and Nettie (nee Bilozer) Blishchak. She was raised on the family farm and attended Junior School in that area. On March 3, 1929 Annie was united in marriage to Gabriel Dunik at St. Mary's Church, Beaverdale. With Gabriel working for the CNR as sectionman the couple resided in various communities throughout the province. These included Fenwood, Melville and Radville. In 1961 they moved to Yorkton to enjoy their retirement. In 1995 Annie moved to Victoria, BC to be near her family. Annie was a faithful member of St. Mary's Church, U.C.W.L. Branch #1 and the Golden Agers. She was an excellent gardener and homemaker and enjoyed various types of handiwork. She was predeceased by her parents; husband Gabriel in 1985; son Edward; three brothers, John, Bill and Steve Blishchak; a sister Pauline Spasnick; and a half sister Nettie Woytas. Annie leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Isabel McSorley of Victoria, BC; daughter-in-law Shirley Flint of Victoria, BC; two grandsons Brian and Glen of Victoria, BC; two granddaughters, Joanne of Victoria, BC and Karen of Edmonton, AB; six great grandchildren; a brother Nick Blishchak of Yorkton and a sister Mary Shuflita of Yorkton. Prayer services were held on Tuesday, July 31st at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, and Rev. Fr. Oleh Kashuba, officiating. Members of Ukrainian Catholic Women's League, Branch #1 led in the Rosary. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, August 1st at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, as Celebrant. Cantor, Ed Pindus assisted by Parish Choir members led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Joe. J. Ratushniak. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Donald Blishchak, Lionel Woytas, Edward Shuflita, Murray Bialobzyski, John Solonenko and Brett Marianchuk serving as the casket bearers.

DUTKA - Clarence Claude, beloved husband of Lydia Dutka of Yorkton passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 81 years of age. Clarence Claude Dutka was born on August 19, 1921 in the Yarbo district of Saskatchewan; a son of Karl and Josephine (nee Buchberger) Dutka. Clarence was raised on the family farm and attended the Redpath School. As a young man he enlisted into the Royal Canadian Army, serving with the forces from 1941 until his discharge in 1945. He returned to Saskatchewan and on October 15, 1946 was united in marriage to Lydia Petracek at Gerald. The couple resided for a short time in the area before moving to Raymore, where Clarence became the area Drayman. Moving to Lajord, Clarence began employment with the Department of Highways, this work would lead to a 33-year career, many years as foreman. In 1967, the family moved to Francis, Saskatchewan. Clarence retired in 1984. In 1987 the couple moved to Yorkton, where they have since resided. In earlier years Clarence had been active in the Canadian Legion. His hobbies included gardening, growing his famous potatoes, curling in his earlier years, fishing with his son-in-law Ken and friends in Kenora, Ontario. He was also affectionately known as 'Mr. Wait' to the staff of the local Wal-Mart in Yorkton. Clarence was always ready with a friendly smile and a joke or two. Over the past couple of years his health had been in steady decline. Predeceased by his parents in 1938, brothers Charle (1958), Stanley (1984), Mike (1987) and Albert (1993); and by a sister Agnes Hunt (1986). He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Lydia; daughters, Darlene (Ken) Boychuk of Kenora, Ontario, and Laverne Tucker of Yorkton; grandchildren, Dan, Christa, Jamie, Shane, extended family, Michelle, Bill, Lindsay, Sarah, Scott, Jasmin, Madison, Kaleb, Tara & Jim; great grandchildren Kerston, Kristine and Kassandra. Also a brother Laurence (Doreen) Dutka of Regina; and sisters Mary Helmle of Gerald and Ann Krutz of Esterhazy; numerous nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law, and numerous other relatives and friends. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, July 7, 2003 from St. Wenceslaus Roman Catholic Church in Gerald. Rev. Father Rick Krofchek was the celebrant. The organist, Wendy Lamontagne led members of the Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Be Not Afraid', 'Peace is Flowing Like A River' and 'Amazing Grace'. The eulogist was Pat Petracek, the lay-readers were Germane Mikolas and Diane Lamontagne. Ushers were Brent Lamontagne and Dennis Petracek, and the altarservers were Bryce Nixon, and Josh and Garrett Huber. All those in attendance were considered honorary bearers. The interment followed in St. Wenceslaus Parish Cemetery with Leslie Dutka, Ron Dutka, Sheldon Lamontagne, Larry Petracek, Ken Mockford and Calvin Petracek serving as the casketbearers.

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EDISON - Elswood "Eddy". It is with deep sadness the family of Elswood (Eddy) Edison announces his sudden and unexpected passing on Monday, November 20th at the age of 76. Predeceased by his wife Joyce in 1989, he is lovingly remembered by his daughter Lynette of Yorkton, his son Lawrie, daughter-in-law Anne and granddaughter Julie of Calgary; his brothers, Gordon and his wife Francis of Saskatoon, Bud and his wife Gerry of Dafoe; and very dear friend May Wiley of Yorkton. Ed was a great father, husband and friend. He worked tirelessly to ensure that those around him were well taken care of, right up to the day God chose to take him home. His work with Sask Power took him throughout Saskatchewan, from Sturgis to Watrous and finally to Yorkton where he topped off his career as regional manager until his retirement in 1983. Retirement didn't suit him well, so he put his jacket and tie back on and went job hunting. The next day he was overseeing construction of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre as project manager. Typical of a prairie boy, Eddy loved the sea. He liked to visit the ocean and paint seaside memories in broad, rich strokes of oil on canvas. Ed will be loved and missed by many. He was a great man. To quote a phrase he recently wrote "I was greatly inspired and motivated by my father, who taught me to be always honest and always keep my word. These two things have been with my all my life." The funeral service was held on Thursday, November 23, 2000 from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Faye Greer officiating. The eulogy was given by Ken Mackie. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Abide With me' and 'The Lord's My Shepherd'. The recessional hymn was 'Amazing Grace' played by piper Kim Walker. The interment followed at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Lawrie Edison as urnbearer.

EFTODA - Mary (nee Badiuk). With great sadness we announce the passing of Mary Eftoda, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great - great grandmother. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home with her granddaughters at her side. Mary was born November 4, 1918 on the family farm in the Bellenden district, the daughter of Alex and Dora Badiuk. Following her education she worked as a housekeeper -maid to a family in the Buchanan district. After meeting Alex Eftoda at a.country dance she was united in marriage on October 10, 1937 at Mammomitz Church and lived on a farm in the Goldenvale area for 21 years. In 1958 they moved to the Bellenden district and continued mixed farming for another 18 years. Their marriage was blessed with five daughters, 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. She loved to sew, knit, crochet and bake. She was also known for her bountiful garden. In 1976 Mary and Alex retired to their new home in Yorkton. Here Mary got involved with babysitting for neighbor's children until she couldn’t keep up with them. She had many stories about her Home Care days, Slow Pitch Tournaments and Senior Bowling. Mary was very active with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Ladies Association, both at Buchanan and Yorkton. She was very proud of her accomplishment by passing her driver's licence at the age of 75 years. She enjoyed family and friends get - togethers to play Kaiser. Mary leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Elsie Kotyk of Rama, Stella Kowalchuk of Steinbach, MB and Iris (Larry) Shinkewski of Calgary, AB; 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren; one sister Anne Woluschuk and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by husband Alex; brothers Alex, Stanley and Fred; sister Effie; daughters Olga and Victoria and sons-in-law Peter Kotyk, Morris Sackney and Walter Kowalchuk. Prayers were held on Friday, March 1, 2013 and the Funeral Service on Saturday, March 2, 2013 both at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The responses were led by William Kozey & Parish Choir members. Serving as cross bearers were Carson Kowalchuk and Lliam Woodworth. All those who were touched by Mary's life and spirit were considered honourary bearers. Members of Ukrainian Women's Association, Olena Pchilka Branch were present and formed the honour guard. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Dane Sackney, Tyson Van Caeseele, Sheldon Byers, James Jones Jr., Bryant Sackney and Clayton Kotyk serving as the casket bearers. Vichnaya Pamyat! Eternal Memory!

ELDERKIN - Jean (nee Hrynchuk) Derkach was born on April 14, 1921 in the Winthorpe School district, south of Foam Lake. Sask; a daughter of Steve and Dora (nee Danyluk) Hrynchuk. She was raised on the farm and received her education in the district. In 1942 she was united in marriage to Joe Derkach. The couple made their home in Amsterdam, and later in Canora. Joe passed away in March of 1977. In 1982 Jean met Lloyd Elderkin, and the couple were married soon after. They resided in Maple Creek, then Canora and for 15 years at Watrous. Following the death of Lloyd, Jean soon after moved to Hudson Bay, to be near her daughter Margaret. In her younger years, Jean was a homemaker until 1958, when she went to work at the Canora Hotel as a cook in the restaurant. Then the majority of her work outside the home was at the Canora Union Hospital at a variety of positions, including the laundry and kitchen areas. Jean passed away on December 25, 2009 at the Hudson Bay Health Care Facility. She was 88 years of age. Besides her husband Joe and husband Lloyd, Jean was predeceased by her parents and by sisters Kay and Doris, brothers Steve and Peter, twin siblings in childbirth and by a great granddaughter, Emma Crowther. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life, her daughter Margaret (Bill) Adam of Hudson Bay, grandchildren: Cheryl (Kirk) Crowther, Kevin (Sharon) Adam, Brent (Janalee) Adam, and Craig (Deb Duncan) Adam; great grandchildren: Brendan, Aidan and Katie Crowther, Mikayla, Colton and Olivia Adam, Parker Adam and Josh Mowbray. Brother Mike (Louise), sisters Ann (Don), and Mary, half-brother Nick and a half-sister Nellie. Also a sister-in-law Nellie Elderkin and a niece, Linda Neukirk.

ENOCKSON - Gute Albert, of Yorkton and formerly of the Alpine district of Manitoba, beloved husband of Dorothy, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 87 years of age. Gute was born on October 9, 1913 in the Alpine district of Manitoba, a son of Enoch and Sehma Enockson. Gute attended Benito school. His working life consisted of being a seed buyer; working in road construction and operating his own general construction operation. His family was an important part of his life and he spared nothing to provide the good things in life to them. During his life Gute was involved with the Jolly Mixers Seniors Club. He loved gardening and was passionate about the outdoors. He had a trap line in the Alpine district and enjoyed the life of a trapper and hunter. Gute leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life his loving wife Dorothy; sons Daryl and his wife Cindy of Yorkton, Ryan and his wife Pearl of Edmonton; daughter Joan and her husband John VanBuul of Viking and a son-in-law Willis Nelson of Saskatoon; his grandchildren: Anita, Tannis and David Enockson, Darcy Thera, Daryl Thera, Donna Rupertus, Darla Desaulniers, Marcie Zemlak, Wanita Manske, Oran Nelson, Scott, Shannon and Ryan Enockson; great-grandchildren: Justin Willis, Crystina, Lyndsey, Meagan and Andrew Thera, Mackenzie and Zachary Desaulniers and Baby Joshua; sister Francis Kenzle of Caroline; sister-in-law Fern (Ivor) Enockson of Benito. Gute was predeceased by his parents; a daughter Marilyn Nelson in 1985; two brothers: Ivor and Oliver Enockson, an infant twin sister and a brother-in-law Jack Kenzle. Funeral services were held on Thursday morning, July 19, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church Officiating. Marilyn Newell was the organist leading the congregation in the hymn The Church In The Wildwood. Amazing Grace was sung by Joleen Cherland. Just A Closer Walk With Thee was played. The interment followed in the Alpine Church Cemetery south of Benito, Manitoba. The Honourary Bearers were Helmer Carlson, Stewart Zander, Jim Lyons, Jim Parson, Elwood Affleck and Robert Josephson. Curtis Zemlak, John Sandborn, Rodney Kenzle, Ture Peterson, Kare Carlson and Oran Nelson served as Casket Bearers.

ESOPENKO – Dale, of Winnipeg, formerly of Yorkton, passed suddenly on January 9th, 2009 in the company of his closest friends. Left to mourn him are: his daughter Bailey, who is the light of his life, and her mother Kim. His mother Irma, his brother Wayne, JH, Bea and his aunt Sandi, along with numerous other relatives and friends. Dale was raised in Yorkton, Saskatchewan where at a very early age he found his love for golf. As a young man he was also involved in many other hobbies such as hockey, and being a JR reporter, which took him to San Diego. There he met Mr. Norrie West who became a mentor, and sparked his interest in supporting and encouraging the development of junior golf. Golf became Dale's profession, which lead to him becoming the youngest man to be named president of the Manitoba Golf Association. He was also very involved with many tournaments, fundraisers, and pro ams where he enjoyed playing with his friends and colleagues Dale became the youngest head pro at the Assiniboine Golf Course where he remained for over thirty years. He loved planning his famous Dale Esopenko Golf Holidays where he met and travelled with many people that soon became close friends. During his years at the club he was supported and loved by far too many people to mention. Everyone that he met instantly fell in love with his genuine and outgoing personality. Although the club was his home away from home he also had a passion for fishing. He shared this passion with one of his closest friends Stu McKay. If you couldn't find Dale at the course you knew he would be out on The Red with his fishin' pal Stu. Dale struggled with his health for many years, but no matter what he always had the help and support of his friends and family. A special thank you to those who were at the hospital to support his daughter during this difficult time. Along with a very special thanks to Gord Tumilson who was always there for Dale and his family. You are on the wings of the angels now Dale, may you find some comfort there. A funeral Service was held at the Westwood Community Church in Winnipeg on Wednesday, January 21st 2009. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, February 9th at 2:00 p.m. from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre in Yorkton. Interment will follow in the family plot in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens at a later date.

EXNER - Adolph, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, November 24, 2000. He was 85 years, 3 months and 10 days of age. Adolph Joseph Exner was born on August 14, 1915 at Grayson, Saskatchewan; a son of Joseph and Josepha (nee Stradeski) Exner. Adolph was raised on the family farm and received his education in the district. As a young man he worked for farmers in the Grayson area. In 1943 he enlisted into the Royal Canadian Army and was trained as a gunner with an artillery unit. He received his discharge in 1946 and for the next year worked in the Sudbury, Ontario area before returning to his farm at Bangor. On June 8, 1948, he was united in marriage to Katherine Loster at Stockholm. The couple farmed in the Bangor district until 1963, when they moved to Ontario. The family resided at various locations, including Port Perry, the Sutton district, and later in the community of Bondhead. Adolph worked for dairy farmers while Katherine worked as a cook in a Nursing Home. The couple returned to Saskatchewan in 1976, settling in Yorkton. Adolph worked for Morris Industries until his retirement. In his retirement years, Adolph kept himself busy by doing woodworking and woodcrafts, and puttering around in the garden. In 1998 the couple became residents of the Queen Elizabeth Court but could only enjoy the new friendships made there for a short time as by August of this year Adolph was receiving respite care and since September had been a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Predeceased by his beloved wife Katherine on November 21st, his parents and by a brother John, he leaves to cherish his memory three sons, James of Airdrie, AB, Wayne of Yorkton, and Dennis and his wife Brenda of North Bay, Ont.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Joseph, Becky, Anita and Jackie; Shane and Lindy; and Crystal and Kevin. Also a brother Tony (Eva) of Regina, and sisters Mary Weber of Melville, Gertrude Schmidt of Surrey BC, Anne (Philip) Goreski of Port Perry, ON, and Eva (Leonard) Schlechter of Yorkton; a sister-in-law Anita Exner, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. The prayer vigil service was held on Monday evening, November 27, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Eugene Kuemper and fellow Knights of Columbus #2031 members officiated. Organist, Diana Hornung was the o were 'Jesus, Remember Me' and 'Day is Done'. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos celebrant. Gilbert Kryski and Martin Puchala assisted Father Basil. Granddaughters Anita and Crystal were the lay-readers and granddaughter Lindy gave a special tribute. The organist, Sharon McArthur led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Sing With All the Saints in Glory', Psalm 25, 'Jesus, Remember Me', 'I Am the Bread of Life', 'Song of Angels' and 'Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory'. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Shane and Kevin Exner, Joe Barton, Howard Jones, Eugene Bialobzyski and Leonard Schlechter serving as the casketbearers.

EXNER - Katherine Margaret (nee Loster), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2000. She was 79 years, 1 month and 17 days of age. Katherine Margaret Exner was born on October 4, 1921 at Dubuc, Saskatchewan; a daughter of Anton and Margaret (nee Golling) Loster. She was raised on the family farm and attended schools in the country and also at Dubuc. On June 8, 1948 she was united in marriage to Adolph Exner at Stockholm. The couple farmed in the Bangor district until 1963, when they moved to Ontario. The family resided at various locations, including Port Perry, the Sutton district, and later in the community of Bondhead. Adolph worked for dairy farmers and later Katherine began working as a cook in a local Nursing Home. In 1976 the couple returned to Saskatchewan, settling in Yorkton. Adolph was employed at Morris Industries and Katherine worked as a cook at the Holiday Inn. Following her retirement, Katherine spent many contented hours tending to her flower beds and large garden. Knitting and reading were favourite pastimes. In 1998 the couple became residents of the Queen Elizabeth Court, where they resided until their declining health required more constant care. Predeceased by her parents, and by brothers Anton, John, Frank and Rudy Loster, she leaves to cherish her memory her husband Adolph, residing in the Yorkton and District Nursing Home; sons James of Aidrie, AB, Wayne of Yorkton, and Dennis and his wife Brenda of North Bay, Ontario; grandchildren, Jennifer, Joseph, Becky, Anita and Jackie; Shane and Lindy; Crystal and Kevin. Also sisters-in-law Theresa Loster and Violet Schmidt, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. The prayer vigil service was held on Thursday evening, November 23, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Father Basil Chomos officiated, Lorraine Lysak was the organist. Hymns sung were 'I Will Never Forget You' and 'Day is Done'. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, November 24, 2000 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. Father Basil celebrated the Mass with Martin Puchala and Lorne Barnes assisting. The readers were granddaughters Lindy and Anita Exner. The organist, Sharon Mc Arthur led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace, Psalm 103, Prayer of St. Francis, You Are Near, Song of the Angels, and Sing With All the Saints in Glory. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Shane Exner, Joe Barton, Garry Exner and Howard Jones serving as the casketbearers.

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FAHRENBACH - Dorothy Irene (nee Markham) passed away peacefully at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on November 21, 2010 at the age of 91 years. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Vic; her parents, Harry and Emily Markham; her brothers, Walter, Harold, Donald, Patrick and her sister, Marie; her brothers-in-law, Gilbert Nutbrown and Bill Roszell; sisters-in-law, Edna Eckhart, Marquerite Markham and Olga Markham. She is survived by her brother Ray and her sisters, Gladys Roszell, Vivian ( Jack) Cooper and Merle (Howard) Wood; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Markham and Iris Markham and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of dear friends. Dorothy was born on the family farm in the Waldron District on November 26th, 1918. After schooling at the Good Hope School she worked at various retail stores in Yorkton. She married Victor Fehrenbach on August 1, 1949. They resided in Yorkton and had many busy years together and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends in 1999. Even though Dorothy did not have any children of her own she remained very involved in the lives of her many nieces and nephews and was proud to attend many graduations and weddings. Dorothy enjoyed sports and was an avid golfer and curler. In 1996 Dorothy was recognized by the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame for her involvement in sports. This was a very proud moment for her. Dorothy was also a long time member of the Yorkton Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and received her 60 year pin in 2009. She was also very involved as a member of the St. Andrews United Church Choir for many years. She will be remembered as a wonderful aunt, sister, sister-in-law, who had a special talent for cooking and preparing food with great care and attention. She enjoyed spending time with family, watching her favourite teams, the Blue Jays and Saskatchewan Roughriders. She loved to play cards, visit friends, go for coffee and just be as active as she possibly could. She will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her and sharing in her life. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm from St. Andrew’s United Church with Reverend Milo Spooner Craig officiating. The organist, Shani Apland, and the St. Andrew’s United Church Choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Laurie Good paid special tribute to her Aunt as she gave the Eulogy. Following the Funeral Service, the Cremation Committal took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Dorothy’s nephew, Gordon Markham serving as the urn bearer.

FERRIS - Donald James, beloved husband of Mildred passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at the age of 84 years following a brief stay at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Don was born on November 8, 1923 at Yellow Grass, Sask; the eldest son born to Jack and Hazel (nee Winder) Ferris. He attended Prairie Glen School at Filmore, Saskatchewan. In 1940 he enlisted into the Royal Canadian Air Force and took his basic training at Brandon, Manitoba. He was then transferred to Summerside, PEI. While training there he met Mildred Larter, and on June 29, 1945 the couple were united in marriage at Charlottetown. Following his dis-charge in 1946, the couple moved back west, settling in Yorkton. Here Don worked at various businesses before establishing his own Auto Body repair shop. The couple also resided in Thompson, Manitoba for five years. They returned and lived in Ebenezer for a time where Don assisted his son Wayne at his shop. In 1995 Don and Mildred retired into Yorkton, where they have since resided. Hobbies included a friendly game of cards with his friends, countless hours in the garden, and walking to Shell for coffee every day. In his younger years he took an active interest in coaching hockey and baseball, and he always enjoyed going to the farm. Don was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Hazel; a brother Harold of Norquay; and a sister Alice Horn of Penticton, BC. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Mildred; a daughter, Dianne (Ron) Sharp of Tonkin, Ron (Lisa) Ferris of Gerald, and Wayne (Corinne) Ferris of Ebenezer; Nine grandchildren: Todd (Sandy), Terri, Patty (Jason), Jarrett, Kerri (Victor), Brett (Carollynn), Renee (Jamie), Braden (Sheri), and Kendon (Jennifer); Sixteen great grandchildren: Chris, Jeffrey, Michael, Jake, Jordan, Zak, Gage, Carter, Courtney, Nicolle, Cody, Breanne, Colton, Dylon, Mason, and Taylor. Also a sister: Francis (Clifford) Larson of Devon, Alberta; numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Faye Greer officiating. Organist, Sharon Litvanyi led the congregation in the singing of the hymns.Special guitar music was provided by great grandson Dylon, and grandson Kendon gave the tribute. The urnbearer was Ron Ferris. A reception followed in the lower hall of the church.

FICHTNER - Elizabeth M. (nee Staye). A Service of Celebration for the lives of William E. and Elizabeth M. Fichtner was held on Saturday, January 12, 2002 from the Family Centre at Yorkton Memorial Gardens. The service was officiated by Merlin Affleck and Rick Larson. David Leonhardt gave the message. A tribute from the Rebekah Lodge was led by Joyce Stokes. Members of the Order of the Royal Purple conducted a service in memory of Elizabeth. The service was led by Shirley Moar. Interment followed in the Prairieview Columbarium at Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Elizabeth passed away on December 16, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was eighty-seven years of age. Elizabeth (Lizzy) Fichtner (nee Staye) was born on November 1st, 1914 at Foam Lake, Saskatchewan. She met and after an eight year courtship married William Fichtner. They celebrated their 65th anniversary on November 1st 2001. They were blessed with two children, Charlotte and Charon. Elizabeth's life-long commitment to the community and Canada is revealed in a list of charities and service organizations: Founding member of the OORP of Yorkton, being their first Honoured Royal Lady. In July of 1967 Supreme Honoured Royal Lady of Canada; Member of Rebekah Lodge; Member of the Eastern Star; Girl Guides Association, holding the offices of President, Secretary and Treasurer; Charter member of the Retarded Children's Association,; Secretary-Treasurer of the United Church Women; Secretary of the Yorkton Parkland Sheltered Workshop; Honorary member of the Jaycettes . Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents; her daughter Charlotte; a brother Jack; and by two sisters, Ella Robbins and Irma Robertson. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Charon (Bill) Schwallie; two grandchildren, Timothy (Christina) & Thomas (Deirdre) of Chicago; five great grandchildren, Tyler, Meghan, Caitlin, Trevor and Olivia of Chicago; half-sisters Elaine and Marion and half-brothers Bob & Frank; as well as numerous other relatives and many friends.

FICHTNER - William Emanual was born at Piapot, Saskatchewan on December 5, 1913. Bill passed away on Tuesday December 18, 2001 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was eighty-eight years of age. Bill lived a life dedicated to the betterment of the community. He was a man to be admired and trusted. Bill was always very patient, firm but fair and you always knew where you stood with him. His vision and planning for the future of Yorkton continues to be felt by the community. W. E.'s life-long commitment to the community is revealed in a long list of charities and service clubs: City of Yorkton Alderman from 1954 to 1955 ; Mayor of the city from 1957 - 1968; President of Evergreen Motors, Clem's Plumbing, F & W Service in Ituna and the Northeastern Seed Company; Past Noble Grand of the IOOF; President of the Yorkton Branch of SARC; Member of the Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, BPOE, UCT, and Provincial Boy Scouts; Member of the Canadian Federation of Mayors .During his tenure as Mayor of the City, Bill oversaw the following developments: Yorkton Union Hospital, the Yorkton Psych Centre, Jaycee Beach, a new Fire Hall, City Works building, purchase of Deer Park Golf Club, Western Development Museum of Saskatoon & Yorkton and the Parkland Regional Library. During his years the city also benefited from new developments.Hobbies included fishing, curling, golf, metal detecting, reading & farming. Bill was predeceased by his parents; his wife Elizabeth; his daughter Charlotte; by a half-sister June and a half-brother Jim. William is survived by his daughter Charon (Bill) Schwallie; two grandchildren, Timothy (Christina) & Thomas (Deirdre) of Chicago; five great grandchildren, Tyler, Meghan, Caitlin, Trevor and Olivia of Chicago; half-sisters Elaine and Marion and half-brothers Bob & Frank; as well as numerous other relatives and many friends.

FICK - William, of Yorkton, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at the age of 90 years. William Martin Fick was born November 9, 1911 in Yorkton to Henry and Clara Fick. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith as a child and also moved to Lanigan. He returned to the original farm near where he farmed with cousin Alfred Walters. On November 28, 1936 William was united in marriage to May Hackward. The couple was blessed with three children Janis, James and Clarence. They continued to reside and enjoy the farm life for many years. Bill was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, serving on council along with many other tasks and a member of the Anemone School Board. He kept busy on the farm with overhauling machinery and was especially creative with building a two person bike and a go-cart. He enjoyed his garden and was known for his beautiful gladioli which were often in Church and at weddings. For numerous years he spent many pleasant weeks in the winter with his daughter and family in Phoenix, Arizona. He also loved to spend time with his grandchildren and tell them stories of his childhood. The greatest joy of his later years was going for coffee with his friends. Bill resided on the farm until the fall of 1999 and due to health reasons entered the Yorkton & District Nursing Home in January, 2000 where he resided comfortably until the time of his passing. He is predeceased by his parents Henry and Clara Fick; his beloved wife May; one brother Albert; son-in-law Eugene Depka and brother-in-law Wilfred Lake. Bill is survived by his daughter Janis Depka of Show Low, Arizona; sons Jim (Dorothy) of Yorkton and Clarence of Yorkton; grandchildren, Laura Depka of Phoenix, Arizona, Jackie Fick of Yorkton and Jodi (Frank) Fick-Dryka of Crowsnest Pass, Alberta; great grandchildren Jameison and Austin Dryka; sister Irene (Wally) Driemel of Abbotsford, BC; brother Elmer (Myrtle) of Lanigan; sister-in-law Violet Fick of Lanigan and sister-in-law Olive Lake of Calgary, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Service of Comfort was held on Sunday, August 24th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Monday, August 25th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. Fred Schneider officiating. The organist Judy Berg led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "What A Friend We Have in Jesus", "He Leadeth Me" and "My Faith Looks Up To Thee". Soloist Ray Yost sang "The Lord's Prayer". Reflections were given by his daughter Janis Depka. Honorary bearers were Bernard & Dorothy Gallagher, Lorraine Smithson, Nick & Mary Scraba and Hilda Schwartz. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Doug Fick, Linden Fick, Harvey Fick, Wilf Godfrey, Perry Fick and George Lutz serving as the casket bearers.

FLAMONT - Wilfred, of Yorkton passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a struggle with prostate cancer. He was 84 years of age. Wilfred James Flamant was born on June 25, 1917 in Marivale, Saskatchewan, son of Louis and Rosen (nee Henry) Flamant. He was raised in the Crescent Lake area and attended Red Path and St. Elizabeth Schools. In 1941 he joined the Canadian Army serving in various points in Canada. In 1945 he was discharged and returned back to Saskatchewan. Wilfred was united in marriage to Madeline Desjarlais on June 27, 1945. He worked on a farm in the Atwater area for about 20 years. He truly enjoyed his work and greatly respected the Hawcutt family. After retiring, Wilfred moved in with his sister Isabelle and remained with her until the present time. Wilfred will be remembered for the smile he had for everyone and his trapping and hunting stories. He enjoyed playing card games and bingo. Predeceased by his parents; brother Lawrence Flamont and sisters Vina Ledoux and Elizabeth (Pelletier) Hydamacka; Wilfred leaves to cherish his memory three children, Dennis (Myrna) Flamont of Regina, Debbie (Tim) Dyck of Regina and Linda Veiszer of Regina; sisters, Isabelle Pelletier of Yorkton, Sarah Desjarlais of Burstall, SK, Violet Flamont of Melville and Mary Strollo of Victoria, BC as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Thursday, August 16th at the Yorkton Friendship Centre. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, August 17th at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as the Celebrant. Deacon Urban Kiernan assisted at the Altar and Greg Dubois served as cross bearer. The organist, Sharon McArthur led members of the Choir in the singing of the hymns. Scripture reading were given by Phyllis Langley. Honourary bearers were Shane Brazeau, Myles Pelletier, Lester Shingoose, Harley Swain, Leo Martin Sr., James Pelletier Jr., Rodney Martin and Malcolm Pelletier. The interment followed in the Veteran's Section of Yorkton City Cemetery with Leo Martin Jr., Gerald St. Pierre, Nelson Brazeau, Marcel Roussin Jr., Francis Desjarlais and Leon Shingoose serving as the casket bearers. Veteran's Burial Rites were conducted by members of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Alexander Ross Branch #77. The padre was Rev. Fr. Basil Chomos; Sergeant At Arms was Joe Yurkoski and Bugler was John Miller. The Colour Party consisted of Art Alstad, Nick Koshman, Paul Zawerucka and Andy Juba.

FLEURY - Marie Virginie (nee Ledoux) was born on July 15, 1930 at St. Madeleine, Manitoba. Affectionately known as 'Ducky', Virginia was one of seven children born to Jim and Emily (nee Tanner) Ledoux. After her marriage in Binscarth she had quite a history, moving to British Columbia and working for B.C. Forestry, Welsh Catering and the C.N.R. as a cook. She was always a very hard working wife and mother who enjoyed sewing blankets, cooking and evenings out with her friends. Virginia passed away due to a heart complication at her home in Yorkton on Thursday, June 26, 2003. She was seventy-two years of age. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Lawrence Fleury (Dolphus) of Edmonton; her son, Clifford Ledoux of Brooks, AB; her daughter Ruth (Darren) Edwards of Edmonton; five grandchildren, Donavon Campbell and Quinn Fleury both of Brooks, AB, Merrinda Thompson of Jasper, AB, Fender and Cray Edwards both of Edmonton, AB; three great grandchildren, Nicole and Devin Campbell and Emily Thompson; her brothers Hubert &apmp; Ralph; as well as her many nieces, nephews relatives and friends. Virginia was predeceased by her parents, her daughter Margaret Thompson, brothers Lawrence and Henry Ledoux and her sisters, Mary Ledoux &apmp; Cecilia Morrisette.

FLEURY - Violet Muriel (nee Moore) of Yorkton and formerly of Birch River passed away on March 7, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital. She was 63 years of age. Violet was born at Birch River, Manitoba on November 1, 1937, a daughter of Andrew and Muriel (nee Brass) Moore. She was raised at Birch River and received her education at St. Philips near Kamsack and Lebret Residential Schools. She was united in marriage to Edward Demery and the couple made their home in Minnedosa, Man., where Violet looked after her growing famiy. After Edward's untimely death in 1967, Violet moved to Winnipeg where she began employment with a hotel. This was her occupation for over 15 years. On June 28, 1980 Violet married a longtime aquaintance Alexander Fleury. They celebrated their 20th anniversary this past June. They moved to Yorkton where she took on the role of homemaker, although her health was not at its best. Violet was a kind and soft spoken lady who was willing to help anyone that she could. She loved animals and gardening, reading and enjoyed going for walks in the neighbourhood. Violet leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her loving husband Alex; her sons Lloyd and his wife Josephine Smith of Esterhazy, Sask., and Darren Morrisett of Winnipeg, Man.; her daughters Liz Williams of Brandon, Man., and Brenda Morrisette of Edmonton, Alta., and grandchildren Michael, Alex and Monica Williams. Violet was predeceased by her parents and sons Bob Demery, James Demery in 1994 and Mark Cairns in 1996. Prayer services were held on Friday evening, March 9, 2001 from the Yorkton Friendship Centre. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday morning, March 10, 2001 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton, Sask. with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. Diana Horning was the pianist leading the parish choir and congregation in the hymns Lift High The Cross, The Lord's My Shepherd, I Will Never Forget You, Peace Prayer, May Flights Of Angels Lead You and Amazing Grace. The Casket Bearers were Wally Azure, Mervin Fleury, Nelson Demery, George Fleury, Kelly Brazeau and Eugene Fleury. Cremation followed with the interment to take place at the Yorkton City Cemetery in the Spring 2001.

FORM - Anton, beloved husband of Lydia , resident of the Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2003. He was 90 years of age. Anton Form (Formuziewich) was born November 28, 1913 in the R.M. of Cote in Saskatchewan, to Michael and Bernice (nee Paradoski) Formuziewich. Anton grew up on the family farm in the Runnymede district. He attended Little Boggy School in the Cote district. In 1937 Anton married Lydia Weitzel in the Runnymede Lutheran Church. The couple raised four daughters and three sons. He worked in the district as a carpenter, drove truck, hauled fuel, grain and gravel; also worked as a barber, brick layer, butcher and veterinarian. In the fall of 1940 Anton went to Ontario to work in a logging camp, construction and Jerome Ontario Gold Mine. During the war gold was not considered essential to the war effort so the mine closed and Anton moved back to Runnymede. In the spring of 1944 he began working on the CN Railroad in many locations along the Dauphin-Hudson Bay line. In 1950 Anton became a Section Foreman. The last seven years he worked in the Kamsack Rail Yard. He also operated the snow plow, flanger and spreader. He retired in November of 1978. Anton enjoyed hunting and fishing and in his younger days was active in community activities. Anton and Lydia moved on September 3, 1999 to the comfort of Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton as Anton was finding it very difficult to look after a house and yard. Anton passed away suddenly, but peacefully on Thursday, December 4, 2003 at his home. He was 90 years of age. Predeceased by his parents; infant daughter Delores; sisters, Victoria in infancy, Victoria Yaholnitsky and Tina; three brothers, John, George and Emil; daughter-in-law Cheryl Form and son-in-law Ken Sawchyn. Anton is survived by his wife Lydia; four daughters and three sons; Roxy (Norm) Graff of Yorkton, Francis Sawchyn of Saskatoon, Phyllis (Gordon) Low of Hudson Bay, Corinne (Randy) Glascock of Emerald Park, Gerald Formuziewich of Rhein, Garfield (Irene) Form of Arborfield and Alvin (Heather) Form of Paradise Hill; twenty-five grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren. Also four sisters, Josephine Shasko of Kamsack, Melvina Rudy of Yorkton, Mary Oakley of Vista, California and Florence (Joe) Werstuk of Dayton, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Monday, December 8, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Tim Graff and Rev. Fred Schneider officiated. Recellections, remembrances and a poem were given by grandsons Daryn Form and Darrell Sawchyn. The organist, Judy Berg led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns Heaven is My Home and Amazing Grace. A quintet of Norman, Tim, Blair, David and Mark Graff, accompanied by Jody Graff sang The King of Love My Shepherd Is.The inmterment followed in the garden of St. Mark with grandsons Daryn Form, Michael Formuziewich, Darrell Sawchyn, Bradley Form, Kristin Low and Travis Glascock serving as the casketbearers.

FORSYTHE - Leah (nee MvVey). It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, wife, friend and nurse, Leah Forsythe. Leah was provided the best care possible by her exceptional friends and colleagues of Royal Inland Hospital, but her short battle with breast cancer ended early March 1, 2011. Leah, born December 15, 1949 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, was a strong, intelligent, funny woman admired and respected by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. All are welcome to attend her funeral Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Southwest Community Baptist Church, 700 Hugh Allan Drive, Kamloops, with RIH Chaplain Viktor Gundel officiating.

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GALLINGER - Inez Lorraine (nee Schutz) was born on August 27, 1934 in the Rothbury district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of John and Anne (nee Nicksmith) Schutz. She received her education at Pennock School and found employment at Loblaws in Saskatoon and Yorkton. In 1963 she was united in marriage to Donald Gallinger and they moved back to Churchbridge in 1968. Following Donald's death in 1982 Inez continued to reside at Churchbridge until she made her home at Morris Lodge in Bangor in April 2007. On December 19, 2007 at the age of seventy-three, Inez passed away at St. Anthony's Hospital at Esterhazy, SK. Inez was a very devote Christian. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Churchbridge and enjoyed religious programs on TV. As well she was known for her baby sweaters, butter tarts and loved to knit, crochet, sew, bake and play cards. Inez leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her daughter Miriam (Rik) Horton and their son Justin; a sister, Evelyn Stewart along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a lot of friends in and around Churchbridge. She was predeceased by her: parents John and Anne Schutz, father in law George Gallinger and mother-in-law Miriam Smail, husband Donald, daughter Dawn; sisters: Ruth Schutz and Mable Rosin; brother Clarence Schutz; brothers-in-law: Bill Gallinger, Marvin Stewart, Harry Rosin and a sister-in-law Lois Schutz. Inez's family wish to convey special thanks to Dr. J. Bellingan and the nurses at St. Anthony's Hospital in Esterhazy for the wonderful care. As well Sister Cecila for the prayers, songs and comfort. Also the staff and residents of Morris Lodge in Bangor for their care and kindness to our mom for the last nine months. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, December 22, 2007 from Trinity Lutheran Church in Churchbridge with Rev. K. Kim officiating. Joelene Kotzer-Mitschke gave words of tribute and remembrance. The organist, Alice Johnson led the congregation in singing of the hymns. Honorary Bearers were Chris Mitschke, Mike Rublitz and Dennis Schutz. The interment followed in the family plot in the Garden of St. Matthew of the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with John Eisen, Elwood Kotzer, Mervin Rosin, Lyle Schutz, Kent Strachen and Kevin Matthews serving as the casketbearers.

GEHRING - Mary (nee Kraushaar) of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at her residence. She was 97 years of age. Mary was born on January 29, 1910 in the Fenwood district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Valentine and Margaret (nee Goebel) Kraushaar. She was raised on the family farm and was baptized and confirmed into the Evangelical Lutheran Faith. Mary was united in marriage to Edward Gehring on June 14, 1936. They lived and worked in the Fenwood district until they moved to Yorkton in 1956 where Edward was employed with Morris Rod Weeder and Mary raised their family. Mary and Edward retired in Yorkton and following the death of Edward; Mary continued to live on her own eventually moving to the Yorkton and District NursingHome where she has resided until her passing. Mary enjoyed her family and was always there for them. She loved singing in the choir, was a member of the Lutheran Missionary League and enjoyed sewing, crocheting and gardening. Mary was predeceased by her husband Edward in January 1986, father in January 1957, her mother in April 1975; sisters: Elizabeth in 1920, Margaret Schneider in November 2004; brothers: Jack in February 1986, Walter in August 2003, Fred in March 2005 and Arnold in 1928. She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her three sons: Alvin (Betty Lou) of Regina, SK., Warren (Sandi) of Calgary, AB., Elroy of Yorkton, SK.; two daughters: Marlene Gehring of Yorkton, SK., Shirley Melnechenko of Yorkton, Sk. Also her grandchildren: Penny Lee (Jack) Simmons, Duane Gehring, Curtis (Margo) Melnechenko, Kevin Melnechenko, Cindy (Aaron) Fisher, Amber Gehring, Chelcey Gehring and their families and three sisters: Elsie Neuls, Edith Hahn and Clara (Johnny) Miller all of Melville, Sk along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Tuesday afternoon, February 20, 2007 from Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Pastor Daniel Moeller officiating. Verna Liebrecht was the organist leading the Congregation and Zion Lutheran Church Choir in the Hymns. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with: Curtis and Kevin Melnechenko, Duane Gehring, Aaron Fisher, Brian Kraushaar and Amos Unyi serving as Casket Bearers.

GENAILLE - Frank, beloved husband of Margaret of Yorkton, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 75 years of age. Frank Genaille was born on September 10, 1927 at St. Madeline, MB; a son of Emily (nee Ducharme) and Samuel Genaille. On May 16, 1949 Frank was united in marriage to Margaret Smith at Binscarth. The couple resided and raised their family at Russell, Manitoba for many years before eventually retiring to Shellmouth. For the past five years Frank and Margaret had resided in Yorkton. Predeceased by his parents and a brother Phillip, he leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 53 years, Margaret; eleven children: Jack (Dolores) of Vancouver, Joe of Yorkton, Elaine of Calgary, Bill of Vancouver, Pat of Yorkton, Thomas (Ginette) of Yorkton, Bonnie Miller of Calgary, Kelly of Vancouver, Ben (Carolyn) of Vancouver, Colleen Bohun of Yorkton, and Owen (Tammy) of Yorkton; 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Smith and Doreen Shaw; and two brothers Angus and Rod Genaille; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. The prayer vigil service was held on Monday evening, January 20, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Rev. Father Basil Chomos officiated. Organist, Diana Hornung led the congregation in the hymns. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. Father Basil officiated with Gilbert Kryski as altarserver and Phyllis Langley was the crossbearer. The organist, Kyla Hornung led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Binscarth Cemetery with Frank's seven sons and grandson Jesse serving as the casketbearers.

GEORGE - David, beloved husband of Kathy (nee Knight) of Winnipeg passed away very suddenly on June 21, 2004. He was 51 years, 4 months & 7 days of age. Dave was born on February 14, 1953 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan; and was the youngest son of Readman and Audrey George. Dave grew up in Yorkton where he completed High School & then landed his 1st job with the Yorkton Co-op. Dave had a dream which he fulfilled in 1974 when he joined the RCMP; and had 20 very rewarding years with the force. Dave had to medically retire in 1994 after being injured at work. On November 19, 1977 he was united in marriage with Kathy Knight of Invermay and the couple resided in Yorkton until 1992, when they relocated to Regina. In July 8, 1984 Dave's pride of his life was born, his daughter Karly Westbrook George. Dave was so proud of his daughter and always wanted to be there to be her protector & see her grow up into a beautiful young woman. On June 1, 1999 Dave & his family relocated to Winnipeg where he could enjoy his retirement & Kathy continued her career with the Royal Bank. Here Dave met some very special people who became his very good friends and who were with him in the end. Dave's favorite spot in the world was York Lake; where he spent 48 of his years. He spent the best years of his life there; as did his Mom & Dad. Dave was very determined to keep the Park beautiful - well cared for during his life but he has not stopped there. Dave has donated $10 000 to the York Lake Regional Park for the maintenance and improvement of the Beach & Bandstand. On June 10, 2003 Dave's battle with cancer began. We found out he had esophagus cancer & had surgery to remove his esophagus. After many months of recuperation, we thought we were home free. However on May 13, 2004, our nightmare returned & we found out that the cancer was back in his spine. After 5 short weeks, Dave's painful battle with cancer came to an end. Dave passed away on June 21, 2004 at 10.55 pm in Kathy's arms and Karly holding his hand; surrounded by his friends Greg, Bill, Charlotte, Rob, Rilla & Nick. Dave was predeceased by his parents Readman George, Audrey Charlotte (Curtis) Doll; his Aunts, Molly (George) Lamson, Jessie (George) Savisky, Joseph Savisky and his brother Bill George. Dave leaves to mourn his passing & cherish his memory his wife Kathy and his daughter Karly of Brandon; his nephew Patrick Belitski (Reneé) & great nephews Andrew & Carter and his niece Katherine Nieckar (Mark) and great niece Mackenzie, sister-in-law Pat (Edmund) Belitski, his very special friends, and his relatives. The funeral service was held on Saturday, June 26th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Yorkton with Archdeacon Ken Buchan officiating, assisted by Pastor Fred Schneider and Deacon in training, Luanne Hrywkiw. The Crucifer and Server was Wendy Milne. The organist, James Gibney led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, 'When the Day of Toil is Done', 'Praise to the Holiest in the Heights' and 'Nunc Dimittis' (recessional). The special music selection entitled 'Daddy's Little Girl' was played. The soloist, Allison Laughren sang the selections, 'Wind Beneath My Wings' and 'Unchained Melody'. Serving in the honour guard were Jim Hurd, Randy Scott, Darrell Stevenson, John Yee, Gary Brymer and Terry Fagrie. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Greg Litvanyi, Barry Neill, Bill Lee, Del Allen, Patrick Belitski and Rob Carlson serving as the casket bearers.

GIBNEY - Sam, beloved husband of Rosalie of Yorkton passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 25, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 88 years of age. Samuel Mathew Edgar Gibney was born February 18, 1913 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, one of seven children of Thomas and Tryntie (nee Vandermeulen) Gibney. A true Yorktonite, Sam was born on Betts Avenue where he was eventually to have a business, Gibney's Men's Wear. Sam received his early education in Yorkton. Upon the outbreak of World War II, Sam enlisted in the Army where he attained the rank of Sergeant. On April 28, 1943 he married Rosalie Glass of Yorkton, his loving and devoted partner of 58 years. Following the war, Sam established his clothing store on Betts Avenue where he was fondly known as Salesman Sam the Clothier Man. Over 40 years in business, he came to know his many customers in Yorkton and area, never to forget a name, face or size. In later years he also sold uniforms for Sainthill and traveled throughout the province. He closed his business in 1987 at the age of seventy-four to retire. Sam enjoyed being active in the Yorkton community. He was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Deer Park Golf Club, Yorkton Curling Club, Elk's Club and Knights of Pythias. Sam was also a member of the Masons, A.C.T., U.C.T., Lions Club and K40s. His greatest passion, however, was golf. From his early years through to the age of 87, he loved to play the game. He was a sportsman at heart and also enjoyed curling, bowling and playing rummy with his buddies at the Legion. Sam also spent many happy summers holidaying with his family and golfing at Clear Lake. Above all, Sam treasured his family and his friends. He loved and was proud of his three children and was a devoted grandfather, and Uncle Sam to his many nieces and nephews. He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humour and keen mind. Sam was predeceased by his parents; brothers Donald, Henry and Thomas and sisters Jenny Barnes, Cora McMillian and Ruth Stoneham. Sam leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Rosalie of Yorkton; daughter Sandra (Roxby) Hughes of St. Albert, AB and their children Craig and Braden; son James (Maureen) Gibney of Calgary, AB and their children Tyler and Leigh; daughter Susan (Paul) Mehlsen of Regina,SK and their children Leif, Erik and Alix; sisters-in-law Mina Gibney of Yorkton and Emma Gibney of Grande Prairie as well as many other dear relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 30th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Don Milne of the United Church of Canada officiating. The organist, Shani Apland led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Beyond The Sunset and The Church In The Wildwood. Soloist Debbie Onslow-Kitzan sang the hymn In The Garden. A tribute was given by Norman McKeeman. All those who shared in Sam's life were honourary bearers. The Legion Burial Rite was conducted by members of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Alexander Ross Branch #77. The Padre was Rev. Edward McManus; Sergeant-at-Arms was Mike Bidnock and the colour party included Art Alstad, Andy Juba, Nick Koshman and Fred Fenske. The interment followed in the family plot at Yorkton City Cemetery with grandson Tyler Gibney serving as the urnbearer.

GLAUSER - Gerald 'Garth', beloved husband of Shirley Glauser, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 8th, 2006. He was 71 years of age. Garth was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on July 26, 1935. He was the eldest of two sons born to Gerald and Helen (nee MacDonald) Glauser. After attending Victoria School and graduating from Yorkton Collegiate Institute, Garth joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1951 and served for five years. Upon his return from duty he met Shirley Beitz, and the couple was united in marriage on May 22nd, 1959. In the 1960's, Garth and Shirley had three children; Lori, Larry and Scott. Garth's early employment with Scott Fruit Co Ltd and McCormick's, took him on the road where he met and began his lifelong friendship with Dean Gay. In 1976 Garth and Wayne Stephens opened Stephens Furniture, later to be called Glauser's Furniture. Garth retired at the age of 65, after he sold Nutter's Bulk Foods. It was during this time Garth discovered his hidden talents for gardening, 'community' garage sales, painting and window washing…. During their marriage of 47 years, Garth and Shirley enjoyed traveling to many parts of the world, often with close friends. Garth tolerated the winter months, and enjoyed curling in the men's block and in the mixed block with Shirley, Dean and Sylvia, but it was only to pass the time until the gates at Deer Park Golf Course opened. For well over 40 years, Garth was a member of Deer Park Golf Course (back to the days of course manager Bill Kerr). He loved the 'game' and the guys, almost as much as he loved the course. All events were scheduled around the 6:45 a.m. tee off every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In the early years, Garth invested an endless amount of time volunteering and raising money to improve the course and served on the Deer Park Advisory Committee until spring of 2006. Garth was predeceased by his parents, Gerald and Helen; his only brother Duane; and his sister-in-law Joyce Glauser. Always in their hearts, Garth leaves to celebrate his life, Shirley, his wife of 47 years; his children Lori (Jamey) of Yorkton, Larry (Debbie) of Saskatoon and Scott (Andrea) of Calgary. His grandchildren, Angela, Michael, Joshua, Jessica, Stephen, Brent and Samantha; his sister-in-law Betty Beitz of Winnipeg and his niece April Glauser of Steinbach MB. The Funeral service was held on Monday afternoon November 13, 2006 from St. Andrew's United Church Yorkton, Sask. with Pastor Steve Rosluk of First Baptist Church officiating. Ruth McPhee was the organist leanding the First Baptist Church Choir and Congregation inthe Hymns: "How Great Thou Art " and "Amazing Grace". The Choir Anthem was "Be Strong In The Lord". The "Lord's Prayer" was sung by soloist Sharon Coleman. the Reflections and remebrances of Garth's life were given by Dean and Sylvia Gay with Stephen Glauser conveying memories on behalf of his grandchildren. The Honourary Bearers were: Dean Gay, Vern Pachal, Bill Wright, Willie Mark, Howie Fehrenbach, Bill Kuspira, Norm Vance, Don Miskiman, Peter Wiley, Larry Wells, Garth Tillman, Ed Smith, Dale Skibinsky, Bill Oliver, Bob MacDonald, Don Haider, Dave Graham, Ken Cottenie, Brent Brown and Murray Bialobzyski. Stephen Glauser was the urn bearer with the interment to place at a later date.

GLUTE - Rev. Basil, of Lemberg, Saskatchewan entered eternal life on Saturday, October 13, 2001 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. He was 81 years of age. Born on March 20, 1920 in the Verigin district of Saskatchewan, he was the son of Onufrey and Jawdocha (Shordee) Glute. He received his primary education at Rona school and later entered the Ukrainian Redemptorist Seminary in Yorkton. On September 24, 1941 he made his religious profession of vows as a Redemptorist. Fr. Basil was ordained a priest by Archbishop Basil Ladyka, OSBM on September 8, 1946 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Following his ordination he continued a year of studies before his first assignment. During his priestly ministry, Fr. Basil served at Ituna, Melville, Whitesand, Calder, Wroxton, Barvas and in Ontario, including Fort Frances, Kenora and other communities. Fr. Basil was predeceased by his father Onufrey in 1970 and mother Jawdocha in 1966; brothers, Harry in 1963 and Mike in 2001; sisters, Ann Andrychuk in 1946, Lena Mosiondz in 1977, Catherine Martin in 1983 and Sister Krescentia, SSMI in 1998. He leaves to cherish his memory, a brother Metro (Ann) Glute; a sister Mabel (Alex) Ostafie and a sister-in-law Donna Glute, all of Yorkton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Priestly Parastas was held at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton on Thursday, October 18th. The rosary led by members of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Delaere Council preceded the parastas. The Funeral Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, October 19th at St. Mary's Church with Very Rev. John Sianchuk, Provincial as the main Celebrant. Concelebrating were Rev. Frs. Dmytro Dnistrian, Bryan Bayda, Vladimir Kolpakov, Peter Pidskalny, and Len Ratushniak, Also assisting at prayers were Rev. Frs. Joseph Denischuk, and Methodius Kushko. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Bernadette Gabora and the cross bearer was Bob Famulak. Jason Sliva assisted by being the altar server. The interment followed in the Redemptorist Section of Yorkton City Cemetery with Don Gabora, Zane Shambel, Stan Byblow, Jim Beck, Metro Mosiondz, and Les Price serving as the casket bearers.

GLUTE - Michael, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Donna entered eternal life onTuesday, July 31, 2001. He was 82 years of age. Michael Fred Glute was born on November 11, 1918 near Verigin, Sask. to Onufry and Jawdocha (nee Shordee) Glute. Michael, known as Mike, grew up with three brothers and five sisters on the family farm. He took his schooling at Rona School and later at Wallace School. He spent four years in the army from 1942 to 1946 with the 33rd Light Anti-Aircraft Battery and was stationed on the west coast. Mike married Donna Lackmanec on October 29, 1950. They farmed in the Dneiper area until 1960 when they moved to Yorkton. At this time Mike was employed by Rohatensky Construction, Bill The Builder and then Morris Rodweeder until his retirement in 1983. Mike and Donna had two daughters and enjoyed fifty years of marriage. Mike's faith was very important to him, and was a devout member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. He also was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Father Delaere Council #5182. Mike's priority was his family. He enjoyed spending time with his daughters; son-in-law and his step-grandchildren. In his final years Mike was a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home where he suffered from Alzheimers Disease. Mike was predeceased by his father Onufry and mother Jawdocha; sisters Anne, Lena, Catherine, Maria and a brother Harry. He will be sadly missed and leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory his loving wife Donna; daughters Sister Jeanine Glute I.B.V.M. of Toronto, Ont. and Theresa (John) Ostler of Pickering, Ont.; step-grandchildren: Kevin, Andrew and Cheryl; a sister Mabel (Alex) Ostafie of Yorkton, Sask.; brothers: Metro (Ann) Glute of Yorkton, Sask., Basil Glute of Lemberg, Sask. as well as numerous nieces, nephews relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Thursday evening August 2, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton. Members of the Knights of Columbus Father Delaere Council #5182 led the Rosary. Requiem Divine Liturgy was Celebrated on Friday morning, August 3, 2001 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda as Celebrant. The Liturgy responses were sung by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. Nick Koshman was the Cross Bearer with Mike's son-in-law John Ostler reading the Epistle. The Communion Hymns Abba Father and Blest Are They were sung by Shelley Krull. All those that shared in Mike's life were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Mike, Dan, Joe Lackmanec, Dennis Spelay, Lawrence Mosiondz and Henry Henlisia serving as Casket Bearers. Following the interment Prayers Peter Kobylka played Peace Is Flowing Like A River and Amazing Grace on the violin.

GOLLING - William was born on February 28, 1925 to Joseph and Elizabeth (nee Hass) Golling on the family homestead in the Grayson district of Saskatchewan. Bill as he was known by all was the youngest of nine children. He received his education at the Grayson Public School and later attended Farrell School. Due to his father's failing health, Bill stayed on the farm to help and work with his family. His only other employment was to work for other farmers to help out with his father's expenses. At the age of eighteen Bill was bedridden with Rheumatic Fever for a year. He recovered well and continued farming for his parents. At the age of twenty - five he met and later married Elizabeth (Betty) Stradeski. Bill and Betty were united in marriage on November 7, 1949 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Grayson. On September 25th their first son Rodney Charles was born. October 19, 1954 their second son Sidney William was born and on March 2, 1956 their daughter Jocelyn Marie came along. Three foster children were chosen into the family; Raymond Barber, Nancy and Shirley Bradtka all at infant ages. Bill was a farmer all of his life, besides his own farming, he did custom stone picking with his new stone picker and new 1965 Massey 90 (which is still in use). In winter he did snow clearing for everyone. He enjoyed fishing with his brother-in-law Carl Stradeski, friend, Lenny Schlecter and best buddy Herman Bisch. He loved and took pride in the cabin at Melville Beach and especially loved to take his children and grand-children fishing, water-skiing or just boating. He always attended his son, Sid's ball and hockey games and later took great pride in watching his grandson play hockey and baseball trying to attend all of the games. In 1980 Bill and Betty moved to Yorkton and made it their home. Bill's health later declined and in December 2006 he entered the Yorkton and District Nursing Home where he lived until his passing on Friday, September 4, 2009. He was eighty-four years of age. Bill will always be remembered for being a very kind, generous and compassionate person. He was always ready and willing to help anyone in need. Bill attended church regularly and visited with the sick and elderly. He was always a very friendly social person. Bill loved to attend dances and parties. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth; his five sisters, Margaret Schlecter, Katherine Kammer, Annie Parisloff, Betty Carson and Mary Fuchs; two brothers, Frank in infancy and Joe; his eldest son, Rodney Charles in 1962, his foster son Ray Barber in 1982 and his grandson Colton Lee in 2007. He leaves to cherish and celebrate his life his faithful wife of 59 years and 10 months, Betty; his son, Sid (Donna) Golling; his daughters, Jocelyn MacDonald (Ken Zimmer), Nancy (Don) Beuchert, and Shirley (Glen) Sundquist; grandchildren, Kent Golling, Derek MacDonald (Cryssy Ford), Neil MacDonald, David (Diane) Bradka and Shawn, Crystal and Jason Sundquist; great-grandchildren, Raven, Wyatt, Kaylee and Ella; one sister, Helen Wachter; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

GORLICK - George. After a brave and lengthy battle with cancer, George passed away on November 13, 2007 at the age of 78 years. George was born April 26, 1929 in Lennard, Manitoba. He grew up and worked on the family farm until the late 40's when he took winter jobs in Armstrong, Ontario. There he worked in a bush camp gaining experience and eventually driving a lumber hauling truck. He started his 9 year mining career in 1953 in the Yukon, Alaska, Elliot Lake and finally at the potash mine in Esterhazy. George married his sweetheart, Alice in 1957 and in 1962 the family of four moved to Yorkton where George soon joined the Monarch Life Insurance Company. He was well respected in the insurance and financial industry for the next 45 years, a person who always looked out for his client's best interests. He saw Monarch Life merge with North American Life and finally Manulife. Among the awards and recognition he received were the National Quality Award for 27 consecutive years and he became a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. In addition to his regular work, George also took over the family farm from 1975 to 1986. George became a member of the Yorkton Jaycees and was active when the group won Canada's Outstanding Unit award several times as well as the World's Outstanding Unit award. In recognition of his contributions, he was awarded Senatorship status. George was actively involved in sports. He participated as a minor hockey and baseball coach. He was an avid golfer and became an executive member of the Deer Park Golf Course and in 1989, he received a lifetime membership of which he was very proud. As a young man, he played baseball and you could always count on him cheering for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos and the Toronto Blue Jays. Years later, when the 4 children were old enough, the family took up skiing; something George did every year until the age of 75. In the winter, he also loved to curl. He organized the volunteer drivers for many world class curlers who competed in the bonspiels held in Yorkton. He was proud of the friendships he made with the likes of the Ferby team, the Howard team and many others. George enjoyed his family and friends and always had a joke to tell. He loved country music and during family gatherings, he could be found dancing around the house with Alice or belting out a tune. Dad, you are now an angel - we'll "Put Your Little Shoes Away". He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anybody. And he would do it without complaint, just because it had to be done. George believed in the philosophy - work first, play later and instilled that belief in his children and grandchildren whom he loved with all his heart. He was genuinely interested in their lives and he cherished their accomplishments with great pride. His generosity was endless - he and Alice were often found at one of the kid's houses, either painting, planting or cutting grass, pitching bales and much, much more. Though his last months were extremely difficult, George treasured his friendships and appreciated the cards, gifts and visits. He was predeceased by his father Jack, his mother Victoria (Paulenko), his brothers Ellery and John. He leaves to mourn, his loving wife of 50 years, Alice; his children, Kimberley (Landry) Merkosky and their children, Amanda and Amy from Saskatoon; Rock (Deborah) and their children, Cameron and Carmen from Saskatoon; Sheldon (Dawn Schultz) and their daughter, Jordan from South Bay, Ontario; Jacqueline (Robert) Thorogood and their children, Mitch and Brody from Naniamo, BC; his sisters Edith (Robert) Rowell from Spartanburg, South Carolina and Sylvia (David) Friesen from Winnipeg, Manitoba; and his sister-in-law Helen Gorlick from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The family wishes to thank friends and relatives for the prayers and support received during George's illness and the health caregivers who looked after dad in hospital and at home.

GREENSTEIN - Meldrum Greenstein was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on June 13, 1924, the eldest child of Catherine (nee McDougall) and Joseph Greenstein. Meldrum was born into a family of true pioneers of the Wallace District and received his unique name in honour of a lady school teacher named Miss Meldrum who was a close friend of his mother. Meldrum attended Wallace School and he enjoyed sports as a member of the school softball and hockey teams. Difficult times fell on the family as first Meldrum’s mother died of cancer on June 13, 1942 and his father passed away on March 6, 1946. This left Meldrum in charge of his brothers and sisters. During those hard time, he did whatever he had to do to keep his family going. In 1939, when Meldrum was only 15 years old, his Dad gave him a half-section of land that he had homesteaded. From that time on, Meldrum saw 70 crops come off that farm land. Meldrum was a farmer in the truest sense. He saw farming technology evolve from walking behind horses to do the harrowing, to riding in an air-conditioned cab with one radio to listen to for entertainment and one radio to stay in constant contact with others on the farm. His favorite time of the year was the hustle and bustle of the fall combining time. Meldrum loved his animals on the farm - the horses, cows and especially his dogs. In later years, driving around in the truck with Snoopy, Buster or Katie were his best times. He remained active on the farm as long as he could and even took an interest in the farm activities while he was in the nursing home. A member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Meldrum also had an intense appreciation for nature and wildlife. Meldrum loved fishing and hunting with his brothers-in-law and friends. The annual fishing trip up north after seeding was his chance to get away from the work on the farm. His love of sports extended to baseball, hockey but especially curling and he played in many bonspeils. He was a founding member of the Rhein Curling Club and continued to curl well into his sixties. As he got older, Meldrum enjoyed watching curling on T.V. as a pass time. Meldrum enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbours whether they were talking farming or if the conversation centred on world events. Meldrum could always be counted on to help a friend. In his day, when something needed to be built, the neighbours got together and made it happen. In 1956 at the Wallace School Christmas Concert, Meldrum met Jennie Bilous. On October 19, 1957 they were married at First Baptist Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. In 1961 they welcomed their first son, Kerry and their second son, Murray was born in 1965. Meldrum and Jennie worked hard to support the family - milking cows for 29 years, raising cattle, pigs and chickens. Meldrum entered the hospital in February of 2010 and two weeks later became a resident of the Kamsack Nursing Home. In April a spot opened in the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, and Meldrum resided there with a smile on his face and no complaints right to the very end. He passed away on January 13, 2011 at the age of 86 years. Meldrum was predeceased by his parents, Catherine and Joseph; his sister, Josie; his brothers-in-law, Wilfred Beitz, Walter Rhinas, Bob Lange and Archie Crosbie; his parents-in-law, Katie and Steve Bilous; his sisters-in-law, Ann Crosbie, Sylvia Bilous and his niece, Val Kyba He leaves to mourn his wife of 53 years, Jennie; his son, Kerry (Cynthia) and their children, Andrew and Melissa; his son, Murray and his dog, Katie; his brother, Stuart (Barb); his sister, Francis Rhinas; his sisters-in-law, Elsie Lange, Mary (Russell) Yaremko and Helen (Mervin) Schwartz and brothers-in-law, Harold (Elenor) Bilous and Raymond Bilous. Meldrum is also survived by many nieces, nephews and their families, as well as neighbours and friends around the district who were like family in his life. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. The interment will follow in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Cemetery - Garden of St. John.

GRIEJONAS - Svitrigaila 'Karl', of Yorkton, beloved husband of Marilyn Lenuik passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2004 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 66 years of age. Karl was born December 6, 1937 in Polompe Lithuania and immigrated to Canada in 1950, settling in Carman, Manitoba. Karl attended school in Carman, Manitoba and later attended University in Winnipeg. Upon graduation he became employed with Manitoba Hydro. In 1960 he joined the RCMP and took his training in Regina. Following 30 years of services Karl retired in Yorkton in December 1990. He was predeceased but his parents Leena and Vincent, his brother-in-law Stan and two sisters. Karl is survived by his loving wife Marilyn of Yorkton; stepson Trent of Moose Jaw; sister Chris and niece Lora-Anne and numerous family members in Lithuania and Australia. The funeral service was held on Monday, November 1st at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Fred Schneider of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. The organist, Judy Berg led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, 'Take My Life and Let It Be' and 'My Hope is Built on Nothing Less'. Soloist, Raymond Yost sang 'Through All The Changing Scenes of Life'. The honorary bearers were all of Karl's R.C.M.P. Confreres. The interment followed in the Garden of Memories at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jerry Meekma serving as the urn bearer.

GRMIDOLOV - Ivan Stefanov Grmidolov (November 22, 1942 - October 29, 2010) was born in Elena, Bulgaria, the son of Stefan and Roza Grmidolov. He began his life in Bulgaria, received his education in the country, and completed his mandatory military service. But Ivan always had his mind set on leaving the country and the communist government that controlled it. In 1964, Ivan escaped communism by crossing Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and making his way through the snows of the Alps. He emerged in Austria and stayed in an immigration camp until coming to Canada in 1965. Ivan met his wife Kathy in Toronto, Ontario and they later married in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1968. Soon after, Ivan and Kathy moved to Calgary where Ivan worked in construction. However, following a back injury while living in Calgary, Ivan received a Diploma in Social Work from Mount Royal College. He gained employment working as a Rehabilitation Counsellor with the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board for eight years with most of that time spent in the community of Grande Prairie. Following the birth of their son Steven, Kathy and Ivan returned to Saskatchewan settling first in Saskatoon, then coming to Yorkton. Ivan decided he would like to try his hand at a business career and purchased an Orange Julius franchise in Yorkton in 1986. He retired in 2001 and was self employed until he became ill. He passed away peacefully with Kathy by his side on Friday, October 29, 2010 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Ivan was very much loved and he will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. A Private Family Cremation Committal will follow at a later date.

GROMNISKY - John, beloved husband of Stella of Yorkton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at his home in Yorkton. He was 91 years of age. John Gromnisky was born on September 27, 1916 to Steve and Marie (Yacyshyn) Gromnisky of the Woodlight district, north of Sturgis, Saskatchewan. He was the third of ten children. John spent his younger days working on farms in the area. When World War II broke out he spent some time in the armed forces where he was stationed in Victoria. John married Stella Romanow on October 22, 1949. Soon afterwards they moved to Ormside where Stella taught school and John farmed and worked in the local lumber operations during the winter. In 1955 John and Stella moved to Hyas. John continued farming, spent some time as RM Councillor as well as being Mayor of Hyas from 1967 - 69. It was in Hyas that John took up the game of curling which he enjoyed very much. Being handy with a saw and hammer he found himself doing a bit of carpentry during his spare time. John and Stella took up residence in Yorkton in 1977. Travel to the farm became further so he sold the land to his nephew Gerald Gromnisky. John couldn't just sit around so he soon found himself working for Beaver Lumber and later Marchinski Lumber until he retired. They continued to live in their home in Yorkton where John enjoyed doing yard work, helping Stella with the greenhouse and gardening. John took great pride in setting up outdoor Christmas lights and decorations, the Gromnisky house at Christmas time was always a car stopper. John gave up the curling rock for a bowling ball, a sport he liked and excelled in, winning several awards. John also enjoyed playing canasta and having coffee with his many friends. John spent many days at their cabin at Good Spirit Lake, which he and Stella had built themselves. Many a 'serious' horseshoe game took place there. John's favorite holiday was the tour of Alaska they took in the summer of 1987. He was predeceased by his father Steve in 1971, his mother Marie in 1996, his brothers: Tony in 1944, Allan in 1997, Mike in 2006 and Laddie in infancy. John will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Stella; sisters: Lyla Smetanuik of Vancouver, Elsie Gordon of Vancouver, Isabel (Bill) Monea of Edmonton, Ann Sopel of Sturgis, Mary Guzik of Calgary, and Evelyn Davidson of Powell River BC; numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. A service of comfort was held on Monday evening, March 24, 2008 at Westview United Church in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 from Westview United Church with Faye Greer officiating. Organist, Shani Apland led members of the the Church Choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns How Great Thou Art, Amazing Grace, and Lord of the Dance. The recessional hymn We Shall Go Out With Hope of Resurrection was sung by the choir. The interment took place in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Elgin and Gerald Gromnisky, Aaron Chicilo, Jerrett and Colin Romanow and Dwayne Usselman serving as the casketbearers.

GROSETH - Lawrence, beloved husband of Iris Groseth of Dubuc passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2002 at the Regina General Hospital. he was 74 years of age. Lawrence Norman Groseth was born on August 23, 1927 at Scobey, Montana; a son of Lulu May (nee Norman) and Lawrence Eric Groseth. At an early age he moved to the Dubuc district of Saskatchewan with his parents. He began his education at the Spruce Dale School. During the 'dirty thirties' he lived with his grandmother Hilda Norman at Scobey. Upon his return to Dubuc he completed his education. On October 20, 1951 he was united in marriage to Iris Nicholson at Dubuc. Most of Lawrence's life was spent in the district, farming and raising his family with Iris, with the exception of a brief period of time that he spent in Winnipeg and Regina working as a mechanic. Lawrence was an avid reader and passed this love of reading and learning on to his grandchildren. For the past ten years Lawrence had been in declining health, the past few months had been especially difficult as he endured a lot of pain. He kept his dignity throughout his last days, he suffered in silence as he did not want to burden others with his pain. Predeceased by his parents and a sister Betty Lou in infancy, he is survived by his loving wife Iris; daughter Daphne of Dubuc and grandchildren: Joanne (Bruce), Brent (Chandra), and Ried; son Rodney of Regina and granddaughters Elizabeth and Lexa; his cherished dog Buffy; a brother Bob (Janet) Groseth of MacKenzie BC; a sister Gayla (Don) Bridgley of Keremeos BC; several nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre, highway 10 east in Yorkton. Rev. Susan Griffith of the United Church of Canada officiated. Three taped solo selections were played, 'Softly and Tenderly', 'In the Garden' and 'The Old Rugged Cross'. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew with Richard and Kelly Nicholson, Casper Rieger, Larry Anderson, Darrell Bell and Curtis Nagy serving as the casketbearers.

GUEST - Elizabeth Gladys (nee McCann) of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away on September 3, 2002 surrounded by her family. She was 98 years of age. Elizabeth Gladys Guest was born on August 5, 1904 at Tonkin, SK. She attended Shamrock school for eight years; then worked on various farms in the capacity of caregiver to numerous neighbours such as Mrs. Haney, and Mr. Baldwin. She was also midwife to Mrs. Minnie Kerr. A lifelong friendship developed with the birth of her son, Clifford and has remained true until today. On Sunday, September 1, 1935, Father Isadore Shalla united Gladys in marriage to John Oliver Guest at St. Gerard's Church in Yorkton. John was transferred to Drumheller in 1940 where they made their home until 1982. During that time they traveled to Arizona, Mexico, Guadeloupe, and Hawaii. Gladys was a very active member of St. Anthony's Church in Drumheller where she was a charter member of the CWL and remained an active member of St. Gerards parish in Yorkton. Gladys faith was always an important part of her life. While they had no children of their own they raised a foster child and thought of their pet dog Blackie as part of their family. Gladys was known to many neighbours as "Grandma Guest". At the age when most would be planning retirement; Gladys & John became caretakers of the Drumheller museum. In 1982 they returned to Yorkton. After John's death in 1984, Gladys moved to Queen Elizabeth Court. Due to failing health she moved to The Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Gladys will be long remembered for her pranks & witty sense of humour. Predeceased by her parents; Thomas McCann & Kathryn Fitzpatrick; her husband John Guest, sisters; Ellie Langton, Alice Schielke, Margaret Gehl, Tillie McCann, Sarah Irving & Jean McCann. Brothers; John, Ray, Joe, Pat, & Lance McCann. Gladys leaves to cherish her memory; brother; Dan McCann of Red Deer, AB, sister in law; Freda McCann of Yorkton, numerous nieces, nephews & a host of good friends. Prayer services were held on Friday evening, September 6, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Deacon Urban Kiernan as presider. Diana Hornung was the organist with Eleanor Loster as reader. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday morning, September 7, 2002 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant along with Deacon Urban Kiernan. Carla Ritter was the organist leading the choir and congregation in the Hymns. The readers were Murray Loster and Shirley Pierce with reflections of Glady's life given by Ed Langton. The Catholic Women's League members: Helen Hunt, Eileen Boryski, Ellen McKenzie, Theresa Tedeschi, Gladys Molnar, Mary Walsh, Kay Kuemper and Josephine Czakler served as an Honour Guard. The Cross Bearer was Greg Dubois with Chad Spikerman and Ryley Sherring serving as Altar Servers. The Honourary Bearers were: Mabel Laevens, Nellie Karpinski, Rose Gillis, Sarah Guest, Lil Lemky, Bernice Saretski, and Evelyn Dahl. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with: Lennie Loster, Peter Loster, Phil McCann, Ed Langton, Jim Langton and Jason Langton as Casket Bearers.

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HAACKE - Erma (nee Groff). The family of Erma Haacke announce her passing on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. She was 91 years of age. Erma May Haacke was born on May 28, 1919, the youngest daughter of Carolina (nee Gerger) and Joseph Groff. She attended Beaver and Crossroads Schools. After completing her education, Erma worked in the area until November 3, 1940 when she was united in marriage to Fred Haacke in Wynyard. During the war years, while Fred was serving overseas, Erma kept busy taking a course in Hairdressing and several business courses from I.C.U. She worked until January of 1946, when Fred was discharged and they moved back to Theodore. They farmed and worked in the Theodore area until retiring to Yorkton. Following Fred’s death in 2004, Erma remained in her own home until failing health required her to become a resident of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home where she resided in the Weber House for the last two years. Erma leaves two sons, Dennis and Les (Jean), as well as three grandchildren, Mark, Erin and Chris, who Erma always stayed in touch with, and held a very special place in her heart. Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

HALIREWICH - Mary (nee Maximuik), of Yorkton, widow of William Halirewich fell asleep peacefully in Jesus on January 29, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre with family members by her side at the age of 93 years.was born October 5, 1908 in Hlynycia Bukovina, Ukraine, the eldest child of Wasyl and Paraska (Popuik) Maximuik. She briefly attended school in Ukraine. In April 1928 immigration to Shell Valley, MB was sponsored by her uncle Nicholas Roshka. At the age of 19 years she left her family for Canada. After a 2 week visit at her uncle's, Mary obtained employment with the Volga's as a housekeeper in their country store at Shellmouth, MB. It was during this time that she met a young Ukrainian immigrant, William Halirewich. The couple were united in marriage on November 8, 1928 and settled in the Togo-Makaroff area. Together they established their homestead and raised their family. They farmed until 1968 when they retired to Yorkton where Mary resided until her hospitalization in December, 2001. In 1975 William and Mary returned to their homeland, Ukraine to visit with family. Mary enjoyed every aspect of farmlife and took great pleasure in gardening, sewing, cooking, crafting, fishing and raising her children. She taught her children numerous Ukrainian traditions and thus maintained her ties to her homeland. She especially looked forward to Christmas and Easter when all the family would be together to celebrate. She derived great joy in watching all her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow and proudly displayed all pictures given to her throughout her house. A dedicated parishioner of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Mary was also a members of the Ukrainian Women's Association and participated in making perogies and cabbage rolls and attended numerous social functions. Mary was predeceased by her parents, 2 brothers, Mike and Elia and a sister Dora, all of Ukraine; her husband William in 1989; an infant son Harry, a son John in 1962; son-in-law Frank Werbowetsky in 1995; a grandson David Halirewich in 1954 and a grandson David Werbowetsky in 1986. She leaves to cherish her memory her family, 2 sons, George (Eva) Halirewich of Togo and Mike (Dorothy) Halirewich of Roblin; 2 daughters, Pauline Werbowetsky of Roblin and Anne (Tony) Oucharek of Yorkton; 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. In Ukraine she is survived y a sister Alexandria; a brother Harry and several nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Friday, February 1st at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 2nd at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, William Kozey and members of Holy Transfiguration Choir led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Pamelia Halirewich and the banner bearers were Tammy Ganson and Diane Neault. Members of the Ukrainian Women's Association, Olena Pchilka Branch - Yorkton participated in an honour guard. The flag bearer was Lillian Prokopchuk and the candle bearers were Virginia Wereschuk and Vicky Stenka. All those in attendance were considered as honourary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorail Gardens with grandsons, Grant Halirewich, Loren Halirewich, Anthony Oucharek, Calvin Halirewich, Michael Halirewich and Donald Werbowetsky serving as the casket bearers. Granddaughter, Tammy Ganson paid tribute to her baba with a personalized poem. Words of appreciation were conveyed by grandson, Anthony Oucharek. Rest in peace, dear mother and baba!

HAMILTON - Robert. It is with great regret the family wishes to announce the sudden death of Robert Hamilton on Thursday, March 18th, 2010. Robert is the second child of the late Helen & Thomas Hamilton. He was born at 98 First Avenue North, Yorkton, Sask. on August 29th, 1949. He was united in marriage to Faye McLeod on November 29th, 1968. This marriage was blessed with two daughters, Roberta and Amanda and his son Thomas. Robert had many jobs including working at the post office and owning several businesses. He always said he was a "jack of all trades, master of none". He thoroughly enjoyed socializing with his many friends and would always lend a helping hand and offer advice. He leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory, his special friend Donna Stachura of Regina, his daughters, Roberta Hamilton, Amanda (Jordan) Howe and his son Thomas (Arlee) Hamilton, along with his seven grandchildren, Jayda, Sydney, Madilyn, Hanna, Austin, Emilee and Holly. He also leaves to mourn his sisters, Mabel Thompson and Debra (Bill) Fuhr, along with his brother Harry (Johanne) Hamilton, nephews and many lifelong friends. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, March 24th at St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Doug Craig officiating. The organist, Shani Apland led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Tributes were conveyed by daughter Roberta and granddaughter Jayda. Serving as honourary bearers were Bruce McIvor and Howard Hoffman. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Elroy Gehring, Rick Hamilton, Bruce Hamilton, Kelly Hamilton, Neil Didluck and Mark Westberg serving as the casket bearers.

HANCOCK - Minnie Albertha (nee Warren), resident of the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2001. She was 93 years of age. Minnie Albertha Hancock was born on July 19, 1907 at Perth, Ontario, a daughter of Howard and Jennie Warren. She moved west with her family at age five to Yorkton, Saskatchewan. She attended Simpson School and later obtained her teaching certificate. Minnie taught school in the Yorkton area until her marriage to Harold Hancock on November 3, 1939. The couple resided in Dunleath until 1968. Minnie enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking and was an active member of the Yorkton Ladies Aid. Her life was dedicated to raising her family. In later years she took great pleasure in having her grandchildren close to her. In November of 1998 she became a resident of the Anderson Lodge, where she had resided until her passing. Minnie was predeceased by her husband Harold; her parents Howard and Jenny Warren; her brothers, Harold, Russell and Roy (Roy was killed during active service on June 10, 1944 over France). Minnie leaves to mourn her passing her son Ken (Pat) Hancock of Arnes, Manitoba; her daughter, Betty (Don) King of Swift Current, SK; her grandchildren, Sean Hancock of Winnipeg, MB, Lesley Hancock of Calgary, AB, Teresa (Jeff) Gyug of Medicine Hat, AB and Darren King of Calgary, AB; one great-granddaughter Haley Gyug; three sisters-in-law, Georgie Warren of Castlegar, BC, Jessie Hancock of Yorkton, and Alice Warren of Shellbrook, SK. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 from Westview United Church in Yorkton. Rev. Faye Greer officiated. The organist, Marilyn Newell, led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace, Nearer My God to Thee and The Old Rugged Cross. The interment followed in the Garden of at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

HANCOCK - Richard "Dick", beloved husband of Doreen Hancock, passed peacefully away on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 72 years of age. Dad's evident courage was displayed with his 16-month battle with Cancer. He never gave up - his infinite love of life and family stayed true to the end. Dick was born December 21, 1929 to Herbert & Sarah Hancock, in Winnipeg, MB. Due to his father's illness his maternal grandparents in Douglas, MB, raised him. He attended the Douglas School until the age of 14, when due to the hardship on the farm he left and moved to Brandon to start learning the Plumbing Trade. In 1954, the family moved to Yorkton where he worked for Lang's Plumbing. In 1959 Dick purchased the business, which became Hancock Plumbing Ltd. In 1983, Dad semi-retired. Mom & Dad started to spend the winters in Phoenix, Arizona where they eventually purchased a winter residence. Phoenix has been their destination for the last 18 years. On May 14th, 1949, Richard was united in marriage to Doreen Dedrick. This union was blessed with three children. Brian, Janice & Nancy. Grandchildren: Sherri, Tyson, Kelly & Jilly. Great Grandchildren: Stewart, Scott, Tyler & Malcolm. Richard enjoyed being an active member of the Yorkton community. He was a Member of the Shriners, (DAD was the clown with the big red nose - he made wonderful balloon treats for the kids); participated in Rotary and was Past President of the Kiwanis. He spent many years on the Community & District Planning Committee. His interests and hobbies included Sports! Dad was a true sportsman at heart. In his younger years he enjoyed coaching in the minor sports leagues, played fastball, curling and skiing. He had huge interests in golfing, especially to win the almighty "dime" and in fishing where all bets were on to catch the ultimate "big" one! Gardening was a passion, especially those bountiful tomato plants. Dad also loved to shoot pool and play cards (with some sincerity!!!) and he spent many happy days holidaying with his family (Pioneer Camping!). After many years of (Mom calls it ardent camping!) they purchased a cottage at Madge Lake and spent many memorable summers with family and friends at "OUR PLACE" Above all, Dad will be remembered for his ability to "Take care of things", his perceptive knowledge on everything and anything. He always kept up with the daily news, not only locally - but also nationally and worldwide. Talk to Dad (Grampa) and you'll know what's going on! His family will always remember him, lovingly, as a man with a generous spirit and a willingness to impart his knowledge, and guidance without reserve. We will miss him dearly! Here on this earth, as a Husband, Dad, Grampa & Great-Grampa. "YOU DID US PROUD, and we will see you later, at that great big reunion in the sky! WE LOVE YOU". Dick leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Doreen, three children, Brian (Joy), Yorkton; Janice Sewell (Al Egan), Campbell River, B.C.; Nancy, Jasper, AB. Four Grandchildren, Sherri-Dawn (Wade), Prince George, B.C.; Tyson, Banff, AB; Kelly (Robin), Yorkton; Jillian (Alan), Fernie, B.C. Four Great-Grandchildren, Stewart, Scott, Tyler & Malcolm Lambert; his two sisters Barbara (Tony) Dellow and Peggy (Peter) Rooke both of Essex, England, as well as other family members including nieces and nephews. Dick was predeceased by his parents, Sister Shirley Pearce & Grandparents Francis & Martha Brown. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Don Milne & Rev. Faye Greer officiating. The organist, Shani Apland with members of the choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Those Hearts That We Have Treasured' and 'We Shall Go Out With Hope of Resurrection'. Soloist, Debbie Onslow-Kitzan sang 'Beyond the Sunset' and 'On Eagles Wings'. An Honour Guard and Masonic Rites were performed by members of the Yorkton Lodge # 12 AF & AM. A tribute and words of remembrance were given by Jerry Bulitz. Honourary Bearers were all those who shared in Richard's life. Interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Kelly Hancock, Tyson Sewell, Wade Lambert, Ron Blommaert, Randy LaBelle and Craig Dedrick serving as the casketbearers.

HANEY - Robert was the eldest son born to Gordon & Jean Haney on November 22, 1930 at Petlura, Manitoba. He received his education at Petlura and as a young man ventured east to Ontario to find work. He lived in Hudson and Atikokan for most of his life. During his working years Robert was a heavy duty mechanic. In the early ninety's Robert moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan, where he had since resided. In 1992 he met Mary Currah and the couple were wed in 1995. Robert passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a time of failing health. He was 78 years of age. Predeceased by his father Gordon and his mother Jean; sister Margaret Slobozian; brothers Lloyd, Harvey and Lawrence; sisters-in-law, Betty Haney and Doris Haney. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Mary of Yorkton; his children: Evelyn (Rick) Tinney; Alvin (Lydia) Haney; Sharon (Tom) Payton; Shanan (Laurie) Haney; Heather (Denis) Belanger; Teresa (Paul) Haney; and Kelly (Loretta) Haney; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also brothers Jim Haney; Victor (Brenda) Haney; and sisters Hazel (Don) Clunas; Gladys (Dennis) Wagner; and Gloria (Bill) Lungal. A brother-in-law, Bill Slobozian; and sisters-in-law: Jean Haney and Margie Haney; as well as the children of Mary and numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. A family visitation was held on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Bailey's Funeral Home. Cremation followed, with the funeral service on Thursday morning, April 2, 2009 at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Doug Craig of St. Andrew's United Church officiated. Tributes to Robert were given by sisters Gladys Wagner and Gloria Lungal. Organist, Amanda Buhler led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'In the Garden' and 'Amazing Grace'. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark with Rodney Haney serving as the urnbearer.

HARDYBALA - Katherine. It is with great sadness and sorrow the family announces the passing of our beloved mother, Baba, great Baba and dear friend Katherine Hardybala who passed away peacefully with her loving daughters by her side, Thursday, March 28, 2002 at the Anderson Lodge. Katherine was born May 21, 1903. She was predeceased by her husband Phillip, daughters Margaret and Mary, daughter-in-law Bev and cousin Peter Lis. Baba will be deeply missed and leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters and sons; Veronica, Sylvia (Martin), Peter, Stella, John (Stella), Fred, Paul and Helen as well as her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Baba, you will always be remembered in our hearts and thoughts forever and ever. The Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, April 5, 2002 at 10:00am from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Interment will follow at the Yorkton City Cemetery. Flowers declined, family and friends so wishing, may make donations in Katherine's memory to Anderson Lodge or to a charity of their choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

HARPER - Douglas Graeme was born on November 27, 1939 at Yorkton, Sask. A son of Burton and Mary (nee Byers) Harper. He attended school in Yorkton and then furthered his education by attending a technical school in Moose Jaw where he obtained his journeyman electrical papers. He worked as an electrical journeyman and supervisor in various capacities and locations throughout his career. His positions took him throughout Saskatchewan and Western Canada but he always called Lanigan his home. Doug loved being an electrician and shared fond memories of various jobs even after retiring in the early 90's. After retiring, Doug enjoyed spending time with family, cutting wood, fishing and spoiling his latest dog, Brutus. When Doug wasn't cutting wood and getting ready for winter, he loved his time at Fishing Lake. He shared countless summers with family, friends, and his dogs at the lake pursuing his passion, catching pickerel. When the wood box was full, Doug spent many hours on coffee row at Grandpa Sam's with 'sis'. He discussed world events with anyone who shared an interest. Some of his favourite topics included politics and…….. Doug had advice, nicknames and one-liners for everyone. He loved to chat and never lost that spice for life, even through his long battle with cancer and four years of chemo treatments. He fought hard, and we are very proud of the courage and strength he showed during this difficult time. Dad will always be missed. He was a good father and a wonderful Grandpa. We will think of him often and love him forever. Doug passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Humboldt. He was sixty-eight years of age. Predeceased by his parents Burton & Mary Harper. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Deanna of Lanigan; two sons, Burton Walton (Tracey) Harper and their children, Brooke and Amber of Saskatoon; and son, Elton Douglas (Sandy) Harper and their children, Gracie, Wyatt and Samuel of Saskatoon; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

HARPER - Keith Sargent. It is with great sadness, but with thanks for a life well lived that we announce the death of Keith on November 4, 2008. Keith Sargent Harper was born March 22, 1916 to Winnie (Nee Clark) and William Harper in Scott, Saskatchewan, third eldest of a family of four boys. The majority of his earlier years were spent in Kincaid, Saskatchewan where his father owned Harper’s Hardware and the family lived above the store. He attended Regina College and Institute of Technology and Arts in Calgary. Employment ensued in the automotive industry at Bowman Brothers and York Auto Supply in Regina. On October 9, 1943 Keith married Bernice (Bee) Barlow. The family moved to Yorkton in 1947 where Keith owned and managed the Yorkton branch of York Auto Supply. A successful and hard working businessman, Keith was also very committed to his community and gave willingly of his time and energy. Some of his involvements include: Pres. Of the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce, Pres. Of Anderson Lodge board, Life Member & Past Pres. Of Yorkton Kinsmen Club and Past District Secretary, Pres. of K40 Club, member of Yorkton Housing Corporation, member of Yorkton executive of Navy League of Canada, Sask., Chair of Marketing and Research Division of Canadian Automotive Wholesalers, executive member of the Yorkton Terrier Hockey Club, long time member of the Yorkton Rotary Club and St. Andrew’s United Church. A wonderfully gifted and humorous speaker, his annual speech presenting the Kinsmen of the Year Award was greatly anticipated. Keith retired at age sixty and after some travelling, he and Bee enjoyed many years as “snowbirds” in Palm Springs, California, and summers at their Crystal Lake cottage. They moved to the Bentley Retirement Community in 2002. Keith’s enthusiasm for his community continued after his retirement and he was a daily observer of local, provincial and national news with strong opinions regarding the same! An avid sports fan, hunter, curler and fisherman, annual fly-in fishing trips continued until his mid 80’s, firstly with his own friends, then with his son-in-law Gordon’s group where he was made to feel welcomed and valued. Keith and Bee cultivated a strong circle of friends and loved to entertain. Their social life was an active one. However, Keith was, above all, a man fiercely devoted to his family; supportive, encouraging, and leaving a legacy of love. In 2005, after several years of devoted care giving by Keith, Bee entered the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. After her death on April 9, 2008, Keith lost his zest for life and his own failing health entailed entering the same facility in September 2008. He was predeceased by his parents, his loving wife, Bee, his siblings and spouses: Marvin, Marriott (Edna), Bruce (Helen) and a daughter-in-law, Susan Harper. Keith will be deeply missed and remembered by his three children and their families: daughter, Pattee (Gordon) Flett of Yorkton, SK and their children: James of Calgary, AB, Susan (Syd) Furber of Yorkton, daughter Jill (Jim) Powell of Regina, SK and their children: Jeff of Regina, SK and Scott (Deanna Shanks) of Fairmont, BC; son Doug (Joan) Harper of Yorkton, SK and their children: Kari (Francis) Ostapovich, Ryan (Daniela Clement), Stacey (Bob) Sullivan of Calgary, AB, Erin Hunt of Saskatoon, SK and Sandi (Jeff) Weist of Kenville, MB; great grandchildren: Sean and Spencer Furber, Carson Ostapovich, Siobhan Sullivan, Rayne and Zenin Weist; sister–in–law Marge Barlow as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

HARPER - Mary G. (nee Byers), resident of the Central Parkland Lodge in Lanigan, widow of Burton Harper, passed away on Tuesday, April 24th 2001 at the Lanigan Hospital. She was 90 years of age. Mary was born in Yorkton on June 20, 1910, the only child of Douglas "Dunc" and Margaret Byers. Mary attended Simpson Public School and graduated from the Yorkton Collegiate Institute. Following the completion of high school, she attended business college in Saskatoon. She recieved her diploma in business administration and began working for Revenue Canada in Yorkton. On January 12, 1937 Mary wed Burton W. Harper. From this beloved wedlock was born their only child Douglas. Mary was active in the community for many years, teaching Sunday School at St. Andrew's United Church and working as a volunteer for Red Cross. Mary also was a member of the Pythian Sisters. After Burton's retirement in 1973, they spent many years enjoying their summers at Fishing Lake and winters in Arizona. Mary became the grandma to many at Fishing Lake with her kindness and love for children. Mary's Leisure time was spent crocheting, knitting, fishing and enjoying her family. After the passing of Burton in 1990, Mary continued making trips to Arizona, spending warm winters with friends. She continued the tradition of residing at Fishing Lake, becoming the grandma to many more children. Mary moved to a senior's unit in Lanigan in 1999 to be closer to her family. In the fall of 2000 she took up residence at Central Parkland Lodge until her peaceful passing on April 24th. Mary was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Burton. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Douglas (Deanna) of Lanigan; her grandchildren, Burton (Tracey) of Saskatoon and Elton (Sandy) and great-granddaughter Gracie of Saskatoon; and her cousin Urla Bridgen of Winnipeg. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, April 28, 2001 from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Faye Greer officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi, led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Soloist Lee McVey sang "In the Garden". The honorary bearers were Alice Fewster, John and Dorothy Zimmer, David and Sheila Thornton, Bob and Blondena Pilkey, Terry and Lana Bolt, Lena and Allan McLean, Bruce Smith and Bill Sully. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Neil deVries, Gregg Kirkness, Arliss Dellow, Curtis Krochak, Bruce Keith and Boyd Bailey serving as the casketbearers.

HARRIS - Violet May (nee Stronge) October 2, 1921 - January 26, 2011. Violet began her life on October 2, 1921, born in Colgate, Saskatchewan, the daughter of George and Louisa Stronge. Her youth was spent on the farm near Colgate and she attended the Colgate School. After completing her education, she remained in the area helping out on the family farm. Violet joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in July of 1942 at Regina and was stationed first in Yorkton and later in Prince Rupert, B.C. During the years she was stationed in Yorkton, Violet met a young man from Wales, named Emrys (better known as Welshie) Harris who was working at the Yorkton Airport in the early years of World War II. On August 2, 1944 Violet and Welshie were united in marriage in the Saltcoats United Church. Welshie and Violet lived most of their married lives in their wartime house on First Ave in Yorkton. Violet sold the house to her granddaughter, Connie, when she moved into Fisher Court in August 1997 and resided there until the fall of 2008 when her health failed and she was moved to the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Violet was a member of St. Andrews United Church and the United Church Women (U.C.W.). She was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion from 1970 to 2001. An avid gardener, Violet enjoyed not only sharing the fresh produce with family and friends, but freezing and canning those fresh vegetables as well. She also did a lot of crochet work and knitting for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as knitting toques for the newborn babies at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Violet will also be remembered for her wonderful baking, especially her favourite Christmas cake. Her grandchildren will remember the wonderful care packages that Gramma always sent home with them. Violet always had time to stop for a cup of tea when friends and family would stop by her home and always had a plate of cookies to serve visitors. Some of Violet’s other hobbies included reading, playing cards, playing T.V. Bingo, going to dances with Welshie and listening to music. Violet and Welshie also enjoyed travelling, especially a memorable trip with their daughter, Joan to England and Wales. Violet also went on a bus trip to Nashville and enjoyed visits to B.C. to visit her son and his family there. Violet was always very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for their many accomplishments in life. If one of her family members was out with her - she always made sure to introduce them to everyone in the room Violet was predeceased by one sister in infancy; a sister Florence, in youth; her father George; her mother, Louisa; her husband, Emrys; her sister-in-law, Edna (Gordon); her sister-in-law, Kaye (Bill); her brother, Bill; her sister-in-law, Irene (Elmer); and her brother Elmer. Violet loved her family and will be missed by her children, George (Sylvia) of Yorkton, Gordon (Jean) of Cranbrooke, B.C., Mary (Ken) of Yorkton and Joan (friend, Dennis) of Surrey, B.C.; her Grandchildren, Jason (Lori), Shawn (Karen), Kailyn, Wendy (Darcy), Connie (Doran), Malcolm (friend Amy); her Great-grandchildren: Brodie, Kadie, Brielle, Brooklyn, Adria, Karissa and Breen. Violet will also be missed by her brother, Gordon (Jean) of Weyburn, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

HARRISON - Allan Hugh, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Linda, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 2, 2002 at the age of 52 years 4 months and 8 days of age. Allan was born on April 24, 1950 in Maryfield, Saskatchewan where he grew up and attended school. Upon completion of school, Allan worked for Prairie Gas in Regina and transferred to several different locations until moving to Yorkton in 1976. During this time Allan met Linda Sweeting and they married on February 14, 1970. Allan and his family later opened their own family business called Harrison Hardware. Allan closed the store in 1993 to spend more time with his love of coaching for, or managing his sons' hockey teams. While coaching the Yorkton Mallers, Allan took the team to the Air Canada Cup in 1993 and won. Overall, Allan spent 26 years in Hockey, including being on the executive for the Yorkton Minor Sports Association and 18 of his 26 years highly involved with the Saskatchewan Hockey Association becoming Chairman of Minor. Allan also enjoyed driving bus for Engelheim Charter Bus and until his passing drove bus for Yorkton City Transit. He loved to spend time with his wife and children at the lake, playing golf, hockey, and trap shooting, as well as quiet times with his flowers and a cold beer. He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents: Norman & Gail, his wife of 32 years, Linda, his sons: Michael of Yorkton and friend Sharon Thorsrud of Prince Albert, Dallas (Sherry) of Norquay, Bradley of Frankfurt, Germany and fiance Jennifer Zaporosky of Wadena. Sisters: Norma Gay (Kurt) Selke of Lethbridge and Louise (Alfred) Lee of Estevan as well as many brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and friends. Allan will also be greatly missed by his special friends on his daily bus route and the hockey community. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, September 9, 2002 from the Yorkton Agriplex with Terry Tompkins officiating. The ushers were Mark Nelson, Ryan Decker, Sean Weir and Greg Dubois. Tributes and words of remembrance were given by Al Hubbs, President of the S.H.A., Lee Rusnak, Ian and Jason Gordon. The 1993 Air Canada Cup Championship Team, Saskatchewan Hockey Association Members and the Yorkton Minor Sports Association Members were Honourary Bearers. Allan's sons: Michael, Dallas and Bradley served as urn bearers.

HARRISON - Leonard, resident of the Bentley Manor in Yorkton, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 85 years of age. Leonard was born at Wiseton on September 8, 1917 and received part of his early schooling in Hanley, Dundurn and Wiseton districts, but primarily at Selkirk School, north of Quill Lake. He then took up farming on the family farm and purchased his first quarter of land in 1939. In 1941 Leonard joined the Army, receiving basic training in Regina. He was transferred to the King's Own Rifles of Canada regiment stationed in Moose Jaw. In the spring of 1942 he was transferred to the 28th Canadian Armored Regiment (B.C.R.) at Debert, N.S. which went overseas in August 1942. Leonard's first two years of overseas service were spent in England and a third year in Europe, serving in the France-Germany campaign as an ammunition truck driver. During his service in England Leonard was a member of a special Guard of Honor for King George VI. For his service in World War II Leonard was awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, the Battle of Britain 1939-45 Star medal, the Defense medal, the War Medal and the France and Germany Star medal. Leonard returned to Canada in 1945 and resumed farming on the home farm with his brother Clarence. He retired in 1978 to reside in Yorkton. Len did a lot of traveling from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland and through almost every state in the U.S.A. including Hawaii and Alaska. He also traveled to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji Island and back over to England, Scotland and Western Europe, crossing the English Channel the last time by Hydrofoil. Len enjoyed his times camping and fishing with his brother Clarence and family. It was a sad day for him when he had to sell his truck and fifth wheel camper. Leonard was first treasurer for the Selkirk Curling Club for many years. He was also the treasurer for the Yorkton Retired Citizen's Club at St. Gerrards for six years, and spent many happy hours playing cards with friends at the Club as well as at his apartment building. It was also his great pleasure to drive his friends and acquaintances to their various appointments around the city. He leaves to cherish his memory, his nieces Ivy (Steve) Schedlosky of Saskatoon, Ruby Dietrich of Regina, nephews Bill (Gerry) of Yorkton, Richard (Ardith) Harrison of Regina, sister-in-law Edith Harrison of Regina and numerous great nieces and nephews. Leonard will be sadly missed by his family and many friends in the Yorkton and Quill Lake areas. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, November 29, 2002 from Westview United Church in Yorkton with rev. Faye Greer officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi, led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Alexander Ross Branch #77 gave the Legion Tribute Service. The Sgt-at-arms was Mike Bidnock, the Padre was Rev. Don Milne, John Miller was the Bugler, and Andy Juba, Fred Fenske, John Zaretski and Wally Austman were the color party. Audra Harrison read the poen entitled ‘How True?’ Urnbearers were Bill Harrison and Richard Harrison. The interment service was held on Saturday, November 30, 2002 at the family plot in the Quill Lake Cemetery.

HARRISON - Michael Allan was born on July 14, 1970 in Tisdale, Saskatchewan. A son of Allan and Linda (nee Sweeting) Harrison. Michael grew up in Yorkton and attended school at Fairview, Yorkdale and the Yorkton Regional High School. He later attended SIAST in Meadow Lake where he received his certificate in Heavy Equipment Mechanics. Michael worked in various places as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and Professional Transport Operator. He worked with Potzus Construction of Yorkton, Wardale Equipment, Kramer Equipment and Wheat City Metals in Regina, Yanke Group of Companies in Saskatoon and recently with McDonald Metals Inc. in Prince Albert. Michael spent countless hours in hockey arenas with his family and was involved with the International Goaltender School. He had a keen interest in following hockey stats and knew them to perfection. Being able to share his love of hockey with his nephews was very special for him. Michael was passionate about golf, hockey, travel, spending time with his nephews and nieces, enjoyed playing and listening to music and also watching movies with Sharon. He had culinary interests in cooking and experiencing ethnic cuisines. Spending time at the lake with family and friends was one of his favorite getaways. He also enjoyed a cool MGD, especially with friends and a nice drink of scotch, now and again. Mike will always be remembered for his zest for life, his love and loyalty to family and friends. For his patience and how he always put others before himself and for the strong, gentle, quiet giant that he was. Michael passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 6, 2008 in Prince Albert. Predeceased by his father Allan in 2002. Michael leaves to cherish his memory, life partner Sharon Thorsrud of Prince Albert; his mother Linda of Yorkton; two brothers: Dallas (Sherry) and their son Brody of Canora, SK; Bradley (Jennifer) and their son Blake of Mississauga, ON. and his grandparents, Norman and Gail Harrison of Maryfield, SK. Michael is also lovingly remembered by Sharon’s family: her parents, Lorraine and Bjorn Thorsrud of Yorkton; sisters: Julianne (Neil) Thom of Yorkton and their children Sarah, Kristian and Michael; Karen (Walter) Thorsrud/Raponi and their children Julian and Isabella of Edmonton, AB; and numerous relatives and special friends.

HARVEY-KREPAKEVICH - Linda Louise (nee Harvey), wife of Duane of Yorkton passed away on Thursday, Linda was born on May 7, 1960 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan, a daughter to Jack and Roberta Harvey. Linda grew up on the family farm and attended Loyal, Dunleath, Yorkton Composite and Yorkton Regional High Schools. Linda received a Certificate in Hairdressing in Yorkton, starting a career that she remained passionate for throughout her life. She began working at the City Beauty Parlour before she started her own business, The Hair Care Den. Linda was united in marriage to Duane Krepakevich on April 29th, 1995. Linda always had many interests and participated in many activities. She was a member of the 4-H Beef Club. Enjoyed helping with activities and duties in her church and later helping with cancer fundraising. Linda also loved time for reading, walking and travelling. Linda enjoyed special trips and experienced everything she could when given the opportunity, whether it be bungee jumping in New Zealand or swimming with stingrays in the Caribbean. Linda will be remembered for so much more; her special smile that she shared, her determination and energy, her listening ear and always thinking of others before herself. Family was very important to Linda. Everyone's children were her's, especially her niece and nephews. Linda was predeceased by her father, Jack Harvey on August 2nd, 1986, her grandparents, William & Barbara Harvey and Robert & Edith Laidlaw. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, her husband Duane of Yorkton, Her mother, Roberta of Yorkton, two sisters and their families, Shirley (Mervin) Guy of Jedburgh and their two sons, Keith (Lisa) Guy of Jedburgh and Kevin Guy of Vegreville, AB; sister, Jacqueline Faye Harvey and her daughter Tracey Rowley of Yorkton; as well as many cousins, relatives and special friends. A service in celebration of Linda's life was held on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Doug Craig officiating. The processional music was 'Angels Among Us' by Alabama. The organist, Carla Laycock with members of St. Andrew's choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Amazing Grace' and 'Fight the Good Fight'. Niece, Tracey Rawley sang a solo, 'Jesus Loves Me' accompanied by pianist, Ruth McPhee. Pastor Steve Rosluk of First Baptist Church read a letter from Linda and a poem by Nancy Gardiner. Gene Krepakevich gave a eulogy and words of remembrance. Piper, Sheila MacDonald played the recessional. Linda's niece, Tracy and nephews, Keith & Kevin served as the urnbearers. Honourary Bearers were Bonnie Kereluk, Shirley Skihar, Wendy Neibrandt, Barb Pohozoff, Linda Blommaert, Shirley Propp, Shelley Arvay, Judy McKay and everyone that shared in Linda's life. Interment will follow in the Garden of Gethsemene in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

HEINTZ - Joseph Heintz, beloved husband of the late Vera Heintz passed away peacefully at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the age of 85. Joe was born on December 13, 1924 in Nove Sove, Yugoslavia, the only son of Michael and Anna Heintz. They came to Canada in 1929 and settled in Yorkton. Joe joined the Navy and served in the Second World War on the HMCS Pettigrew. Following the war he moved to Chicago where he studied Garment Design and returned to Yorkton to work with his dad Mike, at M. Heintz and Son Tailor Shop. Joe and Vera were married on May 18, 1949 and in 1954, their daughter Debbie was born. Following the retirement of Joe's Dad from the tailor shop, Joe and Vera worked together until their retirement in 1984. Joe enjoyed curling, was an avid golfer and bridge player. He and Vera spent many long hours in their spectacular yard. For relaxation in the evenings, you could find him in the basement putting together complicated jig saw puzzles. His grandchildren were a great source of pride and he enjoyed spending time with them. He will be fondly remembered for his witty sense of humor. Predeceased by his loving wife Vera, his parents Mike and Anna, brothers-in-law Rheinhold, Clifford and Ernie Peppler, Gerald Grunert and sisters-in-law, Ella Grunert (Peppler) and Terry McLeod (Peppler). He leaves to cherish his memory: his daughter Debbie of Regina, grandson Jamie (Kristin) Perzan of Regina, grand daughter Tara (Todd) Leurer of Regina, sister Ann Ward of Yorkton, son-in-law Roger Perzan of Regina, sisters-in-law Gerry Peppler of Yorkton, Emily Peppler of Rhein, brothers-in-law: Gerald (Bev) Peppler of Barrie, On, Ken McLeod of Stonewall, Man, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and his beloved grand-dog Dooney. The funeral service was held on Friday, April 16, 2010 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating, family friend Gary Fletcher gave the eulogy. Organist, Amanda Buhler led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew with Jamie Perzan, Craig Grunert, Curtis Grunert, Trent Peppler, Bruce Peppler and Terry Pepper serving as the casketbearers.

HENNING - Hertha (nee Wegendt), beloved wife of John Henning of Yorkton passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2001. She was 80 years of age. Hertha Dora Henning was the youngest and last surviving of eight children born to Katharina (nee Dueck) and Martin Wegendt. She was born on September 15, 1921 in Weidenbach, Romania and immigrated to Canada in 1954. On May 8th 1954 she was united in marriage to John Henning at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton. The couple had resided here since. Hertha leaves to celebrate her life: her loving husband John; daughter Helga (Paul) Struthers of Naniamo, BC, and their children Ingrid (18), Stephen (17), Daniel (12) and Simon (10); son John (Kathleen) Henning of Calgary and their children Katrina (7) and Nathan (4); daughter Helene (Fred) Henning-Hill of Regina and their children James (6) and Piers (4). Hertha loved to help those less fortunate. In her earlier years she was an avid cross-stitcher and knitter. Her grandchildren proudly modelled her creative works. She was a keen gardener and she loved to pick berries. Hertha was always active. She loved to bike in the summer and cross-country ski in the winter. She was a strong woman who survived cancer only to be taken from her family by Alzheimers. Her family is comforted knowing she died peacefully and is with her Lord. Hertha had been a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home for the past number of months. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium. The funeral service was held on Thursday, November 22, 2001 from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fred Schneider officiating. The organist, Judy Berg led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns Now Thank We All Our God, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, and A Mighty Fortress is Our God. Family participation in the service included John Jr. offerings thanks to those who attended, Helene gave the eulogy and Helga read scripture as well as being the urnbearer. The interment will follow at a later date.

HEPBURN - William, of Yorkton, beloved husband of the late Doris passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 83 years of age. William was born on the farm North West of Yorkton on April 18, 1919 a son of William and Jessie Hepburn (nee Drever). William grew up on the farm and attended Reaman and St. Magnus schools. As a young man he worked with an uncle on railway construction in Manitoba and later as a miner with International Nickle in Sudbury during World War II. On September 5, 1947 William married Doris Gilbert at St. Andrews United Church. Doris and William lived on Roslyn Avenue in Yorkton. William was employed for 37 years with Western Grocers of Yorkton. Together Doris and William raised three sons Stuart, Donald and John (Jack). William and Doris were active members of St. Andrews United Church. Following Bill's retirement he spent many hours assisting in the restoration work of the Orkney church and school. He was an active member of the Orkney Historical Society as well as the Yorkton Scottish Society. Bill was predeceased by his son Stuart (1969); his parents William and Jessie; his wife Doris and his brother Bert. He leaves to cherish his memory his sons Donald (Arlene) and Jack (Janice) of Cochrane Alberta; his sisters Jessie Hancock, Margaret Sherwin and Mary (Jack) Wilson of Yorkton as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, April 21, 2003 from St. Andrew's United Church Yorkton with Rev. Adele Compton officiating. Shani Apland was the organist leading the Choir and congregation in the Hymns. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bruce and David Wilson, Gerald Konkel, Keith and Jeff Sherwin and Alvin McFadyen serving as Casket Bearers.

HEPP - George Joseph was born on April 24th, 1929 in the Bruno district of Saskatchewan to Anthony and Julianne (nee Schneider) Hepp. After leaving school George worked with his father on the family farm. Later he became a grain buyer at Margo, SK. George married Carol Lindgren on October 14th, 1957 and they lived in Saskatoon, SK, where Quaker Oats Mill employed him until it's closure. The family relocated to Thompson, MB, in 1963 and resided there until George retired from Inco (refinery) and Carol retired from Wal-Mart in 2003, when they moved to Yorkton, SK. George loved to golf, was an avid gardener and always available as a handyman to his family and friends. His favourite place to vacation was Hawaii, where he and Carol enjoyed many good times on their annual vacations. George passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at the age of 78, in Saskatoon, SK. George will be lovingly remembered by his wife Carol, four children and adopted daughter. Kim (Dawn), Kevin (Val), Tammy (Kevin Taylor), Kurt (Carmen) and Anne (Blair Alderson) all of Thompson, MB. George loved spending time with his grandchildren and was proud of all their accomplishments. Rachelle (Nicholas), Andrea (Eddie), Crystal, Chantel, Tara, Jared, Breanne, Cassidy, Tanner, Caylin, Reanna and great grandchildren, Cheyenne, Bradley, Kylie and Eddie Jr. George also leaves to mourn his sisters and brother; Julia Frosse, Middle Lake, SK, Sr. Edwina, St. Elizabeth's Convent, Humboldt, SK, Anton Hepp (Sylvia), Port Alberni, BC, Rosella Verlangen, Saskatoon, SK, Sylvia (Albert Kennedy), Parksville, BC, Rita (Joe Whelan), North Battleford, SK, sister-in-laws; Pauline Hepp, Saskatoon, SK, Ivy (Ernie Sasyniuck), Yorkton, SK, Shirley Lindgren, Prince Albert, SK, brother-in-laws; Edmund Lindgren, Yorkton, SK, Lew Lindgren (Joanne), Buchanan, SK and numerous nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his parents Anton and Julianna Hepp, his sisters Mary, Veronica, Sr. Laurentcia, and babies Eva (13 mo. and 3 yrs.), his brother Frank, mother and father-in-law, Dorothy and Elis Lindgren, brother-in-laws, Allen Lindgren, Joe Verlangen, Joe Froess, Jim Meszarous and John Krauss. The funeral service was held on Friday, March 28, 2008 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. Rev. Doug Craig officiated. The organist, Shani Apland led members of the Church Choir in the singing of the hymn 'Just A Closer Walk With Thee'. Soloist, Dawn Hepp sang 'God on the Mountain', and niece, Anita Verlangen sang 'Amazing Grace'. A tribute was given by Terry Murray. Honorary bearers were Lew and Edmund Lindgren, Ernie Sasyniuk, Terry Murray, Murray Pappin, Jerry Ernest, Dale Murray, Merle Fassett, Bob McLean and Kim Nelson. The interment followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jared Hepp serving as the urnbearer. A reception followed at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre.

HESHKA - Ernie Heshka, beloved husband of Pat Heshka of Yorkton passed away suddenly on Monday, June 10, 2013. He was 65 years of age. Ernie will be remembered as a dedicated and respected school teacher, having taught briefly in Fort Frances, Ontario before moving to Yorkton in 1971 where he taught at St. Joseph's College and then Sacred Heart High School, retiring in 2000. Ernie spent the last twenty years teaching computer programming classes as well. He was united in marriage to Pat Owen on August 3, 1973. Ernie also farmed in the Gorlitz district, and had specialized in growing spices such as dill, coriander & caraway. Ernie was predeceased by his father George in 2005, his mother Helen in 2012, and an infant brother Gordon. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Pat; brothers Gene (Iris) and Terry; nieces: Sheana (Geoff) Green and their children Colton & Brodin; and Michelle. Nephews: Scott (Donna) and their son Sasha; and Mark (Dana) and their daughter Sierra; as well as numerous other relatives and his many friends. Prayers will be held on Friday evening, June 14th at 7:00 p.m. from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The interment will follow in the Garden of St. John.

HICKIE - Herbert Harold Henry, resident of Yorkton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 70 years of age. Herbert Harold Henry Hickie was born in Loon Lake, Sask on October 28, 1939; a son to Michael and Katherine (nee Novak) Hickie. At the age of five, Herbert's family moved to a homestead at Waldron. As this was during the war, there were numerous flights of aircraft over the farm as air crew trained for the war. Dad was fascinated by this, and it seemed to have sparked an interest in the world that lay beyond the farm. As soon as he could, he joined the Navy, which took him overseas to Japan, Hong Kong and Hawaii. These were some of Dad's fondest memories. After about five years with the Navy, he transferred to the Air Force where he met Stella Fundytus. They married, and in raising a family, Dad shifted gears to focus on a career in the natural resources sector. This was a natural fit for Dad as his love of nature and watching things grow was evident at a very young age. He worked as a forester in Northern Saskatchewan, spending hours walking in the forest, enjoying what nature had to offer. Some more happy times were spent camping and fishing. Dad truly loved the outdoors. In his retirement, Dad moved back to his home area of Waldron, later moving to Yorkton, where he met Connie Molnar, his loving companion for the last eleven years. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Katherine (nee Novak) Hickie and two sisters Loretta Peace-Middlemiss and Lillian Molnar. Herbert leaves to cherish his memory his loving companion, Connie Molnar of Yorkton, his two children and their families; Darryl (Charlene) Hickie and their two daughters Alyssa and Mackenzie of Prince Albert, SK; and Corinne (Bob) Kirkpatrick and their three daughters Stephanie, Katherine and Mary of Saskatoon, SK; three brothers, John (Bernadette) of Regina, SK, George (Mary) of Melville, SK and Ed (Gail) of Waldron, SK and one sister Ruth Molnar of Yorkton, SK.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Prayer Vigil Service was held on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 from St. Gerard's Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. The Lectors were Stephanie Kirkpatrick and Alyssa & Mackenzie Hickie, the Giftbearers were Katherine & Mary Kirkpatrick, and the crossbearer was Christian Flaman. Organist, Katherine Flaman led members of the Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place in the Garden of Gethsemene at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bob Kirkpatrick, Douglas & Gordon Molnar, and Jim, Sam and Chris Hickie serving as the casketbearers.

HILDEBRANDT - Alwina (nee Remus), of Yorkton, formerly of Langenburg, passed away peacefully at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home on March 7, 2007, at the age of 87 years. Alwina was born on February 25, 1920, to Carl and Amelia (nee Schmidt) Remus. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Her education was received at Karlsruhe School. On November 4, 1941, she was united in marriage to Herbert Hildebrandt. They were blessed with two sons, Glenwood and Roy. The first 3 years of marriage Herb was in the army. When he returned they made their home on a farm south of Churchbridge before moving to a farm south of Langenburg where they resided for 11 years. The next 3 years were spent on a farm near the valley east of Marchwell. They moved back to a farm south of Langenburg where they resided for 15 years. In 1975 they retired to Langenburg. Herb passed away in February, 1982, and Alwina remained in her home until 1985. At that time she married Dymtro Derow and moved to Yorkton, where she resided until moving to Fisher Court in November, 2003. In October, 2006, Alwina was admitted to the Yorkton Regional Hospital and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She moved to the Yorkton & District Nursing Home in January 2007.Her favourite pastimes included craft work, various forms of painting, gardening, traveling in earlier years, dancing, bowling, playing cards, especially bridge and schafskopf. While in Langenburg she was a member of E.U.K. Homemakers, member of the Order of Royal Purple, and life member of the Lutheran Church. In Yorkton she was an active member of the bowling league, the Yorkton Legion, New Horizon Seniors Club, and the Christian Women's Group. She leaves to mourn her passing, son Glenn (Judy) of Yorkton, grandchildren Jason Hildebrandt and family of Okotoks, Ab., Robin Hildebrandt and family of Calgary, Ab., Darian Hildebrandt of Red Deer, Ab.; Troy McNabb; 4 great- grandchildren, Jadon, Caitlin, Justin Hildebrandt of Okotoks, and Cole Hildebrandt of Calgary; sister Viola Welke, and numerous nieces and nephews. Alwina was predeceased by her first husband Herb (1982), second husband Dymtro (1998), son Roy (1996), father Carl (1957), mother Amilia (1947), sisters Minnie (infancy), Alma (1915), Olga (1989), Lily (2004), brothers Paul (infancy), Ewald (1960), Gus (1995), Art (1998). A Service of Comfort was held on Sunday, March 11th at the Fisher Court Lounge with Pastor Fred Schneider of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating and Carla Laycock serving as organist. The funeral service was held on Monday, March 12th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Langenburg with Pastor Michael Bergman officiating. The organist, Maxine Werle led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "Softly and Tenderly", "Amazing Grace" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee". Robin Hildebrandt read the scripture lessons. The eulogy was conveyed by Linden Dressler. Serving as ushers were Harold Yeske and Richard Nabe. "All people attending who knew and loved Alwina" were considered honorary pallbearers. The interment followed in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery with Darian Hildebrandt, Robin Hildebrandt, Larry Severin, Ernest Mitterhuber, Bud Reid and Linden Dressler serving as the pallbearers.

HIPPSLEY - Allen Clayton passed away peacefully with his family at his side, on Friday February 13th, 2009 at Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats. He was 88 years old. Allen was born in Yorkton on December 16th, 1920 to Albert and Edith (nee Allen) Hippsley. He attended Simpson School under the supervision of Principal Ernie Crosswaithe. In those days, the boys and girls had separate entrances into the school that they were required to line up in front of each morning. Once the doors were opened the children were allowed into the school, marching to the music of Allen playing the piano. Allen always spoke fondly of his time at Simpson School where he loved to play hockey and baseball and get into mischief with his brothers! Despite the fact that there were 9 children in his family and very little money to spare, Allen was fortunate to take piano lessons from Tom Berry for many years. As a young teen-ager he began his career playing for dances when he joined up with Rex Goulden, Bill Buchken and his brother Roy. For many years their orchestra was kept busy playing for dances at Armstrong, Dunleath, Tupper and Eden schools as well as many other places through out the district. In 1939 Allen enlisted in the Army, becoming a member of the Calgary Regiment (Tanks) and was initially sent to Camp Dundurn and later to various camps in Ontario. Because of his musical ability, Allen was taught to decipher Morse code. Through out his time in training camps, he and other musically inclined soldiers formed a dance band. They were kept busy entertaining the troops in the area until they were ready to be sent overseas. Allen saw action in Sicily, Italy, Germany, Holland and Belguim. He was very proud to have served in the Army but he kept the horrible memories to himself. Instead, his family would hear stories about the wonderful families that he met overseas. He loved to tell his children stories of how he "tickled the ivories" in countless pubs across Europe. Since entertainment was scarce in those days the pub owners kept him supplied with free drinks provided he would just keep on playing! One of Allen's special memories of the war was when he played the beautiful white grand piano that belonged to Italy's Prime Minister, Benito Mussolini after he was overthrown by revolt in 1943. Following the war, Allen returned home to live with his parents and brothers on the farm located in the Dunleath area. He worked for contractors Ted and Pete Hoyland of Rosetown breaking land with a caterpiller. During this time he continued to play piano for countless dances with his original orchestra. In subsequent years the members of the orchestra changed but Allen kept on playing the piano. Many people still recall dancing to the wonderful music of the Art Gellert Orchestra that included Allen along with Art Gellert, Bruce Trembly and Nelson Waldner. That orchestra performed together for many many years. In the early 1950's Allen began working with Massey Ferguson. In 1962 Allen started working at Brown Brothers selling parts for Massey Harris farm implements. It was the beginning of a wonderful working relationship whereby he respected and worked hard for Gordon and Roy Brown, and they in turn trusted and respected Allen. Allen was a dedicated and loyal employee. As the Manager of the Parts Department, he developed the incredible ability of memorizing every number of every possible implement part. To this day there are still local farmers that remember Allen's amazing memorising talent and continue to marvel at his ability of knowing just how many of each that were in stock at any given time! Allen retired in 1985 when he reached the age of 65. In 1953 Allen met and fell in love with Evelyn Kaping at a dance in Springside. They were united in marriage at St. Paul Lutheran Church on May 25, 1954. Evelyn and Allen's union was blessed with four children. He was a dedicated and loving husband and father. He honored and adored his wife. Allen was a true gentleman that lived his life as an example to his children. He had a wonderful disposition that kept a smile on his lips and a twinkle in his eye. In 2000, Allen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. He lost his wife of almost 50 years to cancer in April 2004. Following Evelyn's death he went to live with his oldest daughter Deb and her husband Doug Wilkinson. As the disease progressed it eventually became necessary to enter into long term care. On July 2nd 2008, Allen became a resident of Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats. Allen leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, his children Deb (Doug) Wilkinson of Yorkton, Al (Chrissy) Hippsley of White Rock B.C. Mitch (Geraldine) Hippsley of Yorkton, and Kris Dean of Yorkton. His grandchildren, Melissa (Allan) Holman of Moosomin, Sk. Chelsea (Dustin) Shingoose of Yorkton, Chad (Liezel) Hippsley of Surrey, B.C. Josh Hippsley of Alida, Britanny (Dave) Burchill of Calgary, Alberta, Carly Hippsley of Toronto , Macy Hippsley of Yorkton, Alexa Hippsley of Yorkton, Linzi Dean of Yorkton. Great Grandchildren, Halle and Kaelem Shingoose of Yorkton, Luke Holman of Moosomin and Kyanni and Logan Hippsley of White Rock B.C. as well as his sister Edith Off of Regina. Allen was predeceased by his loving wife Evelyn (2004), parents Albert (1965) and Edith (1973) sister, Mae (1921) brothers, Gordon (1961) Roy (1974) Bert (1984) Art (1986) Dave (1991) and Cliff (2003) A service of comfort was held on Tuesday evening, February 17, 2009 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. The organist was Jolene Cherland leading the congregation in the Hymns: "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "Beyond the Sunset". Tributes of Allen's life were given by his children: Deb Wilkinson, Al Hippsley and grandchildren Chelsea Shingoose and Carly Hippsley. The Funeral service was held on Wednesday afternooon February 18, 2009 from St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. The organists were Judy Berg and Jolene Cherland. The soloist was Norm Graff. Mitch Hippsley gave the tribute in honour of his dad. The Legion Burial Rite was conducted by members of the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Ross Branch # 77 with Seargeant-At-Arms Peter Wyatt, Words of Remembrance, Last Post and Reveille by John Miiller with Andy Juba, George Arnold, Larry Hamiilton and Russell Bischop serving as Colour Party. At the conclusion of the funeral the closing song was "PIano Man" by Billy Joel. Al, Mitch, Chad, Josh Hippsley, Doug Wilkinson and Dustin Shingoose served as Casket Bearers. The interment took place on Thursday morning February 19 in the Garden of Memories Yorkton Memoral Gardens with Deb Wilkinson serving as Urn Bearer.

HOELKE - Annie (nee Hudye), of Yorkton passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at the age of 96 years. Annie was born on May 16, 1910 at Canora, Saskatchewan, daughter of Nicholas and Anelia (nee Kowalchuk) Hudye. She attended Verdant Valley School and following her education ran a grocery store in Veregin. On June 17, 1945 Annie was united in marriage to Eric Hoelke in Ontario. The couple resided in South Porcupine, Ontario. Annie continued working with clothing in Ontario and also helped Eric in the monument business. In 1977 Eric and Annie moved to Saskatchewan to enjoy their retirement. Annie became a resident of Yorkton & District Nursing Home on December 1, 1997. Predeceased by her parents Nicholas & Anelia Hudye; husband Eric in 2001; brothers Joseph and Nick; brothers-in-law Bill McCulloch, Selner Tollefson and Peter Baron; sisters-in-law Anne Hudye and Emily Hudye and several nieces and nephews; Annie is survived by sisters, Pauline McCulloch, Dorothy (Russell) Attwool, Margaret Tollefson, Victoria Baron, Mary (Victor) Marchinko; sister-in-law Ann Hudye; brothers Peter Hudye, Mike (Lena) Hudye, Paul (Pauline) Hudye and Frank (Hope) Hudy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Sunday, December 3rd at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, December 4th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko, as the Celebrant. The cantor, Ed Pindus assisted by parish choir members led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Victor Marchinko and the epistle reader was Victoria Baron. The interment followed in the Riverview Cemetery in Kamsack with Peter Hudye, Mike Hudye, Paul Hudye, Frank Hudy, Chris Senkow and Dennis Hudye serving as the casket bearers.

HOELKE - Eric, beloved husband of Annie Hoelke (nee Hudye) passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home at the age of 85 years. Eric was born on June 7, 1915, son of Julius and Emma Hoelke. He received his education in Ontario. Following his education he worked at Hollinger Gold Mine before securing a position as a Cemetery Caretaker in South Porcupine, Ontario. On June 17, 1945 Eric was united in marriage to Annie Hudy in Ontario. In 1977 Eric and Annie moved to Saskatchewan to enjoy their retirement. On November 27, 1997 Eric became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Predeceased by his parents; sisters Rose Haley and Gertrude Pauline and brothers Edward and Herbert Hoelke, Eric is survived by his wife Annie of Yorkton; sisters Ada Fischer and Ileen Mackay, and brothers Arnold and Harry Hoelke, all in Ontario. Prayer services were held on Friday, May 25 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, May 26 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Victor Marchinko. The interment followed in Catholic Section of Riverview Cemetery at Kamsack with Mike Hudye, Paul Hudye, Frank Hudy, Greg Hudye, Albert Hudye and Dennis Hudye serving as the casket bearers.

HOLITSKI - Ionne Joyce (nee Tide), the loving wife of John Holitzki went home to her Saviour peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2007 following a lengthy but courageous battle with emphysema and cancer. Ionne was 72 years of age. Ionne was born on December 3, 1934 in the town of Killaly, Saskatchewan to Alfred and Mary Tide. She was baptized in Grayson and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Melville. She received her education at Killaly School and returned to the family farm until her marriage to John on February 17, 1955. The happy couple moved to Melville, where they lived, worked and started their family. They had two daughters, Cheryl and Carol. Ionne and John relocated to Yorkton with their daughters in 1962 where Ionne took employment at the Metropolitan Store where she managed the grill, and later worked at Woolworth’s until it closed in the late 1970’s. After the store closed, Ionne chose to remain home and pursue her passion for gardening. In 1973, she and John purchased a new residence where she continued to display her passion for growing beautiful flowers and expanded into perennials when her dear friend Olga Prybylski moved in next door. Ionne also enjoyed spending time with her family and took pride in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She passed the long winter months crocheting beautiful afghans, doilies, and tablecloths until her illness took over. Ionne moved into St. Paul’s Lutheran Home in October of 2006 when she could no longer stay at home due to severe health complications. Ionne was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Mary Tide (nee Adolph) and her brother William Tide.

HOLOWATUK - John, aged 83 years, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre with his family at his side. John was born on April 5, 1924 in the Dnieper district of Saskatchewan; a son of Nastia (nee Wowk) and Samuel Holowatuk. John was raised on the family farm. On May 21, 1950 John was united in marriage to Mary Wlasichuk where they continued to reside on the family farm, raising three children. In 1965 they moved to Yorkton where John continued to farm and work in construction. John worked at Sears as a salesman where he retired after twenty years. John took pride as a caregiver for Mary during her lengthy illness with multiple sclerosis. John's companion and friend Liz Krupi shared his life for many years till her passing. They enjoyed many trips together with Hawaii being one of the most memorable. John's favorite pastimes were socializing with family and friends, fishing, dancing, playing cards and a good shot of cheer. He could always be heard whistling a happy tune. He was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Nastia, his beloved wife Mary in 1995, brothers Alex (in infancy), William Holowatuk; sisters: Mary Tysowski, Julia Tysowski and Eleanor Cherewyk. John leaves to celebrate his life, his daughter: Shirley (Wade) Morley of Yorkton; sons: Wes (Rilla) of Saskatoon; Garry (Greer) of Yorkton; six grandchildren: Jamie and Chase Morley; Shelby and Kyle Holowatuk; Madison and Alexis Holowatuk. Also a brother: Peter (Elsie) Holowatuk of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, close family and friends, and a special nursing home friend, Esther Hull. Evening prayers were held on Sunday, September 9, 2007 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday morning at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Methodius Kushko officiating. Cantor, Ed Pindus led members of St. Mary's Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the responses. The Epistle-reader was Madison Holowatuk, the crossbearer was Brian Holowatuk. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemene at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jamie and Chase Morley, and Shelby, Madison, Kyle and Alexis Holowatuk serving as the casketbearers.

HOLOWKA - Christopher was born on November 27, 1960 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan; a son of Nick Holowka Jr. and Shirley (Warcomika) Hays. He attended Kindergarten and Grade 1 in Regina and later in 1967 Chris, his mother and brother moved to Yorkon. Chris went to school in Yorkton and in July 1969 he decided to live with his father Nick Jr and his wife Bernice in Regina. He completed his education there. Chris became employed as an auto body mechanic in Winnipeg, MB and then worked for Capital Car Service. Eventually, Chris decided to take upgrading courses and in 2007 became employed with SGI. Shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer. During his life Chris loved fixing cars, fishing, hockey, baseball, hunting, swimming and western music. His boys were his pride and joy and he loved to watch them play in many of the sports he himself enjoyed. On January 3, 2009 Christopher Holowka passed away in Regina at the age of 48 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Marlene; two sons: Michael and Gregory all of Regina; his mother Shirley Hays (Tony); his loving grandmother Katie Holowka of Yorkton, SK; two brothers: Robert Kobsar (Oresha) of Theodore, SK; Corporal Donald Gabert (Nadine) of Edmonton, AB; sister Jennifer Holowka; step mother Bernice of Regina; mother–in–law Helen Tuck; brother–in–law John of Regina; uncles Ken Warcomika of Yorkton, SK; great uncle Joseph Hykaway of Norquay, SK.; aunties Mary (Joseph) Musey, Julia Rohatensky (Mike) all of Yorkton, SK; niece Rhea (Ty) of AB; nephew Dylan (Brittany) of Regina, SK; Chris’s special friend Elaine of Regina, SK; friends: Mr and Mrs Ken Cherwinski of Winnipeg, MB along with many other relatives and friends He was predeceased by his father Nick Jr. in 2004; grandfather Nick Sr.; uncles Matt and John; grandfather Paul and grandmother Fern Warcomika; great grandparents; God parents John and Pearl; father–in–law Glenn Tuck and many great aunts, uncles and cousins.

HOLOWKA - Joe, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Mary entered eternal rest on Sunday, January 26, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 77 years of age. Joe was born July 4, 1925 in the Jaroslaw district to Michael and Fanny (nee Oshmak) Holowka. On February 24, 1953 Joe was united in marriage to Mary Melnychuk. The couple had resided in Yorkton since their marriage. Joe was employed with Johnnie's Dry Cleaners for over 35 years. He enjoyed fishing with brothers Harry, Peter, Paul and Fred. Predeceased by his parents; brothers, John, Harry, Bill, Mike, Andy, Fred and Pete and sisters, Nettie in infancy, Mary Kolodziejak, Ann Kocan and Katie Balaberda; Joe leaves to cherish his memory, wife Mary; son Gene (Lynda) of Yorkton; daughter Lynda (Byron) Burback of Yorkton; grandchildren, Gene Holowka Jr., Krislynn Holowka (Jason Gillings), Tyler and Rylan Burback; great grandson Tylan Dennis Gillings and two brothers, Steve Holowka and Paul (Ann) Holowka of Yorkton. Prayer services were held on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 30, 2003 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Methodius Kushko, of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The reponses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle reader was Walle Head and the cross bearer wasTyler Burback. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Orest Oystryk, Gene Holowka Jr., Andy Balaberda, Mervin Balaberda, Gary Melnychuk and Ricky Wasylkowski serving as the casket bearers.

HOMENUIK - Mary went to her eternal rest at 88 years of age on January 31, 2001. She was born on March 28th, 1912. Mary was predeceased hy her husband John and two sons, Tony and Rudy. She is survived by her two daughters, Anne and Carol, and by five sons, Ted, Wilf, Stan, Merv and Emil. Mary also leaves behind eighteen loving grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, as well as her sister Nettie. Mary and John farmed in Dneiper, Saskatchewan for twelve years before moving to Yorkton to further the education of their children. Mary loved making perogies and giving them away to her family. She made each batch special with her grandchildren's fillings of choice. She is renowned in various restaurants for her famous cooking in Yorkton. Mary's second love was her gardening. She is famous for planting the most beautiful garden in the prairies. As we keep Mary's memory close to our hearts, we are certain that she is planting a beautiful garden once again. The family would like to thank the staff at Concordia Place and the Prairie Unit in Yorkton for making Mary's final months special for her.

HOOD - Fred, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Lillian Hood entered eternal rest on Thursday, May 8, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 83 years of age. Fred was born on March 24, 1920 near West Bend, Saskatchewan, to William and Mary (nee Skilnik) Hood. He attended Ladstock School. He worked as a farm hand at Milestone for one summer and then went to the Army in BC for six months. In 1942 he was discharged. In 1944 Fred was united in marriage to Lillian Pasternuk at Holar Church, Elfros district. He then took a welding course in Saskatoon and later returned to West Bend. His daughter Shirley was born there in 1945. Together with his brother Mike, they started a Massey Ferguson Dealership which lasted until 1952. Mike started his own business and Fred continued with the Massy Ferguson until 1963. He was Mayor of West Bend for 15 years. He then moved to Yorkton with his family and started work at Brown Brothers. He worked there for 4 years then went to work for Kozan Farm Supplies for another 4 yrs. In 1971 he went to work for Leon's until he retired in 1983. Fred had a real love for cars. He enjoyed fishing with his family and also liked to curl. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Lillian; daughter Shirley; sisters, Sophie Holowanky and Ann Hood of Vancouver and Stella Hood of Wadena. He was predeceased by his parents; his sister Katherine Zemlak; brother Mike Hood and brothers-in-law, Pete Zemlak and John Holowanky. Prayers were held on Monday, May 12, 2003 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and members of St. Mary's Choir. The epistle reader was Joe Blaz and the cross bearer was Peter Hajewich. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Joe Wilkie, Dennis Novak, Bill Hood, Leon Malinowski, Ed Zemlak and Roger Wohlgemuth serving as the casket bearers.

HOOD - Mike, well known businessman in Yorkton, beloved husband of Alice passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 77 years of age. Mike was born near West Bend, Saskatchewan on August 2, 1924 to William and Mary (nee Skilnik) Hood. After attending Ladstock School and Scott's Business College in Saskatoon, Mike returned to West Bend to undertake his first entrepreneurial venture. His brother Fred and he purchased the West Bend Garage and started a Massey-Ferguson dealership. In 1952 Mike married Alice Karapita at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Mike and Alice spent the first twelve years of their married life in West Bend where they operated a general store and the Shell bulk gas dealership. For several years, Mike served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Village of West Bend and was involved in the establishment of the West Bend Curling Rink. When the closure of the West Bend school appeared imminent, Mike and Alice sold their business and moved to Yorkton in 1964. Mike worked as a clerk at Kozan Farm Supply before opening Kozan-Hood Hardware with business partner Frank Kozan in 1965. Mike and Alice later purchased the business and operated Hood Hardware Ltd. until their retirement in 1985. Mike was blessed with a wonderful retirement that allowed him to spend time with his family, to travel to various winter destinations, and to pursue his passion for fishing. He loved the serene waters, the companionship of his fishing friends, and the thrill of the catch! Mike maintained his interest in farming after moving to Yorkton. He especially enjoyed the autumn harvest and spent many hours riding in the combine with his son-in-law Roger. In addition, he was an enthusiastic Saskatchewan Roughrider fan, enjoyed the challenge of the Jumbo word puzzle in the daily newspaper, and had a keen sense of wit. Mike was very dedicated to his wife and family and always ensured that there was time for Sunday drives, weiner roasts, playing ball, and other activities. He was a pillar of strength and a beacon of wisdom to his daughters whom he and Alice taught the joy of work and the universal values of kindness, honesty, and respect for others. Mike is survived by his loving wife Alice; daughters Sharon and her husband Roger Wohlgemuth of Landmark, MB, and Dianne of Winnipeg; brother Fred (Lillian) of Yorkton; sisters Anne Hood and Sophie Holowanky of Vancouver, and Stella Hood of Wadena. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Katherine Zemlak, and his brothers-in-law Pete Zemlak and John Holowanky. We love you, Dad! You have left us but the fond memories will remain forever. Prayer services were held on Friday, November 16th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, November 17th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. The cantor, Ed Pindus assisted by Susan Solonenko and members of the Church Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Mitchell Wlock and the epistle reader was Walle Head . The interment followed in Yorkton City Cemetery with Bill Hood, Edwin Karapita, Dennis Novak, Walter Pearson, Joe Wilke and Alvin Zemlak serving as the casketbearers. Following a memorial reception at St. Mary's Cultural Centre, Mike and Alice's former employee, Walle Head offered reflections of Mike during his employment at Hood Hardware. Daughters, Sharon and Dianne paid tribute to their father and conveyed words of appreciation to all. The family wishes to thank Doctors Fourie, Myburgh and Daunt, as well as the doctors, nurses, and staff at Yorkton Regional Health Centre and Yorkton & District Nursing Home for their compassionate care.

HOOGEVEEN - Helen (nee Kozloski) was born on April 10, 1918 to Frank and Jadwiga Kozloski, on the family farm 17 miles south-west of Biggar, Saskatchewan. She was the third of seven children, and the eldest daughter. She attended Conway School, completing grade 12. Helen was a good and enthusiastic student. She loved reading, art, and mathematics. On October 2, 1937, at the age of 19, she married Hebel Hoogeveen, a farmer originally from Holland, and moved across the road. They had three children: Pearl, Allan and Jane. Over the years, Helen and Hebel farmed together, keeping cattle, pigs, turkeys and chickens, and growing grain. Helen enjoyed plants of any kind. She grew a huge garden and canned bushels of food over her lifetime. She was very happy when they got electricity and she got a deep freeze. She also spent countless hours in her sun porch, tending her jungle of houseplants, clipping recipes, and reading up on herbs. Helen enjoyed handiwork, creating many beautiful things. Her favorite pastime was crocheting, something she continued doing up until her passing. In 1991, Helen and Hebel retired to Saskatoon. Hebel died there in 1993 and in 1997 Helen moved to the Yorkton area. She lived there happily on her granddaughter Stephanie and Clayton Zulyniak’s farm, moving from a mobile home into their home when she became unable to live on her own. She loved having her family around her and especially enjoyed her great grandchildren. In 2004, Helen’s health declined and she moved to the Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats. She lived there comfortably for her last years, and was very well taken care of. Helen passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the age of 90 years 5 months and 18 days. Helen was a kind, loving and patient woman. She surrounded herself with plants, ball of crochet yarn, and books on plants and cooking. She loved having visits from her family most of all. Helen will be missed by her three children: daughter Pearl Newsham of Saskatoon and family: Stephanie (Clayton Zulyniak) of rural Yorkton, Noel Newsham in BC, and Andrea Newsham of Saskatoon; son Allan (Donna) Hoogeveen of Biggar and family: Lesley (Glenn Massie), and Jeff Hoogeveen; daughter Jane Hercus of Abbotsford BC and family: Jean and Micheal Hercus. Also seven great grandchildren: Nicola, Roma, Leia, Wyatt, Gillian, Linden, and Kyle. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium. A family interment service took place on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery.

HRUSHKA - Ranald John, beloved husband of Irene of Churchbridge passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 77 years of age. Ranald John Hrushka was born July 12, 1931 in Pelly, Saskatchewan; a son of John and Tennie Hrushka. Ranald married Irene Rose from Pelly on August 2, 1956. Ranald & Irene lived in Winnipeg where they had two children, Leila, and Douglas. Ranald drove a bus for the city; then worked for a service station before moving to Churchbridge, where he built his own Husky Service Station. Ranald was well known across the country for helping travelers in need any time of the day or night at his service station and his home. Ranald loved working on vehicles and almost anything else that needed fixing. He was a charter member of the Lions Club for many years and always volunteered for whatever the community needed. He thoroughly enjoyed coaching minor hockey and baseball, and had a love of music. Not only did he play the violin with his friends in the Parkland Fiddlers and The Rhythm Rockets, but he became an avid instrument repair man. He also built many of his own violins. Ranald was an active member of the Anglican Church in Churchbridge, leading lay services whenever he was asked. He always made the most out of life, enjoying time with family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister-in-law, Pauline Hrushka. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 52 years, Irene: daughter Leila (Marc) Steenhuisen of Sherwood Park AB; son Doug (Margaret) of Yorkton; grandchildren: Caroline, Joe, John and Kristy. Brothers and sisters: Walter, Victor (Divina), Jeanette (Allan), Albert (Pauline), Shirley (Robert), Larry (Heidi), Ernie (Wilma), and Garry (Elizabeth), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and his many other relatives and friends. A prayer service was held on Wednesday evening, November 12, 2008 and the funeral service on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre, Yorkton. Rev. Kim Salo of Christ Church Anglican in Churchbridge officiated. Organist, Amanda Buhler led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'In the Garden', and 'Take My Life and Let it Be'. The interment followed in the Garden of Memories with son Douglas as the urnbearer.

HUDY - Angeline Ann (nee Woiner), resident of Yorkton, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 89 years of age. Angeline Annie Hudy was born on June 2, 1913 on the family farm in the Otthon district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Adam and Anna (nee Stachura) Woiner. She received her education at the Pulaski Plain and Bredenbury Schools. As a young woman she remained helping on the family farm. On November 30th 1935 she was united in marriage to Frank Hudy at St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed and raised their family in the McKim district. In 1974 the couple moved into Melville. Frank passed away in 1979, and following that time Angeline remained in Melville for a few years before eventually coming to Yorkton, where she resided in the Lynda Apartments on Assiniboia Ave. Never one to sit idle, Angeline held many hobbies, gardening during the summer months, baking and cake decorating, she enjoyed making artificial flower arrangements, crocheting and quilting were also favourite pastimes. For the past number of years Angeline had been battling cancer. Throughout this time she fought with dignity and perseverance, keeping a positive outlook on her condition. Besides her husband Frank, she was predeceased by a brother Adolf, sisters Joanne Hill, Agnes Stewart and Diane Barre. She is survived by her son & daughter, Ron and his wife Sharon of Port Colborne, Ontario; Cynthia and her husband Jim Gorecki of Melville; grandchildren, Linda Scavo, Betsy Hudy, Trish (Bob) Bilodeau, Alanna (Monte) Erhardt, Gordon (Heather) Gorecki, and Randy Gorecki; great grandchildren, Amanda & Joey Scavo, Kristopher & Nickolas Bilodeau, Jolene & Madison Erhardt, and Sean Gorecki; one sister, Helen McConnell of Naniamo BC, and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. Rev. Adel Compton officiated. The organist, Shani Apland, led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace, In the Bulb There is a Flower and Beyond the Sunset. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Gordon, Sean and Randy Gorecki, Monte and Madison Erhardt and Joe Stachura serving as the casketbearers.

HULASHKA - John was born on February 20, 1910 on the family farm in the Homefield district of Saskatchewan; a son of Andrew and Mary (nee Zahayko) Halushka. He received his education at the Nanton School. Like many young men of his era, John ventured out to work and gain some experience, eventually he purchased land in the Homefield district. On November 21st 1943 John was united in marriage to Annie Makowetski at Yorkton. In 1945 the couple purchased land near Yorkton where they farmed and raised livestock. John also worked for the CNR for a number of years. Annie passed away suddenly on May 17th 1985, following that time John was able to maintain his independence for many years with the help of his daughter Evelyn before becoming a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home a couple of years ago. He passed away peacefully on January 4th 2002 at the age of 91 years. Left to mourn his passing are his daughter Evelyn Halushka of Calgary AB; grandchildren, Mavis (Michael) Oystreck of Otthon and their children Christopher, Jered and Darlene; and Willie (Dawn) Badowich of Melville and their children Kristina & Brandon. Also numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends.

HUNT - Helen Margaret (nee Gleason) November 16 , 1926 - March 28 , 2010 Helen was born in Yorkton to parents Fargal and Cecilia (Hughes) Gleason. As a young lady she attended Rosemount School and then Yorkton Collegiate Institute. She went on to become a Registered Nurse, completing her training at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. On August 18, 1949 she married William Hunt and the two made their home in Yorkton. Their marriage was blessed with five children. Helen continued to be active in her nursing profession until her retirement from the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in 1978. Shortly after her husband’s passing, she moved from their home on Darlington Street to Queen Elizabeth Court, where she lived until her recent passing. Helen was extremely supportive of her family and friends. Her integrity and values were an inspiration to all who knew her. She was open and accepting, and would always find the good in others, maintaining a positive outlook throughout her life. We will remember her laughter, her patience and her humility. Her selfless encouragement of those she loved will be treasured. Helen’s Catholic faith was the foundation of her daily life. Her devotion to Mass, the Eucharist and the Rosary were inspiring evidence of her love of Christ. She was a charter member of the Catholic Women’s League and sponsored foster children and seminarians until the time of her death. The strength of her faith through her brief illness brought peace to her and to her family. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Fargal and Cecil; her infant brother, William; her son, Michael and her beloved husband, Bill. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her family, Maureen and Murray Pankoski, Joseph Hunt, Patrick Hunt and Mary Purcell, Nora and Wade Haft, Joan and Doug Harper; granddaughters, Stacey and Bob Sullivan, Erin Hunt, Colleen Pankoski, Jill Pankoski and Greg Broda; great granddaughters, Siobhan and Kathryn Sullivan; sister, Teresa Richmond; sisters-in-law, Clara Rivers and Agnes Doyle and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The Prayer Vigil was held on Sunday, April 4, 2010 from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Father Basil Chomos officiating. The pianist, Katherine Flaman, led the congregation and members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns. The reader was Stacey Sullivan. The Funeral Mass was held on Monday, April 5, 2010 from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Father Basil Chomos officiating. The pianist, Lorraine Lysak, led the congregation and members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns. The Cross Bearer was Jill Pankoski and the readers were Colleen Pankoski and Erin Hunt. Members of the Catholic Womens’ League formed an Honour Guard as family and friends exited the church. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Joseph Hunt, Patrick Hunt, Wade Haft, Ronald Doyle, Don Hunt and Larry Gulak serving as casket bearers.

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JACQUES - Ernest John, husband of Jessie of Yorkton passed away on Sunday July 8, 2001 at the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton. He was eighty five years of age. Ernest was born on September 13, 1915 at Kisbey, Saskatchewan, a son of Joe and Janet (nee Paul) Jaques. On August 22, 1936 Ernest married Jessie Kennaugh. Together they raised three sons and one daughter, Donald, Terry, Doug and Patti. Ernest served in the Militia from 1940 to 1942 with the 64th Field RCA Battery. He enrolled in the Royal Canadian Artillery at Winnipeg on October 9, 1943 and served with the Canadian Intelligence Corps. He was discharged on November 12, 1945 at the rank of Corporal. Ernest then went on to serve another twenty-plus years with the Militia Service from 1946 to 1969, eventually earning the rank of Captain. Ernest was Taken on Strength with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets 114 Orkney and was Commissioned Sub Lt. in 1966, retiring in 1974. Ernest was also active with and received recognition from the Ambulance Association and the Navy League of Canada. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Knights of Pythians. Ernest worked as a retail clerk at the Hudson Bay Department Store and later for many years with Spence's Shoes, eventually becoming a co-owner. Ernest was predeceased by his daughter Patti, his parents, two brothers, Harold and Bob and a sister Ann. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of almost sixty five years, Jessie of Yorkton; three sons, Donald (Linda) of Calgary, Terry (Diane) of Calgary, and Doug (Paulette) of Yorkton; son-in-law, Jerry Walker of Canyon Lake, Texas; three brothers, Mac (Mina) of Calgary, Paul of Tisdale and Dave of Burnaby, BC; twelve grandchildren, Tim, Sherry, Deb, Pam, Kurt, Kindra, Kevin, Tori, Tyra, Krista, Leah and Wil; and four great-grandchildren, Thomas, Erin, Skylar and Nathaniel. Funeral Services were held on Thursday July 12, 2001 at 2 pm from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Rev. Ed McManus officiating. Don Jaques gave words of remembrance on behalf of the family. The hymns were Abide With Me and Amazing Grace. Legion Burial Rite Services were conducted by members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 77 Yorkton. Rev. Ed McManus was the Padre, Sgt. At Arms was Mike Bidnock. The Color Party was Andy Juba, Fred Fenske, Art Alstad and John Zaretski. Honorary Bearers were all of Ernest's grandchildren. Interment followed in the Veteran's Section of the Yorkton City Cemetery. Piper Dave Gillard played The Lament Flowers In The Forest. Captain Paulette Jaques was the urnbearer with Commissionaires Doug and Wil Jaques as beret and medal bearers.

JAGER - Adalbert was born on October 9, 1914 in Polva, Eastonia and passed away peacefully on November 4, 2005 while residing at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. - 1940 joined the Eastonian Army reserve - 1942 united in marriage to Helmi Kumari of Tartu, Eastonia - 1943 joined the Finnish Army to fight against the Communist Regime as a Paratrooper. He was frequently dropped behind enemy lines and would cross country ski 40 + Km's/day carrying 80 pounds of radio equipment and munitions on his back. - 1943 First daughter 'Tiina' was born in Polva, Eastonia - 1944 Escaped from Eastonia with his wife and daughter with what they could personally carry 1 hour prior to the Communist Army invading Eastonia. Had this not happened the invading army would have put him to certain death for fighting against the Regime with Finland. - 1945 Second daughter 'Anu' was born in Feldkirck, Austria - 1946 Joined the American Occupational Army in Germany and served guard duty at the Nuremberg trials - 1948 Immigrated to northern Ontario to work for Ontario Hydro at Rolphton, Ontario. Six months later he brought his wife and two daughters to Canada and took up residence in North Bay, Ontario. He operated his own painting and carpentry business while working for John - Mansville in North Bay. John - Mansville shut down in 1972 which brought him to retirement. He continued to work at creating 'object d'art' out of exotic wood which were in high demand at craft sales in Toronto, Ottawa, and surrounding areas of North Bay. For the past sixteen years, Adalbert and Helmi spent their winters at Boca Raton, Florida until deteriorating health precluded this. Adalbert was predeceased by his two sisters, Salme and Elizabeth of Eastonia. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Helmi and two daughters, Tiina Blanchard and husband, Dennis of Boca Raton, Florida , Anu Schebywolok and husband, Clifford of Yorkton, Saskatchewan . Four grandchildren: Kal Schebywolok of Calgary, Alberta Tomi Schebywolok of Ottawa, Ontario Tina Marie Dodgson of North Bay, Ontario, James Fredrick - Jager Tulisalo of North Bay, Ontario. Two great grandchildren : Jessica and Noah Dodgson of North Bay, Ontario.

JOHNSON - Charles "Chuck" Arthur George Johnson passed away in the Yorkton Union Hospital at the age of 55 years after a long and hard-fought battle with Diabetes on Friday, April 16th 2010. Chuck was born to Arlie (Dryburgh) and Kenneth Johnson on September 11th, 1954 in Yorkton, SK. He was soon joined by younger brother, Scott, and sister, Sherri. The family resided in Yorkton, SK and Winnipeg, MB before moving to Naperville, IL, USA in 1964. Chuck graduated from the Naperville High School in 1972 and following that, worked at the Edward's Hospital there as an orthopedic orderly. After two years, he went on to work as an ER orderly at Central DuPage Hospital Wheaton, IL, USA and became a firefighter-paramedic which he worked at for another six years before moving back to Yorkton with his family. Upon moving back to Yorkton, Chuck worked at Crestview Ambulance, Yorkton Home Care and SIGN until 1982 when his diabetes prevented him from working any longer. However, that did not deter him in any way. He became a volunteer with Ambulance & the United Way, and a trainer for the Yorkton Mallers (Harvest) AAA hockey team. He was also very active within the local and provincial branches of the Canadian Mental Health Association and, up until he was hospitalized, was assisting Rev. Jim Pedwell with pastoral services at the hospital. While in Yorkton, Chuck met and married Helen Kirschman. They were blessed with three children. He was often found spending time with his children whether it was taking them to the park to play, attending a hockey game or walking to the Loaf-N-Jug for a treat. As his children grew up and showed various interests, Chuck was always there to support his children. He could always be found volunteering for the Yorkton & District Band Boosters during the years his children were in the school bands. While his children were important to him, his grandchildren were the pride and joy of Chuck's life. His eldest grandson, Kenneth, loved helping Papa check his blood sugar levels and administering his insulin. His other grandson, Jonathan, would sit at the kitchen table and visit with Papa while they shared many a snack. His granddaughter, Olivia, could always be found fast asleep in Papa's lap in the afternoons, and bringing a smile to his face whenever they were together. Chuck was predeceased by his grandparents, his twin brothers (Gregory & Garry) in 1957, his father (Kenneth) in 2001 and uncles and aunts. He leaves behind to celebrate his life, his mother, Arlie; his wife, Helen Kirschman; daughter Rebecca (Brad) Hughes and their sons Kenneth & Jonathan; son Charlie; daughter Carissa (Shawn Florell) and their daughter Olivia; brother Scott; sister Sherri and her son Anthony; aunt Edith Dryburgh; and various aunts, uncles, cousins and family members as well as numerous friends.

JOHNSON - Ken, beloved husband of Arlie Johnson of Yorkton passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 72 years of age. Kenneth Gerald Johnson was born on December 29, 1928 on the family farm in the Shellmouth district of Manitoba. He was the eldest son born to Carl Johan Magnus (Charlie) and Helen Christina (nee Pearson) Johnson. In 1940 Kenneth's parents moved to Garson Manitoba with six children. When Ken was 17 years old he started to work on power lines with Jim Riley Power Line Construction around the Winnipeg area. In 1948 Ken and his brother Nels moved to Alberta to work on power lines for McGregor Telephone and Power Ltd Edmonton, Alberta. On March 27, 1953 at the Camrose United Church Manse Ken was united in marriage to Arlie Faith Dryburgh. A short time later the couple moved back to Winnipeg where Ken was employed at building steel tower and power lines in Winnipeg, Nova Scotia and Chicago Illinois. In 1970 Ken became a Master (Worshipful Master) in the Masonic Lodge # 776 in Chicago. Ken and Arlie moved back to Yorkton in 1979 with Ken commuting back and forth to Chicago for two more years. After 35 years of building power lines Ken retired in 1981 and has made his home there since. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his wife Arlie. His children Charles Arthur George and his wife Helen Kirschman of Yorkton, Scott Bradley and his wife Verica Jovanich of Fort McMurray Alberta and Sherrin Gayle and her husband Ben Tewelde of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. Also his grandchildren Rebecca, Charles and Carissa Johnson and Anthony Johnson. Ken's brothers: Nels of Calgary Alberta, Walter of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Clifford and his wife Myrle of Huntley, Illinois and a sister Doris and her husband Ralph Siebold of Bluffton, AB. Ken was predeceased by his parents; a sister and brother-in-law Esther and Carl Larson; a sister-in-law Myrtle and twin sons: Garry and Gregory. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, October 11, 2001 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Officiating were members of the Yorkton Masonic Lodge #12 AF & AM. Reflections and remembrances of Ken's life were given by granddaughter Rebecca and son Scott. Honorary bearers were Peter Johnson, Maurice Johnson, Norman Morrison, Gene Nerbas, Johnny Russin and Bill Kalynuk. Cremation followed with the interment to take place at the Shellmouth Cemetery. The reception followed in the Family Centre Reception Room.

JOHNSON - Marjorie Kathleen Hilda (nee Knourek) was born August 20th, 1924. She was the fourth of six children on the family farm near Esterhazy, SK, and the daughter of James and Helga Knourek. She attended Brookvale School near Esterhazy where she grew up. She shared many fond memories of school days and her love of learning. She comes from a musical family, who enjoyed their many family get togethers which included a wonderful home cooked meal and the musical talents of the old time family band. For many years Marjorie was a homemaker. She later worked as a nurse's aide at a carehome in Brandon, MB. She moved to Yorkton, SK. in the early eighties where she was able to settle and call this her home. Marjorie enjoyed spending time with her friends, playing cards, doing puzzles, attending tea and bake sales or just visiting. She had a passion for the outdoors and would spend her time in her garden, picking berries and attending family barbecues. She also enjoyed her many bike rides. During the garage sale season she was known to spend many hours carefully mapping out all of the hottest locations to hunt for her many treasures. Her greatest love was her family. She was a wonderful and caring mother, grandmother and sister. She was a friend to all. After a lengthy battle with her lung disease Marjorie passed away peacefully with her daughter Beverly by her side in the early morning hours of Thursday February 5th, 2009 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was eighty-four years of age. Marjorie is predeceased by her parents James and Helga Knourek, brothers Yalmer and Edmund and her sister Ruby. She leaves to celebrate her life and to cherish her memory, her loving children and their families; her son Ronald (Sylvia) and their children Donna and Dwayne, her son Elmer (Gail - deceased) and son Aaron, her son Donald and his children Leticiam Michael and Jordy, her daughter Delores (Lawrence) and their children Bradley, Brent and Linnea, her son Lawrence (Kelly), her son Eugene (Evelyn) and their children Katreena, Nelson, Neil and Kelly, her daughter Beverly (Will) and their children Michael, Christine, Cynthia and James. She also leaves to mourn her passing; her sister Florence, brother Roy (Florence), companion and friend Fred (Freddy) Tanner, great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her loving friends. The prayer vigil service was held on Monday, February 9, 2009 at St. Gerard's Roman catholic Church with Gabrielle Hamilton and Richard Yaholnitsky as the lay-presiders. Hymns sung were 'Jesus, Remember Me', Psalm 23, and 'Prayer of St. Frances.' Soloist, Michael Woods sang 'Amazing Grace'. Son-in-law, Will Woods gave the eulogy. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, Februyary 10, 2009 from St. Gerard's Church with Rev. Father Thomas Nguyen officiating. Lay-readers were were Christine Woods and Cynthia Woods. Organist, Katherine Flaman led members of the Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Luke at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Michael J, Woods, James Woods, Kyle Witow, Rene Drotar, Jimmy Kalmacof and Michael F. Woods serving as the casketbearers.

JONES - Dorothy Lynn (nee Langan) of Theodore, Sk passed away much to soon after a long, and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 37 on January 20, 2010 at St. Pauls Hospital in Saskatoon. She was the daughter of Joseph Edward Claude Langan and Connie Linda Langan. Dorothy was born on January 4th 1973 in Weyburn, Sk, at which time she had to struggle for survival at that tender age. Later they moved to Yorkton, the place that she considered home. She attended St. Paul's School for most of her elementary years then moved on to C. J. Houston Jr. High. She was then blessed with her first son and became a homemaker with two more children to follow. She moved to Prince George, BC where she was married and resided. During that time she decided to go back to school. After finishing her Hospitality course, she went through a separation with her husband. She moved to Saskatoon to get a fresh start. One of her first accomplishments after moving to Saskatoon was getting her driver's licence, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Her greatest gift was becoming a grandmother with the birth of her first grandson Malin. She had a few different jobs and met lots of new friends. She was a good listener and friend to all who had the privilege of knowing and loving her. She loved to visit with family and friends. Singing and dancing and listening to country music were always things that she enjoyed. Occasionally she would play the odd game of bingo and often played games on the computer, but she was always well known for her mischievous smile. Although Dorothy was led astray at times in her life, she always found a way to try to put the pieces of her life back together. In December of 2008, she was diagnosed with cancer, but this did not affect her zeal for life. Even on her bad days she put the needs of others before her own. With strength and determination she still managed to get up and make her visits. She was fighting another battle in her life that she could not overcome because God had greater plans for her. No matter what struggle she was going through or how great the pain was, her smile never disappeared when greeting her visitors. With the love of her family and friends, she found the strength to go through the worse because this battle that she was fighting was not only her own. In her final days, she cherished every precious moment and lived everyday to the fullest with her family and friends beside her. Dorothy had a loving heart, and was a very humble person and that is why God called her home. She will be forever missed. Dorothy is predeceased by her grandparents Pat and Cecilia Langan , William and Rosalie Langan. Her Auntie and Godmother, Evelyn Langan, Auntie Annie Brazeau and her Uncle Lawrence Langan. Her cousins Brenda Langan, Robin Brazeau, Earl Langan and Gerald (Ducey) Strauss. Dorothy leaves to celebrate her life and to cherish her memory, her loving children and their families; her son Joseph (Stephanie) Langan and her son Charles Langan and her daughter Amber Langan. Her Grandsons Malin and Brayden; Her Parents Connie and Claude Langan; Her brothers Perry(Sandra) Halabiski and children, Clayton Langan, Jason(Christine) Langan and her sister Rachel (Steven) Fisher. Her nieces and nephews; Dustin St. Denis; Kelsey and Kyle Fisher; Elena and Emma Langan, Aaron Louison; and her great nephews Trenton and Taven Louison and numerous Aunties, Uncles and cousins.

JOSEPHSON - Sigfridur "Freda" (nee Thomasson) passed away peacefully at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on Saturday, January 13, 2001. She was 82 years of age. Born Sigfridur Thomasson on July 17, 1918, in the Elfros district of Saskatchewan, Freda was predeceased by her loving husband Wilson Josephson. Freda and Wilson were married in 1937 and moved to Paddockwood shortly after, where Wilson worked with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Freda gave birth to Paul and Bruce in Paddockwood before moving with her family to Birch hills in 1947. Her third boy, Gene, was born in Birch Hills. In addition to raising three sons, Freda worked outside the home most of her life. She worked at the local Co-op store while in Birch Hills and when the family moved to Saskatoon in 1959, as a hairdresser and then at Sear's until her retirement. Freda and Wilson then moved to Yorkton to be closer to their eldest son Paul and his wife Judy. Freda was a wonderful, caring wife and mother who will be sorely missed by her family. Freda is survived by her sons Paul and Judy, Bruce and Carla, and Gene and Dorothy; grandchildren Paula, Michael, Tracy, David, Robert and Ian, and a sister Margaret.

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KACHUK - Fannie (nee Aronec) born on April 29, 1919 in the Crystal Lake district of Sask. passed away peacefully at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in Yorkton, Sask. on Saturday, November 29, 2008; at the age of 89 years. Fannie was predeceased by her parents: Alex and Anna (nee Demchuk) Aronec, husband John in 1978; a son David in infancy and her siblings: Wilma, Pauline and George Aronec. She leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters: Janet (Arnold) Gress of Yorkton, SK., Gail (John) Philbin of Winnipeg, MB., and two grandchildren: Sheri Gress of Calgary, AB, Mark Gress of Saskatoon, SK; her sister Rose (Randall) Alexander of Eatonia, SK., brothers: Bill Aronec of Sudbury, ON., and Russell Aronec. Fannie and her husband John farmed in the Stenen district of Saskatchewan for many years before retiring and moving to Yorkton in 1974. After John passed away in 1978 Fannie continued to make Yorkton her home and when her health and memory began to fail she became a resident of the Angel Care Home and then the Yorkton and district Nursing Home. Fannie was a kind, loving and generous person who enjoyed cooking, baking and entertaining family and friends. She loved to play cards and bingo; her green thumb was evident in her beautiful gardens and lovely house plants. She had a very good support system in family, friends and neighbours and she would take daily walks to "Mr MacDonalds:" to see her friends. As well she was known for her great sense of humour and as she had mentioned many times to her family " the old grey mare; she ain't what she used to be" Fannie, when her health permitted was a faithful member of the United Church. In her own words she had a good life. Her family will miss her love of life and she has left them knowing ,she has taught her girls well. The funeral sevice was held on Tuesday afternoon December 2, 2008 from Westview United Church Yorkton, Sk with Faye Greer officiating. The organist was Sharon Litvanyi leading the choir and congregation in the Hymns: "Amazing Grace" and "The Lord Is My Shepherd". Alll those who knew and loved Fannie were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Gary Laycock, Don and John Davis, Sheri Gress, Mark Gress, Arnold Gress and John Philbin serving as Casket Bearers.

KACZUR - Albert John of the Morris Lodge in Bangor and formerly of Dubuc and Yorkton; passed away in the early morning hours of Good Friday, April 6, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre with his brothers at his bedside. He was 73 years of age. Albert was born on the family farm southwest of Stockholm, Sask. on November 14, 1933; a son of John and Mary (nee Stadler) Kaczur. Albert attended St. David School and completed grade 8. He then farmed with his parents and two brothers. In 1951 the family moved to a farm close to the town of Dubuc. On August 22, 1964 Albert was united in marriage to Virginia; eldest daughter of Peter and Irene Cherneski of Goodeve. In 1972 Albert and Virginia left their farm north of Dubuc and moved to Yorkton, due to Albert's health problems. He continued to drive to Dubuc and do the farm work when he was able to. During the 1990's his health problems increased. He entered Morris Lodge in Bangor on September 15, 1999 where he has continued to reside until entering the Yorkton Regional Health Centre in late February. Although his health continued to fail he was able to visit with his son Trenton for a week recently. Albert, during his life loved his farm and machinery. He spent many hours operating his Caterpiller to break new land and as well as spent a few winters working in Winnipeg. He had a broad sense of mechanics, welding, electronics and carpentry. Albert leaves to cherish his memory his son Trenton Kaczur of Calgary, AB, Trenton's mother Virginia Kaczur of Yorkton, SK. His brothers: Joe (Leona) Kaczur, John (Bernice) Kaczur all of Dubuc, SK. Virginia's family: Irene Cherneski of Yorkton, Sk, Jerry Cherneski of Moose Jaw, Sk, Fred (Verna) Taylor of Regina, SK along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Albert was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Kaczur, an infant son Terrance and father-in-law Peter Cherneski. The Prayer Vigil Service was held on Tuesday evening April 10, 2007 from The Chapel Of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Ernie Bobowski as Presider. The organist was Pam Yaremko leading in the Hymns. The intercessions and readings were by Leona and Virginia Kaczur, with the reflections of Albert's life given by his son Trent. The Funeral Mass was Celebrated on Wednesday morning, April 11, 2007 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Rev. Father Methodius Kushko as Celebrant. Carol Nagy was the pianist leading the Parish Choir and Congregation in the Hymns. The readers were Candice Oremba and Verna Taylor. Marian Piesinger was the Cross Bearer with Greg Dubois, Sebastian Prost and Ernie Bobowski serving as Altar Servers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Wayne, Ken Kaczur, Raeleen Giles, Lynn Bialis, Jerry Cherneski and Fred Taylor serving as Casket Bearers.

KACHANOSKI - Reg, husband of Helen of Yorkton passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at Calgary. He was seventy two years of age. Reg was born on January 20, 1930 at Souris Manitoba; the son of Louis and Anastasia (nee Michoski) Kachanoski. He attended school in Souris and began playing hockey the start of his 'Goalie Career'. On May 24, 1952 Reg was united in marriage to Helen Clarke in Brandon, Manitoba. He was employed as a bookeeper with the creamery in Souris; later being transferred to Dauphin. Here he played hockey with the 'Dauphin Kings'. In 1961 they moved to Yorkton. Reg played with the Yorkton Terriers and continued his life-long interest in hockey. This included being Referee in Chief, coach of Yorkton Bantam and Junior B., member of the Terrier executive, instrumental in founding and establishing a Triple A Midget team, the Yorkton Mallers, which he managed and coached for many years. He was also a member of the Yorkton Minor Sports Association, Saskatchewan Hockey Association, a clinic conductor for referees, coaches and goaltenders. In 1987 Reg was given an award for his outstanding service to minor hockey by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. He did colour commentary for the Yorkton Terriers on C.J.G.X. with Wes Wasylenchuk. In 1980 Reg established the International Goaltenders Schools which was successfully entering its 22nd year. IGS was recognized internationally and grew beyond its expectations, assisting young goalies in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and U.S.A. It was in Calgary that he was working at the time of his sudden unexpected death. His greatest love was his family, his wife, children and grandchildren. He was forever encouraging and believing that there were no limitations as to what they could be and do. His other interests included fishing at Hunter's Bay near LaRonge, gardening, bird watching, and was an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan. Predeceased by his parents; his brothers: Phillip, Tony, Adolph, Lawrence and Frank; sister Mae Razmus; Reg leaves to cherish his memory his wife of fifty years Helen of Yorkton. His four children: Gary (Teresa) of Edmonton, Philip (Sue) of Peachland B.C., Val (Bob) Hunko of Regina and Sheila (Tom) Patterson of Tisdale, Sask; his grandchildren: Lindsay, David and Laura Hunko, Erin, Ryan and Adam Patterson; Elizabeth, Reg and Peter Kachanoski; Rowen and Emma Kachanoski; brothers: Stan Carlyle of Kelowna, B.C. and Louis Kachanoski of Souris Man.; one sister Lucy Gramchuk of Parksville, B.C. and his mother-in-law Mona Swedenski of Portage La Prarie Man.; as well as his nieces, nephews relatives and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, July 29, 2002 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton. The Celebrant was Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy with Deacon Urban Kiernan. Scripture readings were given by grandchildren: Erin Patterson and David Hunko. The organist was Kyla Hornung with members of the parish choir leading the Congregation in the singing of the Hymns: 'Morning Has Broken', ' Prayer of St. Francis', Psalm 33, :'The Earth Is Full Of Love', ' Here I Am Lord', 'Song Of The Angels' and 'Blest Are They'. Honourary Bearers were Bob Beattie, AL Harrison, Keith Robson, Wayne Henley, Troy Walkington, Bob Robson, Ward Wilson and Jason Gordon. Reg's grandchildren: Lindsay, David and Laura Hunko, Erin, Ryan and Adam Patterson, Elizabeth, Reg and Peter Kachanoski, Rowen and Emma Kachanoski served as casket bearers. Reflections of Reg's life were given by Keith Robson. Cremation, and committal followed at the Garden of Memories Columbarium, Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

KADISCHUK - Mary (nee Kalenchuk), resident of the Regina Lutheran Home, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2000. She was 89 years of age. Mary Kadischuk was born on September 2, 1911 in the Sturgis district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Andrew and Katie (nee Goretsky) Kalenchuk. She attended school and helped on the family farm at an early age. Mary was always willing to lend a helping hand to who ever was in need. On November 2, 1935 Mary was united in marriage to Henry Kadischuk. The couple farmed in the Lady Lake district. Mary enjoyed gardening, tending to the livestock and farming. Her pastime were knitting, sewing and crocheting. Mary and Henry were blessed with two daughters, Delia and Carol. They continued to farm for a number of years, retiring in Sturgis in the mid seventies. Mary later moved to Regina where she resided with her daughters. Her greatest joy was her family. Predeceased by her husband Henry, her sister Helen and her brother George, she leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Delia (Bernie) Matsalla of Regina and Carol Kadischuk of Regina; her three grandchildren and three great grandchildren: Carrie (Dwayne) Jendrasheske and their children Mathew and Noah of Yorkton, Renee (Patrick) Belitski and their son Andrew of Regina and Darcy Matsalla of Regina; four sisters: Anne Trebick of Preeceville, Sophie Lord of Los Angeles, California, Alice (Ernie) Amatto of Lacey, Washington, Phyllis McAndrew of Chilliwack, BC.; three brothers: John (Eileen) Kalenchuk of Sturgis, Mike (Anne) Kalenchuk and Tom Kalenchuk of Victoria, BC. The funeral service was held on Saturday, December 23, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral in Yorkton. Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiated. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns In the Garden and The Lord's My Shepherd. The interment followed in the Garden of at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Darcy Matsalla, Dwayne Jendrasheske, Patrick Belitski, Darryl Kalenchuk, Lorne Matsalla and Robert Dmytriw serving as the casketbearers.

KALK - Myra Alice "Bonnie" (nee Carlisle) was born on November 23, 1929 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan to Melvin Leroy (Rick) and Ruby Alice Carlisle. Bonnie's only sister Myrna was born in April 1931. Myrna and her family now reside in Santa Rosa, California. Growing up in Weyburn, Bonnie was an ardent member of the Weyburn Winter Club where she enjoyed teaching figure skating. After high school she worked at the Weyburn Co-op Creamery and later the Weyburn Mental Hospital. In the fall of 1952 Bonnie joined Fantasy on Ice, skating professionally for two years, touring Canada and the northern United States from coast to coast. In January 1956 Bonnie married Lyle Kalk of Indian Head, Saskatchewan. Her twins Kenneth and Kathleen were born in November of 1956. In 1961 Bonnie completed her training as a Psychiatric Nurse. She worked at the General Hospital in Regina for seventeen years rising to the position of Associate Director of Nursing for Psychiatry, and raising her children in Regina as a single parent. In 1978, at the age of 49, Bonnie moved north to Buffalo Narrows where she worked as the Community Mental Health Nurse for that region until 1987. During those years she developed a deep appreciation of the wilderness and people of the north, and in her words, "learned a lot about spirituality and acceptance." Her first granddaughter, Kennedy Warren, was born in 1984. Her grandson Joseph Warren was born in 1986 and granddaughters Megan Kalk in 1990 and Sheenah Kalk in 1993. Her grandchildren were a great source of joy to her, particularly in the latter years of her life spent in Regina on Leopold Crescent. In 1987, discontent with early retirement from the north, Bonnie re-entered the work force, this time teaching a two-year diploma program for chemical dependency workers at the Regional College in Yorkton. Later she was hired to write and deliver several personal development programs in Kamsack, Fort Qu'Appelle, Canora and Estevan. In 2002 Bonnie acted as a key advisor and player in The Weyburn Project, an innovative site-specific performance at the Weyburn Mental Hospital. Bonnie's contributions were varied and many and she touched the lives of countless people in both her personal and professional lives. She will be fondly remembered for her warm generous spirit and independent forthright personality. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The family gratefully acknowledges the compassionate care given by the staff of the Intensive Care Unit at the Yorkton Regional Hospital during the final days of Bonnie's life. Bonnie passed away on Sunday March 15, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Bonnie leaves to celebrate her life her two children and their families: son, Ken (Eva) Kalk of Yorkton, SK and daughter, Kathleen Carlisle (Garry Walsh) of Bethune, SK one sister Myrna Stager, as well as numerous nieces, nephews relatives and friends.

KARAKOCHUK - Blaine, of Yorkton, passed away on July 30, 2009 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 50 years of age. Blaine was born Sept 19, 1958. He attended school in Bankend and Wishart until the age of 14. He moved to Yorkton in 1974 and completed his schooling at St. Joe's. He worked on the oil rigs for a time and has worked for the Dept. of Highways for the last 22 years until he become ill. He was involved in Cadets and the Armed Forces Reserves in his earlier years. He enjoyed camping, fishing and going to Sunnyside beach. He loved to coach and attend his children's soccer and football games. He also played golf and hockey and looked after the outdoor rink behind his house. Blaine was predeceased by his brother-in-law Ilie Secman and his grandparents, Mike & Mary Karakochuk and Joe & Anna Byneshewsky . He is survived by his parents Joe & Mary, his children Chad & Jenna, his brothers, Donny (Maureen), Dave (Mary Lou), Jerome (Laurinda) and his sister Joanne (Don) Secman, and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Monday, August 3rd following the praying of the rosary led by family members at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. The poem, "Golden Heart" was shared by son, Chad. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Tuesday, August 4th, at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Father Methodius Kushko, as the Celebrant . The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & Parish Choir Members. The crossbearer was Chris Sorenson and the epistle reader was Chad Karakochuk. Serving as casket bearers were Jevon Karakochuk, Kevin Krippes, Russell Boychuk, Jim Flundra, Ken Toporowski, Randy Lozinski and Jarvis Karakochuk. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Chad & Jenna Karakochuk serving as the urn bearers.

KARAKOCHUK - Joseph, beloved husband of Mary (nee Byneshewsky) passed away at Regina General Hospital on March 26, 2010 at the age of 84 years. Joseph Karakochuk was born on November 25, 1925 at Wishart, Sask; a son of Michael and Mary (nee Petras) Karakochuk. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife Mary; his children Donald (Maureen), David (Mary Lou), Joanne (Don), Jerome (Laurinda) and numerous grand & great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Steve Karakochuk; sisters Josie Gilewicz, Sophie (Tony) Burynuik, Mary (Don) Syrota, Grace (Claude) Lefebvre; sisters-in-law Trudy and Lena Byneshewsky, Olga (Johnny) Malenki, Verna (Marcel) Wozney. Joe was predeceased by son Blaine; son-in-law IIie; his parents Mike & Mary; his wife's parents Joe and Ann; brother Andy and wife Ann; sister-in-law Stella Karakochuk; brothers-in-law Andy Gilewicz, John, Mike and Steve Byneshewsky. Joe completed his mechanical engineering course in Winnipeg in 1947. He was married in 1948 and made his home in Bankend, Saskatchewan, running his mechanics and autobody business, South Side Service. In 1973 he accepted a job with SGI and moved to Yorkton. When he retired, he started an autobody - auto mechanic business with his sons. Joe worked hard all his life and loved to visit, and welcomed everyone into his home. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, gardening, and repairing and fixing anything. Prayers were held on Wednesday, March 31st at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The Holy Rosary led by John Malenki , preceded. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, April 1st, at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov, C.Ss.R as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus & Parish Choir Members. The crossbearer & epistle reader was Jarvis Karakochuk. Memorial Book attendants were Jenna Karakochuk , Sarah Secman. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Jevon Karakochuk, Chad Karakochuk, Shelley Karakochuk, Joey Secman, Jenna Karakochuk and Sarah Secman serving as the casket bearers.

KARCHA - Jona Bernice (nee Freed). It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother on December 22, 2002 at the Regina General Hospital. Bernice was born on August 28, 1932 in the Dubuc district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Ernest and Lena (nee Anderson) Freed. Bernice grew up on a farm and attended Freedhome School and later the Dubuc High School. After graduation she attended the Moose Jaw Normal School and received her Teaching Certificate. She taught in various country schools and in Balcarres and Goodeve. In 1956 Bernice was united in marriage with Matt Karcha, also a teacher. This union lasted for forty-six years. In 1959 their only child, Elaina was born. Thereafter, Bernice became a full-time, proud, stay-at-home mother, totally devoted to her daughter, Elaina, Linda-Rae. Bernice was an exceptional person. She possessed to a high degree the attributes of honesty, dignity, integrity, devotion and commitment to her husband, family and friends. Her passing leaves a huge void in the lives of her family and friends. She was the epitome of all that is good in a human being. She was unselfish to a fault, never having negative thoughts or feelings towards anyone. She will be sorely missed by her family and her many friends. Bernice was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Lena Freed as well as by several uncles and aunts. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, her loving and devoted husband, Matt; her devoted daughter, Elaina Dareichuk and her treasured granddaughter Rachel Dareichuk, both of Saskatoon; her brothers, Edward Freed of Yorkton and Kenneth Freed of Regina; her aunts, Lil Schmidt of Saskatoon, Arna Middleton of Edmonton and Annie Anderson of Saskatoon; her uncle, Gisli of Fort Frances, ON; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Fred Schneider of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. Flutist, Wendy Stricker played a prelude and Nadia's Theme as the processional music. Tributes and words of remembrance were given by friend, Vicky Lacmanec, daughter, Elaina and granddaughter, Rachel. Organist, Joleen Cherland with Marge Toth led the congregation in the singing of the hymns "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" and "Rock of Ages". Family friend, Marge Toth played "Beyond The Sunset" and "Fill My Cup". Honourary Bearers were Ed Freed and Family, Ken Freed and Family, the sisters of Beta Sigma Phi ~ Gamma Master Chapter and all of Bernice's dearest friends. Interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Wade Karcha, Bradley Romanchuk, Glenn Freed, Greg Freed, Ken Hertes and Rodney Karcha serving as pallbearers.

KARCHA - Metro "Matt". The family of Metro Karcha announce his passing peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 82 years. Matt Karcha was born on November 14, 1926 in the Lady Lake district of Saskatchewan; the second youngest child of Harry and Dora (nee Predy) Karcha. He attended Sunny Brae, the districts local public school. His high school was taken in Preeceville and in Sturgis. Upon completion of his high school he attended the Saskatoon Normal School and in 1944 at the age of 17 he accepted an offer to teach at the Round Hills School located south of Wynyard. In 1956 Matt was united in marriage with Jona Bernice Freed of the Freedhome District south of Dubuc. This union lasted for 46 years until Bernices' untimely passing in 2002. In 1959 their only child Elaina Linda - Rae was born. Elaina and her daughter Rachel Dareichuk were Matt's pride and joy; his only reason for living after the passing of his beloved Bernice. The trauma of Bernice's passing was severely compounded when the untimely and unexpected passing of Elaina occurred in 2007. Thereafter, the focus of Matt's being was centred on his granddaughter Rachel Dareichuk. Over the years through many summer school sessions, correspondence courses and a year on campus; Matt earned his B.Ed and B.A degrees majoring in mathematics with a minor in science (biology). He taught mainly mathematics (from 1961 until his retirement in 1981) in Melville, The Yorkton Collegiate and the Yorkton Regional High School. His teaching career spanned 36 years as teacher, vice - principal and principal in various communities including: Bangor, Balcarres, Goodeve, Melville and Yorkton. Matt was a person of exceptional integrity. He was a hard - working, dedicated and a tireless worker - unconditionally dedicated to improving the welfare of his colleagues in the teaching profession. He had very little patience for those who put their own self - interest above the interests of the profession. Matt served as a Sask. Teachers Federation Councillor for 18 years; in five of those years he was elected to the STF provincial executive. During his tenure as councillor and executive member he served on many professional and economic welfare committees. He served on the area bargaining committee for four years and latterly he served on the provincial bargaining committee. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Bernice; his cherished daughter Elaina; his parents Harry and Dora Karcha; his father-in-law Ernest Freed, mother-in-law Lena Freed; his brothers: Paul, John, Gordon and by his sister Anne as well as several aunts and uncles. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving granddaughter Rachel Dareichuk; his sisters: Irene Gogal, Mary Hertes and Tina Romanchuk ; brother George and brothers-in-law Ed and Kenneth Freed. The Funeral service was held on Saturday afternoon, April 25, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Fred Schneider of ST. Paul Lutheran Church officiaiting. Carla Laycock was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns. The Hymns: "Beyond The Sunset" and "Fill My Cup" were sung by Marge Toth. Matt's granddaughter had written reflections of her grandfather which were read by Pastor Schneider. The interment followed in the Garden of ST. Luke Yorkton Memorial Gardens with: Glenn, Greg Freed, Ken Hertes, Wade Karcha, Bradley and Alvin Romanchuk serving as Casket Bearers.

KARPYK - Katie (nee Pura). It is with great sadness that the family of Katie Karpyk announces her passing on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, with her daughters by her side. Katie (Pura) Karpyk was born in the Canora district on October 26, 1915. She was the second child of Wasyl and Mary (Rudnitski) Pura. When she was only 5 years old, her mother passed away. She lived with her grandmother until her father married Mary Tymochko. She went to Kowalaka and Crooked Hill schools and helped on the farm. She married Mike Karpyk in November 1934, and they lived with Mike's parents until 1938. They then moved to Mike's parents' homestead north of Sturgis where they farmed and raised their family. Mike and Katie moved to Sturgis in 1974 and when Mike passed away in 1982, Katie lived independently for many years. In 1999, she moved to Yorkton and resided with her daughter Elsie until the time of her death. Katie was always a very hard worker. She worked alongside her husband whether it was doing farming operations like haying or harvesting or looking after many farm animals. When her family was young she sewed most of their clothes without using a pattern. There was always the smell of homemade pies, buns or something simmering on the stove whenever family and neighbours visited. Katie was predeceased by her parents, Wasyl & Mary, her stepmother Mary, brother Peter Pura, sisters Anne Koroscil, Olga Gogal and Vicki LeHengrat. She leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Helen (Ed) McLashen, Iris (Roy Paul) Karpyk and Elsie Karpyk of Yorkton, sons Elgin (Verna) Karpyk of Sturgis, and David (Jean) Karpyk of Thompson, MB. She is also mourned by her grandchildren Cathryn (Brad) Styan, Darci McLashen, Patricia (Murray) Stevens, Carol McLashen, Cindy (Matthew Yaremchuk) Karpyk, Jodi (Colin) Mastrachuk, Kristy Olson, Lana Karpyk and Michael Karpyk. Also mourning their Great-Baba are her great grandchildren, Michael & Trevor Styan, Hunter & Cameron Stevens, Corey McLashen, Wyatt Mastrachuk, Tyrell Olson and Nicholas Boes. Katie is also survived by her brothers John (Elizabeth) Pura, Henry (Doris) Pura and sister Helen Oleynick all of British Columbia, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayers were held on Sunday, May 23rd and Requiem Divine Liturgy on Monday, May 24th all from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & parish choir members. Serving as cross and candle bearers were Hunter & Cameron Stevens . The epistle reader was Cathy Styan. The interment took place at the Canora Town Cemetery with Michael Karpyk, Nicholas Boes, Corey McLashen, Colin Mastrachuk, Matthew Yaremchuk and Trevor Styan serving as the casket bearers. Following the reception, reflections of Katie's life were shared by granddaughters Patty Stevens and Jodi Karpyk. Memorials in memory of Katie may be made to a Charity of Choice.

KASCHL - Edward Richard January 14 , 1933 - February 21 , 2010 It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our brother, Eddie Kaschl, who has entered into eternal rest. Ludwig Edward Richard Kaschl or Eddie, as he was known to many was born on January 14, 1933 at Craik, Sask, the youngest son of Karl Rudolf and Marie (nee: Hortnagel). As a very young child he suffered from a mastoid ear, which required surgery. During this operation he suffered oxygen deprivation which left him mentally challenged. Eddie attended Burke School for a short time when his parents moved back to the Yorkton area. Eddie was a son, brother, and uncle to many nieces and nephews and also friend to many. He loved to walk in his early days and could be seen many times walking along Broadway out to the cemetery and even on occasion to the Yorkton Airport. He was a kind soul who always had a tale to tell. Eddie faced many challenges in his life and overcame many. He lived his life in later years in Queen Elizabeth Court and acquired life long friends there too. Larry & Phyllis Richards, his neighbor Anne Liebrecht, and the morning coffee group at Queen Elizabeth Court always watched out for Eddie. His special friend Adrienne who kept his house nice and tidy, washing clothes, as well as helping him with whatever else needed to be done. When he was able he loved to go camping with Mavis and Garry to the Lake of the Prairies and especially if he caught some fish for supper. Eddie passed away at 5:45 pm on February 21st, 2010 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a lengthy illness. He died peacefully at 77 years of age. Eddie is predeceased by his parents, Karl and Marie; his step mother, Anna; an infant brother; sister, Elfrieda; brother, Karl; uncles, Bill and John and sisters-in-law, Pauline and Stella . He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his brothers, Rudy of Winnipeg, MB, Garry & Mavis Kaschl of Yorkton, Sk, Bill and Lynn of Calgary, AB, Bob and Carol of Saskatoon, Sk, John and Doreen of Imperial, Sk and Kevin of Saskatoon, Sk; sisters, Sella & Ken of Thunder Bay, Ont and Anna and George of Winnipeg, MB; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

KASTRUKOFF - Dora (nee Chernenkoff), of Yorkton, formerly of Regina passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2009. Dora was born on October 17th, 1915 in the Pelly area to Alex and Rena Chernenkoff. She was attended Lister School where she excelled in her studies. It was here that she began developing her lifelong interests in sports and drama. In 1936 she married her husband Walter and they took on the family farm at Benito. They were blessed with four children over the next few years. In the early fifties, Walter became a grain buyer which resulted in a series of moves to locations such as: Shortdale, Hyas and Goodeve. By this time most of the flock had left the nest and Dora and Walter moved to Regina. In short order, they began their second careers as apartment managers. It was during this time that they continued to curl and began bowling and golfing. Mom was quite an athlete and made many friends and had many pleasant outings at various tournaments and bonspiels. In the early 90's Dora and Walter retired from the apartments and began to take life a bit easier. Even while employed they made many trips to various parts of Canada and then an extended trip to Russia. Then in 2000 they made the move to their final home in Yorkton. In 2005 as Dora's became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. It was here that she resided until her passing on Thursday, March 12, 2009. Dora was predeceased by: her parents Alex (1965), Rena (1968), sister Annie (1993), brother Fred (2000); her husband Walter passed in 2006 and their eldest son Jack in 2002. She is survived by: her daughter Lorraine sons: Gerry (Helen), Lorne (Sandra) along with eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a sister Polly. Funeral Services were held on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Grace Skomorowski of the United Church of Canada officiating. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace", "The Lord's Prayer" and "Beyond the Sunset" were played. Words of remembrance were given by Dora's children and grandchildren. Polly Kastrukoff recited the Lord's Prayer in Russian. Son, Gerry Kastrukoff served as the urnbearer. Interment followed in the Garden of Memories in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

KEITH - George, longtime Yorkton resident, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at Morris House in the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was 90 years of age. George Patterson Keith was born on August 9, 1915 at Morden, Manitoba; a son of William and Agnes (nee Watt) Keith. His early years were spent on the family farm at Morden. He received his education there and fondly reminisced about how he rode his horse to school every day. In his early 20's he moved to Yorkton and worked as a farm labourer. Here he met Bessie Border, and the couple were married on August 3, 1939 at Melville. Soon after their marriage, George joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. The couple resided at Trenton, Ontario for most of George's service. He received his discharge in 1945. The couple homesteaded at Spirit River, Alberta but returned to Yorkton in 1952, where they actively farmed until the late 1990's. George was a soft-spoken man, but strong in his convictions. He had a warm and caring manner. He greatly enjoyed the company of his family and friends and always tried to make people feel at home. His farming career brought him much satisfaction, he was a true steward of the land, living in harmony with what nature provided. Throughout his farming years, George had been involved with the UGG and NFU organizations. He was also a long time member of the Yorkton branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. In his early years, he played in a band, enjoyed singing with a barbershop quartet in the 60's, was an avid curler, and a past president of the Yorkton Farmer's Curling Club. His hobbies included working with his hands doing carpentry, stained glass and metal work. George and Bessie also enjoyed many winters in Arizona and summers at their cottage at Good Spirit Lake. Predeceased by his beloved wife on June 17, 2005 and in declining health, George had become a recent resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was also predeceased by his parents; daughter: Georgia-Lee on October 23, 2001; two brothers: Bill and Alan and two sisters: Thelma Oke and Florence Evans. He leaves with fond remembrance, son R. Bruce and wife Gwen of Yorkton; grandchildren: Lorna (Bryce) Sherring; Brian (Kristine) Shkwarchuk, Scott Keith, and Kyle (Raylene) Keith; great grandchildren: Jordan, Riley, Brendan, Bryce and Colbie Sherring, and Bronwyn Shkwarchuk. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium with interment in the family plot at the Yorkton City Cemetery. The memorial service was held on Thursday, October 20, 2005 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Jeri Bjornson officiating. Grandson, Brian Shkwarchuk gave the eulogy. Organist, Shani Apland led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. A reception followed in the lower hall of the church.

KEITH - Georgia-Lee, late of Yorkton, passed away suddenly but peacefully at her home on Tuesday, October 23, 2001. She was 61 years of age. Georgia-Lee was born in Toronto, Ontario on April 11, 1940, a daughter of George and Elizabeth 'Bessie' (nee Border) Keith. Her early years were spent growing up in Spirit River, AB. In 1952, at age 12, she moved with her family to Yorkton, SK. Following her education, she was employed at the Yorkton Union Hospital until her marriage to William Shkwarchuk in l963. Their marriage was blessed with two children; a daughter, Lorna, and a son, Brian. Family was very important to Georgia. She enjoyed her visits with family and friends, especially her grandchildren whom she dearly cherished. Her gentle ways and her kindness to all will be fondly remembered. Georgia was always only a phone call away and would leave whatever she was doing whenever there was a friend or family member in need. Georgia spent many hours at her favorite pastimes of doing puzzles and painting. Georgia's sense of humor, her hearty laugh, and her many practical jokes will be missed by all who knew her. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life: her loving parents, George and Elizabeth Keith; daughter, Lorna (Bryce) Sherring and grandchildren, Jordan, Riley, Brendan, Bryce, and Colbie; son, Brian (Kristine) Shkwarchuk; brother, Bruce (Gwen) Keith and nephews, Scott and Kyle; and special friend, Mike Kowalyshen. A Service of Comfort was held on Sunday evening, October 28, 2001 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Faye Greer officiated. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, October 29, 2001 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Don Milne officiating. The organist, James Gibney led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns The Lord's My Shepherd and Morning Has Broken. Soloist, Adelle Sherring-Maccala sang 'Amazing Grace'. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with daughter Lorna and son Brian serving as urnbearers.

KENDALL - Johanna Amelia "Mollie" (nee Dressler) of Wilsons House in Langenburg and of Churchbridge entered her eternal rest during the early morning hours of Saturday, November 30, 2002 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Esterhazy. She was 93 years of age Mollie was born on July 19, 1909 in the Beresina district of the Northwest Territories (now Saskatchewan) north of Churchbridge; a daughter of Jacob and Johanna (nee Becker) Dressler. Mollie was baptized on August 29 at Grace Lutheran Church Beresina and Confirmed in the Lutheran Faith on May 29, 1924. She received her education at the Dressler School and on April 16, 1928 was united in marriage to Philip Kendall at Yorkton, Sask. Mollie and Philip farmed north of Churchbridge for 37 years retiring and making Churchbridge their home in 1965. Following Philip's death in 1997 Mollie continued to live at her home until she moved into Wilsons House in July 2001. After being admitted to St. Anthony's Hospital on October 21 she returned to Langenburg to the care home for respite, returning to St. Anthony's in Esterhazy on November 14 where she remained until she was taken to her eternal rest. Mollie's faith in Christ was her life and was always very involved in her church: teaching Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She often played the organ for Pastor Solie for Care Home Services and for the residents every Tuesday when she went for daycare and also played the piano and sing with the residents of Wilsons House. She loved people and touched many lives in her community and neighbourhood and among relatives and friends by sharing her faith, counselling and encouragement. She also loved to sew and quilt especially the world relief program. Mollie was a loving wife mother and grandmother to her family and leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her family. Her son Larry (Shirley) of London, ON, daughters: Florence Eifert of Edmonton, AB, Joyce Poier of London, ON; son Ronald (Barbara) of Broadview SK and daughter Sharon (Dave) Thompson of Elmwood Park, Illinois. Also 21 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Mollie also leaves her brothers: Carl (Isabel) of London, ON, Jack (Edith) London, ON, Richard (Pauline) Nipawin, SK, Rev. Waldemar (Doris) Indianapolis, Indiana; sisters: Gertie Long Middle Lake, SK, Margaret Becker Edmonton, AB, Virginia Adelman Nipawin, SK, along with numerous nieces nephews relatives and friends. Mollie was predeceased by her parents, her husband Philip three children: Marjorie, Donna and David; a granddaughter Cheryl Kendall; sons-in-law Norman Poier and Willard Eifert and by brothers: Walter, Adolf and Martin and sisters: Hilda Klitzke, Adela Haberstock and Alvina Quandt. A service of comfort for family and friends was held on Thursday evening, December 4, 2002 from Trinity Lutheran Church, Churchbridge. Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, December 5, 2002 from Trinity Lutheran Church, Churchbridge, Saskatchewan with Rev. Daryl Solie and Rev. Kenneth Eifert officiating. Alice Johnson was the organist leading the congregation and Church Choir in the Hymns. The Hymn, ' When We See Christ’ was sung by soloist Audrey Solie. Reflections and remembrances of Mollie's life were given by grandson Rev. Ken Eifert with the Congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church serving as Honourary Bearers. The Ushers were Calvin Thies and Roger Kaeding. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew Yorkton Memorial Gardens with David, Donald Eifert, Richard Sopko, Dave Thompson, Timothy Kendall and Waldemar Dressler serving as casket bearers.

KIMMEL - Emiel, longtime Yorkton resident, beloved husband of Agnes, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 88 years of age. Emiel Kimmel was born on May 12, 1920 in Darkehmen, Germany; a son of Sam and Anna Kimmel. As a young child he emigrated to Canada with his parents and five older brothers and sisters. The family settled at Yorkton, where Emiel grew up and received his education. As a young man Emiel ventured to Winnipeg, where he worked for Perth's Dry Cleaners for a short time before enlisting into the Royal Canadian Army on March 4, 1941. He was with the #10 District Deport Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. In June of 1941 he was sent overseas for further training before departing for Sicily and Italy. In 1944 he joined the Special Services Force and fought in Italy and France until August of that year. He then transferred to P.P.C.L.I., where he fought in southern France and finally Holland. He returned to Winnipeg following the war, receiving his discharge on November 17, 1945. Emiel returned to Yorkton shortly after and on October 20, 1946 was united in marriage to Agnes Lowenberg. Emiel worked for Blaze Transport for the next 25 years. Following that Emiel became employed with the Provincial Government doing custodial work in the Provincial Bldg, a job he held for 10 years prior to his retirement. Emiel had been a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Yorkton branch #77. His hobbies included fishing and camping, and he was also an accomplished dart player, enjoying many games with his friends at the local Legion. Emiel was also a long serving member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he and Agnes had attended regularily. Predeceased by six brothers and sisters in Europe; a daughter, Janice Aney, and by a grandson, Brent Aney; also by brothers Fred, Manuel and Adolf, and by sisters Tillie Kompch and Kay Babey. Emiel leaves to celebrate his life, his loving wife Agnes; a daughter, Brenda (Raymond) Slogoski of Regina; son, Gerald (Ioleen) Kimmel of Edmonton; grandchildren: Felicia (Mark Mullan), Sarah and Daniel Slogoski of Regina, Jennifer (Damon) Park of Calgary and David Kimmel of Edmonton and a great granddaughter, Lily of Regina; numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Friday, April 3, 2009 from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fred Schneider officaiting. A tribute was given by granddaughter Felicia. Organist, Carla Laycock led the congregatuion in the singing of the hymns 'O God, Our Help in Ages Past', 'Amazing Grace', and 'How Great Thou Art'. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Alexander Ross Brach #77, Yorkton attended the service and performed the Legion Tribute Service. The interment followed in the veteran's section of the Yorkton City Cemetery with granddaughter Felicia Slogoski serving as the urnbearer.

KMET - Ernest, of Yorkton and formerly of the Stenen district, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at the Anderson Lodge. He was 91 years of age. Ernie Kmet was born on November 6, 1911 north of Stenen, Saskatchewan on the family homestead; a son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kmet. Ernie was raised on the family farm and received his education at Good Hue School. He then took over the farm operation. During this time Ernie was united in marriage to Olga Wasylenchuk in 1940 and together they farmed. Olga passed away in 1973. In 1976 Ernie retired from farming and moved to Yorkton, living on his own until Anderson Lodge became his home. Ernie loved to farm, especially grain farming. He loved horses, travelling and playing miniature golf. In 1978 Ernie travelled around Canada and the United States. For a number of years, he spent the winters in Kelowna. When he moved to Yorkton, Ernie joined the Seniors' group at St. Gerard's where he spent many enjoyable hours socializing, playing cards and playing pool. Ernie was predeceased by his wife Olga, a son Raymond, his parents and all of his brothers and sisters. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his children: Walter (Elizabeth) Kmet of Yorkton, Rosalind (Jullian) Olenick of Regina and Daniel (Jackie) Kmet of Calgary; six grandchildren: Jason Kmet, Cheryl Kmet, Brad (Tina) Olenick, Stacey (Darin) Anderson, Christa Olenick (Wade Whitfield), Cameron Kmet and two great grandchildren: Lucas and Connor Anderson. Prayer services were held on Friday evening May 2, 2003 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton. Diana Hornung was the organist. The Hymns for the Prayer Vigil were 'You Are Near', Psalm 121 and 'Something Which Is Known'. Reflections of Ernie's life were given by his son Walter, daughter Rose and grandson Brad. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday afternoon, May 3, 2003 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton with Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. Rita Hilbig was the organist leading the congregation and choir in the Hymns: 'Here I Am Lord', Psalm 23, 'Blest Are They', 'Peace Is Flowing Like A River', 'Song Of The Angels' and 'Halleluyah, Give Thanks To The Risen Lord'. The lay readers were Stacey Anderson, Christa Olenick and Cheryl Kmet with Jason Kmet serving as Cross bearer. The interment took place at the Canora Town Cemetery with Jason Kmet, Brad Olenick, Darin Anderson, Ted Deneschuk, Orest Dudiak and Joe Dudiak serving as Casket Bearers.

KNOLL - Lorene (Lorraine) Grace (nee Grunert) Knoll died peacefully to be with her Heavenly Father on April 6, 2012 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Kamloops, BC. Lorene Grunert, known by her friends as "Lorraine," was born July 13, 1925 on her family's farm outside Yorkton, SK. After growing up on the family farm, attending the local country school, she then graduated from the Yorkton Collegiate Institute. After completing teacher training certification at the Normal School in Regina, she returned to teach school at the local one room Grunert School, very close to her familyís farm. She married her long time childhood friend, Winston Knoll July 21, 1950 at West Ebenezer Baptist Church, north of Yorkton, SK. After marrying, they moved to Regina living there until 1995.Throughout her long life, music was her great love. She was church organist and accompanist for innumerable church soloists and choirs. Many friends and family were blessed with chocolate cake, coffee and a warm chat in her home for many years. After Winston's retirement, they enjoyed many old and new friendships in Kelowna, BC until 2012. She moved with Winston to Kamloops to be closer to family at the close of her life. Lorraine is survived by her loving husband, Winston, and her two sons, Dale (married to Dorothy) and Garry (married to Susan). A family interment occurred on April 11 at 11 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, BC. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate the life of Lorraine at 2:00 p.m., May 5, 2012, at 933 Glenacre Road, McLure, BC.

KOBELKA - Victoria (nee Slowski), beloved wife of Mike Kobelka entered eternal life in the presence of her loving family on Monday, July 20th at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 77 years of age. Victoria (nee Slowski) was born on December 10, 1931 to Metro and Nellie (Fewchuk) Slowski, the youngest of fourteen children. On September 26, 1959 Victoria married Mike Kobelka and they started their married life in Lenswood, Manitoba where they farmed. In 1967 they moved to Birch River, Manitoba, purchased land in Bellsite and continued to farm. After their children started school Vicky began working at the Birch River Bakery. Later Mike and Vicky both took over as caretakers at the Birch River School until moving to Yorkton in 1981. Victoria gained employment with Yorkton Home Care until her retirement. In 1996 Mike & Vicky moved to Jubilee Crescent for their retirement years. Victoria's passion was her family and her cookbooks (she could prepare a meal in ten minutes when there was nothing in the fridge). She always enjoyed visiting family and friends and a good card game. Victoria was predeceased by her parents Metro & Nellie; her son Jimmy in 2006 and her infant grandson Jeffery in 1981; siblings Katherine, Mary, Helen, Harry (all as children); her sisters Anne German, Polly German and Jenny Kobylka and bothers John, Peter, Bill and Mike Slowski. She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory her husband Mike of 49 years; her three daughters Joyce (Stan) Urbanoski of Yorkton, Theresa (Michael) Urbanowski of Regina and Sheila of Calgary; grandchildren: Bernadette (Doug) Pankoski of Lethbridge, Dwayne Urbanoski of Calgary, Scott Urbanoski (Rebeka) of Saskatoon, Dayna Urbanowski (fiancée Justin) of Edmonton, Danita Urbanowski (Sam) of Edmonton, Chad Kobelka of Edmonton, Chelsea Kobelka (fiancée Sam) of Edmonton and Dylan Kobelka of Edmonton; great grandchildren Jules and Gabe Pankoski of Lethbridge; sister Lena Bergen; brother Matt (Betty) Slowe; sisters-in-law Pauline Slowski, Verna Kobelka, Helen Kobelka, Mary Kobelka, Eunice Kobelka; brother-in-law Steve (Jean) Kobelka and many special nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Thursday, July 23rd at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yorkton. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, July 24th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The cross bearer was Cheryl Slowski and the banner bearers were Darlene Kitchen and Debbie Kereluk. The responses were led by cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky and parish choir members. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Billy Slowski, Rodney Slowski, Dwayne German, Kyle Kitchen Jerry Kobylka and David Kereluk serving as the casket bearers. Following the interment, violinist Peter Kobylka played a musical tribute. Victoria's family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the caring staff at Malinoski House; Father Mel, cantor Gerald Yaholnitsky, choir, Larry German at Bailey's, friends and family who visited at the Nursing Home and everyone who showed acts of kindness by your attendance, flowers, food, memorial contributions. God Bless You!!

KOHAN - Mary (nee Marinovich) passed away peacefully with family at her bedside in Regina Saskatchewan on August 8/08 at the age of 97. She was born on May 18, 1911 on the family farm in Stenen, Sask. to John and Martha Marinovich (nee Moroz). Mary, the eldest of 6 children, was raised on the farm and educated in the Stenen District. Hard working, Mary loved the farm and continued farming following her marriage to Steve Kohan on June 4, 1927. They purchased land in Hyas and farmed with their 6 children for the next 22 years. Known for her fabulous home-cooked meals, travelers made a point to stay at the hotels in Tugaski and Invermay that she and Steve owned and operated after leaving the farm from 1955-1967. Retiring then to Yorkton, Mary and Steve continued to welcome all into their home they built on Maple Ave. Church, work and people were the essence of Mary. A life member of the UCWL (Ukrainian Catholic Women's League), Mary could always be found around the church either singing in the choir, making perogies or simply praying. Proud of her Ukrainian heritage, Mary excelled in many Ukrainian crafts such as Easter Eggs, cross stitching, sewing and preparing delicious Ukrainian food. She loved to share this and taught many including her children and grandchildren these fine arts. The last 10 years of her life were spent in Regina. Strong in her faith, Mary continued her involvement in church activities through St. Basil's Parish. Mary was a faithful loving wife and proud mother of 5 generations. She was predeceased by her husband Steve in 1988 and son John in 1992, sisters Sue and Anne and brothers Peter and Steve. She is survived by her brother Nick in Ottawa, children Eileen, Olga, Tom, Vern and Gladys and numerous grand, great, great-great, and great-great-great grandchildren. Mary will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by her family and friends. Prayers were held on Monday, August 11th. Preceding the prayers was the Holy Rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League and the Blue Army. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, August 12th, both services at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. Rev. Father Raymond Lukie, was the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & parish choir members. The crossbearer was Derek Zurowski and the epistle reader was Anna Marie LaBossiere. The honour guard was former by Ukrainian Catholic Women's League members. Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Doug Zurowski, Keenan Ratushniak, Tom Kohan, Stephen Kohan, Mark Kohan and Aaron Thompson serving as the casket bearers.

KOHUTT – Helga Kohutt, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2010 with her daughter by her side. She was 90 years of age. Helga Odessa Kohutt was the fourth child of eight born to Harold and Sarah (nee Webster) Opdahl. She was born on September 10, 1919 in the Tompkins district of Saskatchewan. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith. She maintained a quiet confidence in God throughout her lifetime. The family moved from that area and eventually took up a homestead in the Choiceland district, where Helga obtained most of her schooling at Blue Fox School. She began to work at the age of 15 as a house-keeper, but in her late teens she started a life-long career as a cook, beginning at the Choiceland Hotel Café. On April 21, 1941 she married Nels Oman. A daughter was born in 1943. After various moves, the family settled in Edson, AB in 1949. Nels died in 1969 and Helga remained in Edson until 1977, when she moved to Yorkton to be near her daughter and family. On July 1, 1978 she married George Kohutt. They lived in Regina until George’s passing in 1993, at which time Helga moved back to Yorkton. She lived in her house on Wellington Park Road until 2004 when declining health made it necessary to move into a suite in her daughter’s house on Assiniboia Ave. In January of 2009 she became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, where she remained until her death. Helga was predeceased by her first husband, Nels Oman, her second husband, George Kohutt, her son-in-law, Walter Pedde, her parents, Harold & Sarah Opdahl, her brothers, Minard, Helmer and Douglas, her sisters, Meryl Opdahl, Mafie Robertson, and Lita Opdahl. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Elin Pedde of Yorkton, her grandson Kevin Pedde (fiancé Sue Holland) of Vancouver, BC, her sister, Ilamae Webster (Lloyd) of Fort , BC, sisters-in-law, Rose Kaminsky (Orest) of Yorkton, Mary Mostaway of Calder, and Elsie Kohutt of Stoney Creek, ON, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. The family gratefully acknowledges the kind and compassionate care by Dr. Groenewald, the nursing staff, and all the care aides at North 1 YDNH. We would also like to thank all the home care workers who attended her twice daily for two years before she entered hospital. Following cremation a family graveside service will take place, according to Helga’s wishes.

KOLODZIEJAK - Sharon Julia Marlene (nee Gulash) beloved mother of Darcy and Dixie passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 51 years of age. Sharon was born on December 21, 1955 at Yorkton Saskatchewan; a daughter of Mike and Mable (nee Elaski) Gulash. Sharon attended school in Otthon and Yorkton and was married at a young age to Bruce Kolodziejak on October 27, 1972. They lived in Edmonton for a few years moving back to Otthon and then Yorkton. Sharon raised her family in Yorkton and worked until her heart surgery in 1997 which placed on a restricted working life. She loved her family and her grandchildren and spent a lot of time visiting with them. Her friends were special which found them all having coffee together most days. As well she loved to knit. Sharon leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her former husband Bruce (they have always remained close friends). Her children: Darcy (Jeanie) Kolodziejak, Dixie Kolodziejak; grandchildren: Chynea, Joel, Kolodziejak ,Kylee Hulm Kolodziejak, all of Yorkton. Her brothers: Brian (Sandy) of Yorkton, Barry (Margaret Ardell) of Regina, David (Rosann) of Saskatoon, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Sharon wsa predeceased by her father in February 1988, mother in July 1989; brothers: Doug in October 1995, Larry at childbirth and Michael in infancy. Prayer Vigil Service was held on Wednesday evening, December 27, 2006 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church, Yorkton, with the hymn selections being: "You Are Near" and "How Great Thou Art". Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday morning, December 28, 2006 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant and Rev. Father Anthony Ibeazor as Con Celebrant. The reader was Ernie Bobowski with Gregory Dubois and Sebastian Prost as Altar Servers. Chynea Kolodziejak and Kylee - Hulm Kolodziejak were Crossbearers. Kyla Horning was the organist leading the congregation and parish choir in the hymns. Honourary Bearers named were: Tracey Ardell, Kylee - Hulm Kolodziejak, Chynea , Joel Kolodziejak, Mike and Rudy Gulash. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with: Kenny Gulash, Terry Ardell, Stefan Sawkey, Kerry LeSann, John Ardell and Harvey Kolodziejak serving as casketbearers.

KOPCHYNSKI - Victoria (nee Lis), resident of the Yorkton and district Nursing Home, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2001. She was 100 years, 2 months and 27 days of age. Victoria Kopchynski was born on November 25th 1900 in Bratkowice, Poland, which is near the city of Rzeszow, close to the Austrian border. She was one of 12 children born to Mary (nee Snroniec) and Karl Lis. The family lived on a small 15-acre plot passed from generation to generation. Victoria, when old enough, immediately helped the family by working in the field. She obtained an education by attending elementary school for six years for half a day each day. Victoria had to alternate with brothers and sisters going to school because there was not enough room in the classroom. As she matured she realized she could not stay on the farm any longer, for all the children could not be supported at once. She couldn't make a life in Poland because of poor economic conditions. Through advertisements, Victoria discovered Canada. She decided to go to Canada without a sponsor to find work and hopefully a life for herself. After medical examinations by six doctors in Danzig and no sponsor, her wait for a passport took longer but being 21 was an advantage to her. Victoria left Danzig on the Cunard ocean liner Rusonia on May 3rd, 1929. She arrived in London where she again spent a week for medicals. From London she arrived in Quebec City on May 20th with only a suitcase and $200. The immigration officials checked her hands to see if she had worked (which for Victoria was no problem as most of her youth was spent helping in the fields). She also had to assure them she had more than $25 with her as she would have been deported back to Poland. Victoria then took the train to Yorkton. Her first six months were spent on a farm in the Willowbrook district. The first few years in Canada were hard, lonely and painful for Victoria. It was hard to learn the English language and she knew very few Polish people to converse with. Victoria then went to Yorkton where she worked as a maid for a lawyer. She made $15 a month and worked there for four years. It was during this time that she met Stanley Kopchynski who was introduced to her by a friend. On November 27, 1934 the couple were married. They resided in Yorkton where Stanley was employed with the CNR. On September 15, 1936, their only son Julian was born. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1984. Victoria enjoyed cooking and tending to a large garden. She was a devout Catholic who read scripture faithfully. She was a member of St. Gerard's and the CWL. On November 26, 1992 Stanley passed away. In November of 1993 Victoria became a resident of the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton, and since April 21, 1998 had been a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She leaves to mourn her passing her son Julian and his wife Caroline of Sun Lakes, Arizona; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Chris and his wife Connie of Minneapolis, MN, Mark and his wife Marge and their daughter Kimberly of Glendale, Arizona, Richard and his wife Burnie and daughters Amy and Alex of Phoenix, Arizona, David of Phoenix, Arizona and Teresa Valentine and her husband Mike of Phoenix, Arizona, as well as other relatives and friends. The prayer vigil service was held on Wednesday evening, February 28, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Deacon Urban Kiernan presided. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, March 1, 2001 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as celebrant. The lay-reader was granddaughter Teresa Valentine. The organist, Sharon McArthur led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Lift High the Cross, Come to Me, Like A Shepherd, May Flights of Angels Lead You and How Great Thou Art. Members of the CWL formed an honour guard in her memory. Honorary bearers were Joe Kopchynski, Edward Piontek and Frances McPhee. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with grandsons Christopher, Richard, Mark and David Kopchynski serving as the casketbearers.

KORMOS - Rhonda Leanne Kormos was born on June 28, 1967 at the Yorkton Union Hospital. She passed away peacefully on November 26, 2010 with her family by her side after a brave and courageous battle following by a brief illness. Rhonda was the youngest of five children born to Julius and Joan Kormos. She grew up in the family farm by Otthon and received her education in the Yorkton Public School System. She completed her hairdressing course and began her career at Darlene’s Style House and Regis Hair Salon in Yorkton and Saskatoon. Rhonda relocated to Regina and began sharing her life with Monty Hagen. In October of 1997 they shared in the birth of their son, Carmen. Prior to Carmen’s birth, Rhonda and Monty worked at sharpening scissors at Hair Salons as well as animal groomers. This business took them out of Regina a lot, and once Carmen had arrived, it became difficult to travel with a little tyke. Rhonda then became a stay at home mom and homemaker. Rhonda had many interests. She excelled in her cooking skills and was always trying new recipes. She made delicious dill pickles and salsa. She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed being at home. Rhonda had a talent for cross stitching, and many people are blessed to have received one of her many projects. Rhonda had a beautiful smile and loved to laugh. She enjoyed coming home and spending time with family. Christmas was always a special time of the year for her. Once Carmen was old enough to play ball, Rhonda became an excellent softball mom. She was an avid fan and participated in and helped the team by taking on various roles. She was especially proud of Carmen this summer as his team won the championship. Rhonda was predeceased by her father, Julius Kormos in December 2007. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life, her partner, the love of her life Monty Hagen; her son Carmen, who was the pride and joy of her life; mother Joan Kormos; sister Barb; brothers Clayton (Larry), Kelly and his daughters Kassandra and Hannah; Rick (Darlene) and their children Darla, Delyse, Brandi and Brody; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Prayers will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

KOROPATWA - Olga (nee Raina). It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Olga Koropatwa, aged 79 years, on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at the Pallaitive Care Unit of Pasqua Hospital in Regina. Predeceased by her husband Steve; daughter Gloria Yuzik; brothers, Paul, Eugene and Joe Raina; sister and brother-in-law Emily and Peter Oleksiuk; brother-in-law John Ostapovich; sister-in-law Ellen Sabadash; Olga is survived by her sister Natalie (Nick) Federko; daughter and son-in-law Josie and Darwin Moore; son and daughter-in-law Lorne and Donna Koropatwa; daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Richard Runge; son-in-law Ernie Yuzik; grandchildren, Shauna (Mike) Flaman, Rob (Leeann) Moore, Tara (Brad) Moulder, Vaughn Koropatwa. Leah (Mike) Tallman, Troy (Lori) Yuzik, Trish (Scott) McBeth; great grandchildren, Jessica, Michaela, Haylee, Garrett. Matthew, Nicholas, Jeffrey, Dakota and Dawson; sister-in-law Ann Ostapovich, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Peter (Minnie) Koropatwa; sisters-in-law Margaret Raina and Winnie Raina and brother-in-law Peter Sabadash; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. To our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend: we will always cherish your courage, caring and humour. Your unconditional commitment to Family, Church, Friends and Community is your Legacy. You have touched the hearts of so many and we are honored to be a part of you. Prayers were held on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The rosary led by members of UCWLC preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, March 3, 2003 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Methodius Kushko, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle reader was Eugenia Richardson and the cross bearer was Leah Tallman. The UCWLC Honour Guard included Sonja Pawliw bearing the prapor; Martha Greschuk and Marty Otchenash serving as the banner bearers; and Rose Mysko, Helen Vaughan and Adeline Wytrykush carring the memorial wreath. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Vaughn Koropatwa, Robert Moore, Troy Yuzik, Mike Tallman, Mike Flaman and Scott McBeth serving as the casket bearers. The eulogy was conveyed by Shauna Flaman.

KOWALCHUK - Rose (nee Hunchak) entered eternal peace on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 in the presence of her daughter at Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 83 years of age. Rose was born on May 10, 1919 at Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Theodore and Kathleen (nee Melnychuk) Hunchak. She was raised on the family farm in the Foam Lake district and attended Windthorpe School. She started her career as a waitress in Foam Lake and later in Yorkton. In 1943 Rose was united in marriage to Fred Kowalchuk. The couple farmed in the Foam Lake area until 1959 when they moved to Yorkton. It was here that Rose established and operated Rose's Green House until the spring of 1989. Rose also kept her home open to less fortunate people for approximately 20 years. She loved working in her green house and enjoyed gardening. Her home was always open to family and friends. Rose loved her family dearly with her grandchildren having a special place in her heart. Her family will fondly remember her often used sayings, 'Holy Smackens', 'Kookarooka' and 'Its not bad...'. Predeceased by her parents; grandson Dean Matthew; great granddaughter Linnia Falkowsky; sisters, Marie Bishop, Ann Hanson and Domna Hunchak and brothers, Willie, Alex and George in infancy; John and Steve; Rose leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Nelson of Yorkton, Carl (Gloria) of Yorkton, and Doug (Joan) of Gilbert Plains, MB; a daughter June (John) Sveinbjornson of Yorkton; thirteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren and three brothers, George Hunchak of Foam Lake, Pete Hunchak of Toronto, Nick Hunchak of Vancouver, BC and Joe Hunchak of Foam Lake. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 15th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Trevor Cherry of the World Wide Church of God officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. All those in attendance were considered honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Memories at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Carl Kowalchuk serving as the urn bearer.

KOWALL - Ben, of Yorkton, passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday, October 26, 2001. He was 77 years of age. Benjamin Kowall was born on April 29, 1924 on the family farm in the Norquay district of Saskatchewan, son of Harry and Pauline (nee Cherewyk) Kowall. His elementary years were spent at South Willowgrove School. He furthered his education by attending St. Joseph's College in Yorkton and later received his teaching degree. He taught for several years before he met Minnie (nee Olenick). Ben and Minnie were married on October 22, 1950. After leaving his teaching position, Ben and his family lived in various cities in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan before they returned to Yorkton in 1965. Here he managed the West Broadway Esso. After leaving the garage business he worked with the Canadian Motor Association before retaining a position with Kent Flour Mills until his retirement. Ben was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council #5182 and of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood as well as serving on the Yorkton City Council as an Alderman. Ben enjoyed golfing, playing cards, watching sports and socializing on coffee row. His greatest passion was being with his grandchildren and family. Ben passed away peacefully on Friday October 26, 2001. He was seventy-seven years of age. Ben was predeceased by his wife, Minnie; his parents, Harry and Pauline; brothers, Mike and Nick; sister, Anne. He leaves to cherish his memory his five sons, Gerald of Edmonton, AB, Tim (Jody) and their children, Maxwell, Matthew, Fergus and Tayler-Anne of Sharon, ON, David (Deborah) and their children, Parker and Sara-Jo of Sherwood Park, AB, Patrick (Lisa) and their children, Shaina, Haille and Logan of Prince Albert, SK and Joseph (Tracy) and their children, Nicholas, Zachary and Cassidy of Yorkton, SK; one sister, Helen; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Monday, October 29th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The rosary led by members of Knights of Columbus, Fr. Delaere Council and Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, St. Volodymyr Branch preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, October 30th at St. Mary's Church with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses.The cross bearer was Wally Kateryniuk and the epistle reader was Joe Huska. Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood participated in the funeral with an honour guard formed by president Glen Tymiak bearing the branch banner, Ed McLashen and Peter Gulka carrying the church banners. The ushers were Norm Yasinski, Victor Pachala, Dan Lackmanec and Carl Pacholko. The UCBC honourary bearers were John Pacholka, Wally Baluk, Joe J. Ratushniak, Fred Bodnaryk, Zenon Musey, Ned Pisiak, Lorne Sakundiak, Matt Salyn, John Hunko and Eugene Hnatiuk. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Nick Chaikowski, Ray Matisho, Perry Kowall, Dennis Kowall, Russell Cherwak and George Lazurko serving as the casket bearers.

KOZAK - Harry. On Sunday, March 8th, 2009 Harry Kozak of Yorkton, SK passed away peacefully at the Yorkton District Nursing Home. Harry was born on February 6, 1916 on a farm near Kipling, Saskatchewan. As a young child, the family moved to Oakshella, Saskatchewan where they continued farming. Harry attended the Rillington School and played softball with the Cullins Lake Team. In 2001, the team was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sportsman Hall of Fame in Indian Head, Saskatchewan. Harry farmed with the family until he enlisted in the Canadian Army with the Regina Rifles Unit in December, 1942. In the spring of 1943, he was transferred to Aldershot, England and later transferred with the Fourth Division as corporal to Nijmegen, Holland. After returning to Canada in 1946, he was discharged. Harry was an active parishioner of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, a long time member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, a Life Member of Fr. Delaere, Knights of Columbus Council, a Fourth Degree Honorary Life Member of Brother Stanislaus Assembly and a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Harry was predeceased by his father, mother and stepmother, three sisters and three brothers. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 62 years, Mary (Wonitowy); son Kenn (Sharon) and Roslyn of Yorkton; Loretta (Bob) Romanko, Jill, Lise and John of Vancouver; Lorraine (Jeff) Slater, Andrew, Evan and Ian of Vancouver. Prayers were held on Wednesday, March 11th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. The rosary led by members of the Knights of Columbus and Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood preceded. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Thursday, March 12th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Methodius Kushko, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's English Choir. The cross bearers were Evan & Ian Slater and the epistle reader was Kenn Kozak. Everyone touched by Harry's life were considered honourary bearers. Serving in an Honour Guard were members of Fourth Degree, Brother Stanislaus Assembly, Knights of Columbus & Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood. Legion Tribute Services were conducted by General Alexander Ross Branch #77 with John Miller as Padre; Sgt-at-Arms Peter Wyatt, and Colour Party, Larry Hamilton, Bill McQuarrie, Russell Bishop and Wally Austman. Act of Remembrance was given by Joe Yurkoski. The interment took place in the Garden of Devotion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Lawrence Moskowy , Jeff Slater, Bob Romanko, Andrew Slater, John Romanko and Dale Winnitowy served as the casket bearers.

KRAMER - Steve was born on July 26, 1914 on the family farm in the Rokeby district of Saskatchewan; a son of Sam and Ksenia (nee Blahey) Kramer. He was raised on the farm and attended the Rosemount School. At the age of 17, he started his own threshing crew. On May 23, 1937 Steve was united in marriage to Sonia Gulka at Yorkton, and the couple enjoyed nearly 66 wonderful years of marriage. They farmed in the Pebble Lake district, in between Yorkton and Rokeby. Steve enjoyed all of nature's wonderful gifts of hunting, trapping and fishing as well as raising rainbow trout in his dug-out. Later in life he especially enjoyed curling and playing cribbage. When Steve retired from farming, the couple moved to Yorkton in 1976. Steve will always be remembered as a good person who was also community minded, he served as president of the Yorkton Farmers Curling Club for many years, and was bestowed the honour of a life membership. Although Steve was in good health for much of his senior years, this past year his health had been in steady decline. On November 12th he became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Steve passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 22, 2003. He was 88 years of age. Predeceased by his parents Sam and Ksenia; a daughter Angeline Milbank; a sister Lena Twining; a brother Bill and sister-in-law Isabel Kramer; and a daughter-in-law Lucille Kramer. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Sonia; two sons, Bill of Yorkton, and Sam and his wife Josie of MacNutt; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeff) Koroll of Saskatoon, Lindy (Kelly) Becker of Yorkton, Rhonda (Gerry) Popiuk of Melville, Memori Kramer of Roblin, Steven (Sheri) Kramer of Regina, Reg (Ginger) Milbank of North Carolina, Randy (Ginger) Milbank of San Jose, Ron (Chris) Milbank of Gardnerville, Nevada; great grandchildren, Joshua and Matthew Koroll, Samantha and Shelby Kramer, Colton Kramer, Renee and Rachelle Milbank, and R.J., Nickolas and Katlyn Milbank; sisters, Ann Wiley of Toronto, Stephanie Baker of Ukiah, California, and Lillian Eremko of Calgary; a brother Danny (Marg) Kramer of North Battleford; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends.

KRAMER - Sonia of Yorkton beloved wife of the late Steve Kramer entered eternal rest on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home at the age of 87 years. Sonia was born on Marrch 6, 1919 in Yorkton, Sask. A daughter of Steve and Anna (Zawitkowski) Gulka. On May 23, 1937 Sonia was united in marriage to Steve Kramer at Yorkton and the couple enjoyed nearly 66 wonderful years of marriage. They farmed in the Pebble Lake district and over the years Sonia fully enjoyed her role as a dairy farmer's wife and especially enjoyed the yardwork and gardening. She'll always be remembered as the 'Avon Lady' in her community; having spent over 50 years as their representative receiving many awards for outstanding achievements. When Steve retired from farming they moved into Yorkton in 1976. After Steve died in 2003 Sonia continued to make her home in Yorkton and then moved to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home where she has since resided. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Steve; a daughter Angeline Milbank; daughter-in-law Lucille; brothers-in-law: Ted Taylor, Albert Souliere, Val Neilson, Bud Campbell and two sisters: Katie (Ted) Taylor, Jean (Albert) Souliere. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life two sons: Bill (friend Connie) of Yorkton, Sk., Sam (Josie) of MacNutt, Sk. Her grandchildren: Reg (Ginger) Milbank of North Carolina, Randy (Ginger) Milbank of San Jose, California, Ron (Chris) Milbank of Reno , Nevada, Rhonda (Gerry) Popiuk of Melville, Sk., Memori Kramer of Roblin, MB., Steven (Sheri) Kramer of Regina, Sk., Jennifer (Jeff) Koroll of Saskatoon, Sk., Lindy (Kelly) Becker of Yorkton, Sk.; great grandchildren: Renee and Rachelle Milbank, R.J., Nickolas and Kaitlyn Milbank, Samantha and Shelby Kramer, Czena Kramer, Colton Crone, Joshua and Matthew Koroll and Adam Becker; sisters: Marge (Val) Neilson, Anne (Bud) Campbell; sister-in-law Mary Gulka brother-in-law Danny (Marg) of North Battleford, Sk as well as numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. Funeral service and Parastas was held on Tuesday morning, July 11, 2006 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev Father Methodius Kushko of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses to the service were sung by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita and members of the Parish Choir. The Cross Bearer was Jennifer Koroll. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ken Eremko, Steven Kramer, Ed Magis, Gerry Popiuk, Jeff Koroll and Kelly Becker serving as Casket Bearers.

KROCHAK - Stan went "home to be with the Lord", January 8, 2009 with his loving wife Liz at his side. He was 62 years of age. Stan was born in Swan River, MB, May 13, 1946. He received his early schooling in White Beach, SK, and then attended school in Yorkton. During his high school years, Stan served in the militia. After high school Stan started his sales career with E.B. Smith's men's wear. Soon Stan found himself entering the automotive service and sales industry with Firestone where he quickly worked his way up to manager. Stan continued in the automotive industry working for Northern Motors, Canadiana, Key Chev Olds, Canadian Tire and Auto Electric. In 2000 he was able to fulfill a dream and started A Cute Cut Yard Services with his youngest son, Stanley Jr. On June 28th, 1969 Stan married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Gorchynski. They were blessed with four children Dwayne, Lauressa, Jody and Stanley Jr., a wonderful daughter in law and two great sons in law. Stan enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially hunting. Sadly, this was the first hunt he missed in over 30 years of hunting with Frank Bielka. In 1988, Stan committed his life to Jesus Christ and began a life of service to God. Soon after his decision, Stan and his family joined the Yorkton Apostolic Church (Family Worship Center). He served faithfully as a board member, deacon and elder as well as being an active member of Full Gospel Business Men's fellowship. Stan was dedicated to serving others and was always ready to lend a helping hand. Stan was honoured to minister the Word of God, filling pulpits for congregations without a Pastor, ministering at Anderson Lodge or just a friend in the coffee shop. If you were really blessed you may have been one of the ones to hear him sing and play his guitar, which was another passion of his. In 1995 Stan became "Papa" with the first of 8 adoring grandchildren who will miss him dearly. They will miss getting quad rides from Papa, having tea parties with plastic cups, sitting on his lap for a cuddle or getting to help cut a lawn. As much as they miss him, they all know that Papa is in Heaven with Jesus, and cheering them on to run their race. Stan is predeceased by his parents John and Nellie Krochak, Liz's parents Nicholas and Minnie Gorchynski, his brother Jerry Krochak., sister-in-law Linda Krochak and a sister in infancy. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Elizabeth, sons Dwayne (Melanie) Krochak, Stanley Jr. Krochak, daughters Lauressa (Murray) Bryck, Jody (Paul) Dreher, grandchildren Miriah, Zachary and Brett Krochak, Zinovia and Zander Bryck, Kassidy, Logan and Ella Dreher, sisters Verna Dobko, Marion (Len) Haller, Beverly Byers, sister in law Sharon Krochak, brothers Bill (Sovilla) Krochak, Thomas Krochak, and Donald Krochak, Liz's siblings, extended family, many precious friends, a caring church family and an appreciated clientele. An evening service of comfort was held on Monday, January 12, 2009 from the Family Worship Centre in Yorkton. Pastor Gerald Wagner officiated. Song leaders were Cynthia Nelson and Susan Reese, who led in the singing of the hymns. Tributes were given by Stan Krochak Jr., Ray & Elaine Desrochers, and Wilbert & Alice Matechuk. A special song was sung by Randy King, called "Man In The Middle". The interment preceeded the funeral on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 as the family gathered at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens for the committal. Casketbearers were Stanley Jr., Randy Reese, Ray Desrochers, Wilbert Matechuk, Jerry Heshka and Brian Jones. The funeral took place at the Family Worship Centre in the afternoon with Pastor Gerald Wagner officiating. Leading in song, were Kevin & Anne McMillan, as well as Dr. Paul & Laura Gaertner from Saskatoon. Hymns sung were by Randy King. Tributes to Stan were offered by family members including Lauressa, Jody, Dwayne and Elizabeth, and by nephew Randy Reese. Grandchildren Zachary, Miriah, Zinovia and Kassidy read scripture. Honorary bearers were Frank Bielka, Sharon & Eugene Wonchulenko, Donald Krochak, Glen Erhardt, Nelson Pohl, Sharon Mattis, Vern Haberman, Randy King, Al Stoski, and Chris Hawkins. A reception followed in the fellowship hall.

KUCHMIAK - Bishop Michael. Peacefully and prayerfully in his room at St. Joseph's Home in Saskatoon, Bishop Michael Kuchmiak, retired exarch for the Ukrainian Catholics in Great Britain, died on Tuesday, August 26, 2008. He was 85 years of age. Michael Kuchmiak was born in Western Ukraine on February 5, 1923 to Ilias and Katherine (nee Traczuk) Kuchmiak, the eldest of six children. His birthplace, Obertyn, is a small town in the District of Horodenka in the province of Stanislaviv, later renamed Ivano-Frankivsk, in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. He attended school in Obertyn and then Kolomyia. World War II was beginning just as Michael received his teaching certificate. He had planned to enter the religious life but instead taught first in an elementary school in Zhabye (in the Carpathians), then for two years served in the First Ukrainian Division of the Ukrainian National Army. In 1945 he took the opportunity to travel to Rome, where he enrolled at St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Seminary, and studied at the Pontifical University Propaganda Fide. While there, he met Rev. John Bala, a Ukrainian Redemptorist from Canada, who encouraged him to join the Redemptorist Congregation. The seminarian took his advice, becoming a novice at Ciorani (near Naples) in 1947. He made his first profession of vows on October 3, 1948, at the very same altar St. Alphonsus Liguori, founder of the Redemptorist Congregation, had professed his vows some 200 years earlier. Bishop Michael cherished this privilege. Seminary studies were then continued with the Ukrainian Redemptorist seminarians in Canada at Waterford, Ontario. He professed his perpetual vows on October 3, 1950, and completed his studies at St. Mary's Seminary in Meadowvale, Ontario. He was ordained a deacon on February 15, 1956, by Bishop Isidore Borecky of Toronto, Ontario. On May 13, 1956, again at the hands of Bishop Isidore, Father Michael Kuchmiak was ordained a priest, together with two other classmates, Frs. George Perejda and John Fetsco. The first assignment of the newly ordained Fr. Michael was to the motherhouse of the Ukrainian Redemptorists, Yorkton, Saskatchewan in 1957. He became the pastoral assistant at St. Mary's Parish in Yorkton and also for the Ukrainian Catholic Mission - the many parishes of the rural Yorkton district. From 1957 - 1965 he took pastoral charge of the Wynyard District with care and devotion. In Yorkton he devoted himself to the care of youth and young married couples, directing an active Youth Club (UCY), and working closely with the Roman Catholic pastors (also Redemptorists) at St. Gerard's Parish to organize two Catholic schools and form a separate school board in Yorkton. He also served as catechist at Sacred Heart Academy, a high school for girls conducted by the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate, and at St. Joseph's College, a Christian Brothers high school for boys. Fr. Michael was appointed novice master in May, 1965. The novitiate was then in Meadowvale, Ontario. While taking good care of his charges there, he also was the extraordinary confessor to the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate and their novices at Ancaster, Ontario. In 1967, Fr. Michael again returned to Yorkton, to be the superior of the Ukrainian Catholic Mission community and to be pastor of St. Mary's Parish. During his pastorate a third elementary Catholic school was built, a mortgage from adding a wing to the church in 1954-55 was liquidated, and a parish planning committee was formed to co-ordinate major parish events. The activities of the parish organizations were flourishing. Besides his pastoral duties, he served as a diocesan consultor to the bishop and was elected to the Extraordinary Provincial Council of the Ukrainian Redemptorist Province of Yorkton. With the new Redemptorist appointments in June, 1975, he was named superior and pastor of the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Newark, N.J. During his pastoral charge there, a large mortgage on the new parish church was paid off, and he expanded the buildings of the parish complex, as well as parish activities. Father took pride in being a "hands-on" pastor, serving as chaplain to the Catholic War Veterans, the Holy Name Society, and teaching religion in the parish school and in catechetical classes. He was also a consultor of the Ukrainian Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, a member of the Board of Directors of Ascension Manor Inc., an archeparchial senior citizens housing organization, a spiritual advisor for Providence Association, a fraternal benefit organization, and a chaplain or advisor for many Ukrainian and Catholic organizations in and around Newark, N.J. One proud moment he liked to recall was hosting Rosalynn Carter, the wife of President Jimmy Carter, at 's in Newark, New Jersey. In August, 1987, Fr. Kuchmiak was named pastor of Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine in Washington, D.C. However, in March 1988, he was announced as auxiliary to Metropolitan Stephen Sulyk. He was consecrated at Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Philadelphia on April 27, 1988. After the consecration, Bishop Michael remained in pastoral charge of Holy Family in Washington, and also was appointed by Metropolitan Sulyk as Director of Spiritual Formation at St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Seminary in Washington. On July 11, 1989 Bishop Michael was officially appointed by Pope John Paul II as Apostolic Exarch of Great Britain for Ukrainians. The installation ceremony took place at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile in London on October 10, 1989. Bishop Michael devoted himself totally to a daunting task in his new territory, acquitting himself ably with his "hands-on" approach. He took an active role in both Catholic and ecumenical issues and won admiration and respect both for himself and the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Great Britain. When the Bishop's retirement was finally accepted he returned to Newark, N. J. in 2002. He was transferred to Yorkton because of failing health in November 2007. He then moved to St. Joseph's Home in Saskatoon in July of this year, where he was under the care of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Bishop Michael Kuchmiak fell asleep in the Lord at St. Joseph's in the afternoon of August 26, 2008. The Priestly Parastas was held on Friday, August 29th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The holy rosary led by the parishioners preceded. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, August 30th at St. Mary's Church with Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak, OSBM, Archbishop Emeritus Michael Bzdel, and Redemptorist & Eparchial Clergy as Concelebrants. The cross bearer was Walter Prystai. Responses were led by Ed. Pindus, Colette Karapita and Parish Choir Members. A concluding Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, September 2nd at St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Winnipeg with Archbishop Emeritus Michael Bzdel, Bishop John Pazak. Redemptorist and local clergy as Concelebrants. The responses were led by Rev. Fr. Don Lukie, and parishioners. The interment followed in the Bishop's Section at Holy Family Cemetery, Winnipeg with Bishop's confreres serving as the casket bearers.

KULIASA - Jennie (nee Borys), of Yorkton, beloved wife of Nick Kuliasa entered eternal rest on Thursday, February 6, 2003 at Pasqua Hospital in Regina. She was 70 years of age. Jennie was born on March 2, 1932 in Yorkton to the family of Paul and Rosie (nee Sawchyn) Borys. On October 23, 1949 Jennie was united in marriage to Nick Kuliasa. Predeceased by family members, Rosie & Paul Borys and Helen Jackman; Jennie leaves to cherish her memory her husband Nick; son Donald (Lynda) of Herschel, SK; son Dennis (Bharti) of Drayton Valley, AB; daughter Valerie (Patrick) Moroz of Wainwright, AB; daughter Wanda (Don) Andrychuk of Bradford, ON; son Ken (Colleen) of Nanaimo, BC; grandchildren, Ken Kuliasa, Wendy Roche, Joshua Kuliasa, Andrea & Brock Moroz, Jevon & Carlene Andrychuk; great grandchildren, Dominick & Jacob Kuliasa, John Jr. & Alissa Roche; family members, Pearl Anaka of Regina,SK, Paulina (Andrew) Otchenash of Winnipeg MB, Josie Basarsky of Ponoka, AB, Steve (Genevieve) Borys of Canora, SK. Prayers were held on Sunday, February 9, 2003 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The rosary led by members of U.C.W.L.C. preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, February 10, 2003 from St. Mary's Church with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Genevieve Borys. Serving as cross bearers were Wendy Roche, Carlene Andrychuk and Andrea Moroz. The U.C.W.L.C. Honor Guard included Sonja Pawliw bearing the prapor; Mary Kozak and Marty Otchenash serving as banner bearers; and Joyce Kniaz, Violet Kluk and Mary Popowich bearing the Memorial Wreath. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with grandsons, Ken Kuliasa and Jevon Andrychuk; sons-in-law, Don Andrychuk and Patrick Moroz; nephews, Paul Borys and Myron Kuliasa serving as the casket bearers.

KULIASA - Mary (nee Hnatiuk) of Yorkton passed away on February 17, 2010. She was 79 years of age. Mary was born on September 18, 1930 at Tuffnell SK, the eldest daughter of Bill and Lena (nee Paley) Hnatiuk. She was raised on the family farm and attended the Tuffnell School. During the Depression years in 1939, the family moved to a farm in Grandview, Manitoba. She completed her education at Grandview. Once done school she began working in Winnipeg at various jobs: a Sewing Factory, Eaton's, the Canadian Wheat Board, and Camp Shilo. She then worked at the Banff Hotel for a year before returning east to Dauphin, where she worked in a nursing home. In the early 1960's she came to Yorkton, and found love marrying on July 6, 1963 to Peter Kuliasa. The couple established their home in Yorkton. Once the family was started, Mary predominantly worked as a homemaker and later at the Holiday Inn and Imperial 400 in their housekeeping department. She also worked for a few years with the Yorkton This Week newspaper before her retirement. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, classical & country music, and tending to a large garden. She loved birds and often feed and welcomed them outside her window. It gave her so much joy to spend time with her children and grandchildren, and when she could not see them, their regular phone calls made her day. She also had a special place in her heart for all her local support group friends. She enjoyed live theatre, and was thankful to see her grandson Devon perform professionally in Saskatoon in May 2009. She loved her independence and even after her hip replacement, she spent only short time in the nursing home before returning to her own place. In her later life, she fought a long and hard battle with Crohns/Ulcerative Colitis. Due to complications following surgery, she passed away in peace. She is predeceased by Peter Kuliasa (husband), Bill and Lena Hnatiuk (parents), Dan (brother) and Ellen Hnatiuk, Elmer (brother) and Joanna Hnatiuk, Edith Hnatiuk (sister), Elmer Kleebaum (brother in law), and Bob Anderson (son in law). She leaves to cherish her memory her children; Alvena (nee Kuliasa) Dubnyk & Lynn (nee Hnatiuk) Anderson - daughters, Joe Kuliasa - son; grandchildren; Devon, Dylan & Aurora Dubnyk and Heather, Jennifer & Jackie Anderson; sister - Elizabeth (nee Hnatiuk) Kleebaum, sisters-in-law - Kay Kuliasa, Josie Kulasa, Helen Kays, Ann Dobko, Marie Laberge, Elma Kulasa; brothers-in-law - Nick Kuliasa and Mike Kulasa, Jean-Guy Laberge; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours, friends and family. Prayers were held on Sunday, February 21st , at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home led by Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Monday, February 22nd at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Vladimir Kolpakov as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & Parish Choir Members. The cross bearer was Myron Kulasa and the epistle reader was Theresa Beck. Honorary casket bearers included Aurora Dubnyk; Jackie Anderson; Jennifer Anderson; Heather Anderson - (granddaughters); Patsy Pratt - (niece). The interment took place at Yorkton City Cemetery with Devon & Dylan Dubnyk - (grandsons), Darryl Kleebaum - (nephew), Peter Lauf - (son-in-law), Danny Kuliasa - (nephew), Jon Hofmann - (friend of the family) serving as the casket bearers. Following the reception, the children Lynn, Alvena and Joe conveyed reflections of their mother's life. Grandson, Devon Dubnyk paid tribute to his grandmother on behalf of all her grandchildren.

KUZYK - Walter, former longtime Yorkton teacher, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. he was 87 years of age. Walter John Kuzyk was born on the family farm near Hafford, Sask. on January 1, 1918; the third child born to John and Wasylyna Kuzyk (nee Kindrachuk). He graduated from Hafford High School and later graduated from Teachers' College (Normal School) in Saskatoon. He served three years in the Canadian Army and while in Regina he met Marcella Tkatchuk. They were united in marriage on July 14, 1946. Walter devoted his life to teaching children and had a teaching span of 40 years. His career included 16 years teaching in rural schools near Krydor, Meath Park, Hudson Bay, Mikado and Wroxton. The last 25 years were spent with the Yorkton Public School system as principal of Columbia and Angus Spice Schools and vice-principal of Victoria School. He achieved his B.Ed. and B.A. degrees from the U.of S. in Saskatoon. He was devoted to his work and his fellow employees. Walter will be remembered as an individual who always did things well and expected that of others. All who knew him remember him for his integrity, wisdom, and caring attitude. He was always willing to give a helping hand. On his retirement he received a meritorious service award in recognition and appreciation for 43 years of service to Education in the province of Saskatchewan. Walter was very interested in community affairs and took an active part. He served as president of the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association, was a member of the Lion's Club, and was a board member of the Mohyla Institute in Saskatoon. He spent many summers working with the Farm Boys Camp in Yorkton. He was an active member of the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church and a member of the Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan, Yorkton and District Chapter. Family life was very important to Walter. He cherished visiting his mother, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. He was always sincerely concerned for his family's well-being. He enjoyed participating in sports. He was particularly skilled at pitching baseball in his younger years. He enjoyed curling, golfing, fishing, and bowling until his failing health. He was faced with a tremendous challenge and he met that challenge by keeping busy. Walter was a resident of the Yorkton Nursing Home for 10 years. He was stricken with Alzheimer's Disease which robbed him of his memories. Predeceased by his wife Marcella in April of 2003; his parents John and Wasylyna; brothers Frank and Joseph Kuzyk; brothers-in-law William Harack and Joseph Semko; and sister-in-law Mary Kuzyk. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Sharon (Wally) Matweyko of Saskatoon; his son Barry of Yorkton; his granddaughters Jenna and Cara Matweyko; his brothers Peter and Mike (Anne) of Saskatoon and sisters Mary Harack and Olga (Peter) Prystupa of Hafford; sister-in-law Olga Kuzyk of Saskatoon; and numerous dear nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends. The prayer services were held on Monday evening, March 28, 2005 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Tuesday morning, March 29, 2005 from Holy Transfiguration Church with Rev. Father Roman Kocur officiating. The cantor was William Kozey, assisted by members of the church choir. The crossbearer was Matt Riabko, the banner bearers were Ed Kucey and Henry Wasylyshyn. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with David and Donald Harack, Len Semko, Len Harasen, and Ron and George Tkatchuk serving as the casketbearers. At the memorial luncheon, son-in-law Wally gave thanks on behalf of the family and daughter Sharon gave a tribute to her father.

KYBA - Jean (nee Ostafie) of Yorkton, beloved wife of Nestor Kyba passed away on the morning of March 9, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre with her family by her side. She was 64 years of age. Jean Debra Kyba was born on August 28, 1944 in Canora, to Victor and Mary (neeTrach) Ostafie. She lived with her parents and brother Ronnie on the family farm near Mazeppa. Jean received her elementary education at Mazeppa School and then graduated from Canora Composite High School in 1963. For about six months following graduation she worked at Robinson's Department Store in Canora. On August 1, 1964, Jean married the love of her life, Nestor Kyba, at the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church at Dneiper. Together, they made their home at the family farm just east of Dneiper. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Debbie in 1966 and David in 1968. Jean and Nestor operated the family farm together, sharing many of the duties. When harvest came, Jean hauled the grain while Nestor combined, and as the years went on, and they had two combines, Jean learned to operate the combine, which she was very proud of. When Jean wasn't busy being a mom and farm wife, she enjoyed sewing - no challenge ever too big - she sewed everything from doll clothes to leather jackets and mukluks. From the time Debbie and David were old enough to be a part of the Dneiper 4-H Club till they left the club, Jean was the leader and chaperone of a trip to Toronto. Jean also was an active member of the Dneiper church and hall, doing everything from cleaning and cooking, to hairdressing on dance nights. As Jean's needs as an active mom became less, a job opportunity at Chautauqua gardens became available. This transpired into another hobby that she took a lot of pride in - her flower gardens. Throughout her life, Jean enjoyed taking pictures, filling an album a year for each of her children, and often being called upon to be the main photographer at weddings and family reunions. Although travelling was not a high priority in their lives, Jean and Nestor did enjoy a trip to New York with the Knights of Columbus and, looked forward to their fishing trips and trips to Regina to visit Dave. Together, Jean and Nestor always enjoyed socializing with friends and family with a cup of coffee, or a drink and a game of cards. In 1996, she was granted a long-awaited milestone in her life; she became a Grandma. Her grandchildren quickly became the focus of her life, as was she of theirs. Grandma was always there to support and cheer on her grandchildren in their sports, school concerts, and dance recitals. On March 9, 2004, Jean successfully underwent a valve replacement surgery followed by a massive stroke, which would unfortunately affect the rest of her life. With Nestor's support and assistance, Jean was able to return to their home at the farm in August, 2004, just in time to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Although Jean had many limitations, she still managed to sew a few things including a quilt for each of her three grandchildren, and found another new talent - picture painting. She also enjoyed her weekly visits to Sarbi and the Day Wellness Centre. In 2006, due to health reasons, Jean and Nestor moved to Yorkton, even though to Jean the farm was always home. They continued to visit the farm throughout the summers, always hoping to move back. On the evening of March 5, 2009, Jean entered the Yorkton Regional Health Centre with health issues that were beyond her ability to fight. Jean is survived by her husband Nestor, mother Mary Ostafie, son David, daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Larry Kitchen, grandsons Brett and Braden, and granddaughter Brielle. In-laws, aunts, uncles and many cousins also survive her. Her father Victor Ostafie, brothers Jimmy and Ronnie, and parents-in-law Stephania and Anthony Kyba predeceased Jean. Prayers were held on Thursday, March 12th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. The praying of the rosary preceded. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Friday, March 13th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Boris Kyba, as the Celebrant. Rev. Fr. Vladimir Kolpakov, concelebrated. The cross bearers were Braden & Brielle Kitchen. Nicoli Ochitwa was the altarserver. The epistle reader was Cornelia Kyba-Bobinski and the responses were led by St. Mary's Parish Choir. David Kyba shared reflections of his mother's life. The interment took place at Yorkton City Cemetery with David Kyba , Brett Kitchen, Larry Kitchen, Leo Lucash, Peter Uhryn, Ed Shalkowsky, Lawrence Kyba and Norman Makowsky serving as the casket bearers.

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LAAKSO - Charles Matthew, husband of Mary Laakso of Yorkton, formerly of the Tantallon district passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was eighty-seven years of age. Charles was born January 12, 1919 on the family farm near Tantallon, Saskatchewan. He was the fourth of eight children born to Emil and Hella Laakso, who had emigrated from Finland. Charlie served in the Canadian Army during World War II and, following his discharge, he returned to Tantallon to take over the family farm. It wasn't too long before he started courting the new local school teacher, and on December 20 1946, he and Mary Bodnarek were united in matrimony. Charlie was an excellent farmer who took great pride in raising fine cattle and exceptional crops. In addition to years of farm work, he was a familiar sight in area farmyards twice a day, Monday through Friday, as he drove the school bus for 39 years, without so much as a fender bender. He believed in hard work, but also in enjoying life. This quality manifested itself in his recreational pursuits including years of hunting with his friends and brothers-in-law, curling in many a local and regional bonspiel, and fishing with friends, family and his three daughters at the cottage in Round Lake, where he also discovered a keen aptitude for horseshoes. Charlie had a competitive nature, and excelled in everything he undertook, as was evidenced by the abundance of trophies that regularly made their way into the Laakso household. Charlie and Mary left farm life in 1985 and began their retirement in Yorkton where they made many new friends, and where Charlie discovered new ways to occupy his time. Golf was a favourite activity for several years, but bowling, playing cards with friends, and early morning chats at coffee row were also among his favourite activities. Last but not least Charlie loved his new cars and did his part to support the retail automotive sector in Saskatchewan. Charlie was predeceased by his sister Verna and brothers George and Albert. He is survived by his wife Mary and daughters Sharon, Darlene and Twyla, sons-in-law Brian Cupples and Stuart Nelson, brother Bill, sisters Alice, Ethel and Helen and several nieces and nephews. Charlie Laakso had a quick wit, a wonderful sense of humour and a ready laugh. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 2:00pm from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Pastor Darlene Harrison officiating. Words of Remembrance were given by nephew, Bill Olafson. The organist Carla Laycock led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The hymn 'Beyond The Sunset' was sung by soloist, Ray Yost. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Alexander Ross Branch # 77 performed the Legion Burial Rite with Padre, Ed McManus, Sgt. At Arms, Joe Yurkoski. Fred Hastie, Andy Juba, George Arnold and Tom Ford served as the Colour Party. The Bugler was John Miller. Interment followed at the veteran's section in theGarden of Devotion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bill Olafson serving as the urnbearer.

LaBELLE - Helga (nee Hanson). It is with a mixture of joy and deep sadness of a truly gentle mother, grandmother and great grandmother that we announce her passing on October 12, 2008. At the time Helga was a resident of the Yorkton Nursing Home, having suffered with Alzheimers. Helga Lorraine LaBelle was born on October 4, 1923, the oldest daughter of Hartvig and Ora (nee Sather) Hanson on the family farm in the Rose Valley district. On November 5, 1945 Helga was united in marriage to Alexander LaBelle in Yorkton. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Randy and Laurie. Helga was employed at the Yorkton Union Hospital for 28 years until her retirement. She truly enjoyed her years in the maternity area of the hospital. She was always speaking of the babies born and sharing the numerous photo albums of pictures taken with them and their mothers, something she always treasured. Helga is survived by her two sons Randy and family and Laurie and family, a brother Max (Sheila) Hanson, a sister Jean (Reg) Matthies and many nieces and nephews and their families. Helga was predeceased by husband Alexander; her parents; daughter-in-law Amanda; sister Beatrice and brothers Orval, Alex and Glen. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, October 15 th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Dolores Spreitzer of St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church as the Lay Presider. She was assisted by Gabrielle Hamilton. The organist, Tammy Latimer led members of St. Gerard's Parish Choir in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Drew LaBelle, Brian Hancock, Conrad Schwartz, Mervin Weinmeister, Mark Hanson and Lorne Lauer serving as the casket bearers.

LaFONTAINE - Lillian Myrtle (nee Pelletier), of Yorkton and formerly of Regina; beloved wife to the late Steve Lafontaine, passed away on September 26, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a brief battle with cancer. She was of 79 years of age. Lillian was born on July 13, 1930 in the Crooked Lake district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (nee Lafromboise) Pelletier. On June 22, 1952 Lillian was united in marriage to the love of her life Steve at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. Following their marriage the couple moved to the Crescent lake district where Steve was employed with Matheson Bros. Construction from Yorkton. They later moved to Regina where Steve was employed with the University of Regina and Lillian was an upholsterer with Dutch Upholstery. They then moved back to Yorkton in August 1987. Unfortunately Steve passed away In September of that year. Lillian continued to live and work in Yorkton where she and Laura Coates opened their business of Sunrise Awning on Betts Ave. Following her retirement she continued to make Yorkton her home. Lillian was a dedicated member to the Metis people, delivering fruit baskets and flowers to the sick in the hospital. She was also an avid member with Metis history and culture programs which preserve and promote the Michief language and culture. As Lillian had always said "We need to talk the language with our children.....". Her family say that their mom's door was always open for a good cup of tea and a game of wah-hoo with family and friends. She also enjoyed her Sunday afternoon Barouche card game with all of her friends and family. Lillian was predeceased by her husband Steve in 1987; sons: Philip in 1991, Lawrence in 1997; grandson Trance in 1990; parents: Robert Pelletier in 1984, Elizabeth Pelletier (nee Lafrombroise) in 1963; her father and mother-in-law: Louie Lafontaine in 1978, Emma Lafontaine (nee Gagnon) in 1993; brothers: Charles Pelletier in 1980, George Pelletier in 1984 and a son-in-law Rick Spokes in 2008. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her daughters: Shirley, Eva, Diane (Terry), Lynn (Greg); son Steve (Jody); foster daughter Roberta; special niece Laurette. Also 13 grandchildren: Jenny, Shelby, Shannon (Melissa) , Kirk (Tenille), Jay (Kim), Loriane (Wade), Lawrence Jr.(Ashley), Royce, Ethan, Owen (Arlene) , Riley, Jordan, and Alex. Lillian was also known as Kokum by her 15 great grandchildren: Kyle, Shehaweh, Malik, Kaidence (also called Kipoutch), Irelynd, Zander, Elijah, Nevaeh, Kiandra, Kathie, Jake, Tristen, Shaleigh, Isabella and Louie. She also leaves her sisters: Gilda, Sandra, Mary (Gilbert), Harriet (Edwin), Isabel, Madeline (Wilfred) ; step - sister, Laura Coates, step - brothers, Philip and Claude Langan; godchildren: Rogerine, Kendra, Michael also numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. A Prayer Vigil Service was held on Wednesday evening September 30, 2009 from ST. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton, Sask. with Father Basil Chomos officiating. The Pianist was Katherine Flaman leading the Congregation in the Hymns. The reader was Debbie Brazeau. The Funeral Mass was Celebrated on Thursday morning October 1, 2009 from ST. Gerard's Roman Cathoic Church with Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. The readers were Loriane Langan - Pennel and Anita Vincent. The pianist was Pam Yaremko accompanied by Sandra Archer on the Violin. They led the parish choir and congregation in the Hymns. The Honourary Bearers were all who shared in Lillian's life with Ethan Anderson serving as Cross Bearer. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Shannon, Kirk, Jay, Owen Lafontaine, Royce Anderson and Lawrence Belhumeur Jr. serving as Casket Bearers.

LANE - Philip Noel. The family of Philip Noel Lane sadly announce his passing on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre in Yorkton, SK. He was 66 years of age. Phil was predeceased by his parents, Reginald and Rosa Lane. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife and best friend, Sharon; his two daughters, Lisa Friesen and Pamela (Mike) Naylor; his son, Jason (Jen) Lane; his grandchildren, Michael, Jayden, Kaitlin, Olivia and Lane. Phil is also survived by his brothers, Jeff (Bernie), Steve (Linda) and Darren; his sisters, Yvonne (John) and Eleanor (Daniel) as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and many good friends. A Service to Celebrate Phil's life will be held from Westview United Church in Yorkton, SK on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. A private family cremation committal will follow at a later date.

LANG - Lyle Gerald - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Lyle Gerald Lang at the age of 67 on January 9, 2010. Lyle was born on January 12, 1942 and he was raised on the family farm south of Yorkton, Saskatchewan and attended Pebble Lake School. Lyle began his lifelong profession as a sheet metal worker/plumber in Yorkton and later moved to Melville, SK. Lyle is survived by his wife Leslie, son Tony (Aimee), daughter Jennifer, mother Agnes, grandchildren Dustin, Kelton, Brooke and Tyson, sisters in law Pauline Lang and Carol Loewen (Jack), Jean McLay (Brian Graham), Myrna McLay (Dave Yates), brother in law John McLay, mother in law Katherine McLay numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and fellow workers. Lyle was predeceased by his father Jack, brothers Lloyd, Jackie and Stewart and sister Diane.

LANG - Sharon Eunice (nee Spencer). The family of Sharon Eunice Lane sadly announce her passing on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre in Yorkton, SK. She was 65 years of age. Sharon was predeceased by her loving husband, Phil Lane, and her parents Theodore and Eunice Spencer. Sharon leaves to mourn her passing her two daughters; Lisa Friesen (Corey) and Pamela (Mike) Naylor; her son Jason (Jen) Lane; her grandchildren, Michael, Jayden, Kaitlin, Olivia and Lane. Sharon is also survived by her brother Garry (Ruth) Spencer and her two sisters Elaine (Hugh) Huber and Lorna Spencer as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews, other relatives and many good friends. A Service to Celebrate Sharon's life will be held from Westview United Church in Yorkton, SK on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. A private family cremation committal will follow at a later date.

LAW - John Vernon, (or 'Jack' as he was known to family and friends) of Yorkton and formerly of Canora passed away at the Saltcoats Lakeside Manor on Thursday, March 23, 2001. He was 93 years, 8 months and 12 days of age. Jack was born on July 11, 1907, at Northhampton, Northamptonshire, England. He was the son of Vernon Clarke and Nancy Louise (nee Tateson) Law. He received his education at Northhampton and apprenticed as a mechanic. In June of 1925 Jack decided to emigrate to Canada. He was working for a farmer at Two Creeks, Manitoba when a friend he had made on the ship coming to Canada offered him a job at Lucky Lake, Sask. as an automotive mechanic. Jack accepted. In 1928 he decided to go back to England but only got as far as Sioux Lookout, Ontario, where he worked in the bush and operated heavy equipment at the gold mine at Savant Lake. He answered an ad for a mechanic position in Canora, Sask., in the spring of 1929. Here he met Hilda Ehrlich and the couple were married in 1930. Jack established Jack's Service Station in 1934 and operated it until 1941 when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving in Canada and overseas. Following his discharge in 1946 Jack returned to Canora and operated his own repair shop before being hired by the International Harvester dealer. In 1958 he moved to Yorkton where he was employed by Michaelson's International dealership until his retirement in 1976. Active in his community, Jack served two terms on the Canora Town Council from 1948 to 1952. He was a life member of the General Alexander Ross Branch # 77 of the Royal Canadian Legion and a life member of the UCT. He was a Past Master and a life member of the Masonic Lodge as well as a life member of King George Chapter # 14 RAM. Jack enjoyed sports and was active in boxing, golfing, bowling and curling as well as tennis and badminton. He enjoyed playing cards and gardening. He will be remembered as one who was always willing to help others, especially during his working days. Farmers could always count on him to come to their aid no matter what time it was. Surviving are three sons: John (Kathleen) of Winnipeg, MB, Terry (Janet) of Sherwood Park, AB, and Alvin (Darlene) of Calgary, AB; grandchildren John, Scott, Colleen, Vance, Christine, Kathryn, Janice, Diane, Jeffery, Robin, Clayton and Jennifer; ten great-grandchildren; a brother James of Leicestershire, England, a sister Kathleen Drury of Dartford, Kent, England; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his wife Hilda in 1996; a brother William, and three sisters, Edith, Nancy and Mary. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, March 28, 2001, from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Daryl Woods officiating. Shani Apland was the organist leading the Choir and Congregation in the hymns. Reflections and remembrances of Jack's life were given by his sons Terry and Alvin. Bill and Mary Koroluk, Elsie Stephens, Tracy and Eve Cross, Jim and Irene Calanchie, Vic and Bettine Loucks, members of the Masonic Lodge # 12 and the UCT served as Honourary Bearers. The Legion Burial Rite was conducted by members of the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Ross Branch # 77. Rev. Don Milne was the Padre. The Sergeant-at-arms was Mike Bidnock with Andy Juba, Art Alstad, Nick Koshman and Wally Austman serving as the Colour Guard. John Miller was the Bugler. The interment took place at the Canora Town Cemetery with grandsons John, Scott, Vance, Robert, Jeffery, John and Graem Law serving as Casket Bearers. The family wishes to thank his special friends, Vicki Velde of Canora and Tracy and Eve Cross of Yorkton, for all their care and attention during this past year. Special thanks go out as well to Brenda Walsh and the Home Care staff of the East Central Health District for their professional care they gave Jack and the outstanding support they gave the family during his last days.

LAZARUK - Helen (nee Hesiuk.), of Yorkton, widow of Walter passed away on October 31, 2008 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home following a courageous battle of cancer. She was 76 years of age. Helen was born on August 23, 1932 on the family farm in the Frame Lake District. She was the daughter of Peter and Katherine Hesiuk. Helen attended the Frame Lake School. As a young woman she spent the majority of her time helping on the family farm. She was united in marriage to Walter Lazaruk on May 28, 1950 at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Stenen, SK. They farmed in the Stenen district. Helen was an active member at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Helen loved crafting - sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting, and embroidering and she also enjoyed gardening. She took pride in beautifying her yard with flowers and growing vegetables. In 1987 Walter and Helen sold their family farm and moved to Yorkton. Helen was predeceased by her husband Walter in 1990; her father Peter in 1965; her mother Katherine in 1978; and her brother Audin in 1992; brothers-in-law Joe Lazaruk, Mike Lazaruk, Jacob Lazaruk, and Mike Demchuk, John Moroz; sisters-in-law Mary Moroz, Jacky Lazaruk and Alice Reimer-Lazaruk. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory her daughters, Lorraine (Ron) Stone of Calgary, and Audrey (Marvin) Rudy of Yorkton; 5 grandchildren; Shaun (Kseniya) Rudy of Calgary, Nathan (Lorena) Stone of Calgary, Yvonne (Bill) Stone-Jackson of Calgary, Jaime (Dan) McLeod of Saskatoon, Carla Rudy of Kimberley, B.C; 9 great-grandchildren; Brittany, Chelsea & Tyson McLeod, Arlen & Lyla Jackson, Cassandra & Anthony Stone, and Kaelum & Leila Rudy. Numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends; sisters-in-law June Hesiuk, Mary Lazaruk, Alice Demchuk, Ann Lazaruk, Olga and Frank Kostersky; brother-in-law Ivan Lazaruk. Prayers were held on Thursday, November 7th and Requiem Divine Liturgy on Friday, November 8th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny, as the Celebrant . The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & parish choir members. The crossbearer was Yvonne Stone-Jackson (granddaughter) and the epistle readers were Jaime McLeod & Carla Rudy (granddaughters) .Honourary Bearers were sons-in-law, Ron Stone, Marvin Rudy, Helen's great grandchildren and Kseniya Rudy & Lorena Stone. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with grandsons Shaun Rudy, Nathan Stone, Dan McLeod and Bill Jackson, nephew Ray Moroz; and family friend John Davis serving as the casket bearers.

LEDOUX - Marie Emma Nathalie Rose "Mary", of Yorkton, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 80 years of age. Marie Ledoux, affectionately known as Mary, was born on August 23, 1920 at St. Madelaine, Manitoba. She was a daughter born to Jim and Emily (nee Tanner) Ledoux. She lived in Binscarth until 1966 when she moved to Birtle and for the last 14 years Yorkton has been her home. During her life Mary was a homemaker to her children. She enjoyed cooking and sewing and playing solitaire. She loved to watch TV and looked forward to the visits she had with her sisters Virginia and Cecelia; brother Hubert and her grandchildren. Mary found a special peace by being a private person. She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her children: Anthony and his wife Millie of Barrie, Ont., and Edna and her husband Ron Matheson of Saskatoon, Sask.; her loved grandchildren: Marie and Theresa Ledoux of Barrie, Ont., Sherry and Roy Matheson of Saskatoon, Sask., Shannon Belhumeur of Edmonton, Alta.; a great-granddaughter Emily Belhumeur-Reid of Edmonton, Alta; brothers Hubert of Yorkton, Sask., Ralph of Binscarth, Man., and sisters Cecelia Morrisette of Yorkton, Sask, and Virginia Fleury of Yorkton, Sask. Mary was predeceased by her parents; a son Ernie in 1994 and nephews Vincent, Daniel and Eugene. A prayer vigil was held on Friday evening, February 23rd at the Yorkton Friendship Centre. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday morning, February 24th from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as the Celebrant. Deacon Urban Kiernan assisted. Phyllis Langley served as cross bearer. The organist, Diana Horning led members of St. Gerard's Choir in the singing of the hymns Glory and Praise To Our God, I Will Never Forget You My People, This Alone, Song of The Angels and Peace is Flowing Like a River. The Epistle readers were granddaughters Sherry Matheson and Shannon Belhumeur The casket bearers were Roy Matheson, Shane Kuzminski, Mervin Ledoux, Shannon Belhumeur, Wilfred Fleury and Clifford Ledoux. Cremation followed with interment at the Yorkton City Cemetery at a later date.

LEHMAN - Donald. Don passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 1, 2011 at the age of 88 years. He was predeceased by his wife Alice; parents Bill and Gene; brothers and sisters Jean (Bob) Blair, Jack (Etta), Fred and Bobby Lehman. Left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his daughters Donna (Bruce) Shepard and Barbara (Don) Slager; grandchildren Kirk and Heather Shepard; Scott and Sandra Slager (boyfriend Mike Blackmore) and "chosen" daughter Carol Flotre (Wendy); his nieces and nephews Val (Jack) Hagerman, Keith (Latrice) Lehman and Roberta (Gerry) Egland and their families, as well as the extended Pederson family. Don was born in Yorkton, SK on December 22, 1922 and received his early education in that community before moving to Saskatoon where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan in 1947. He was employed by the J. I. Case Company in Regina (1947 1956), where he met his life partner Alice. He then worked for Texaco Canada (1957 1960). In 1960 he joined the SK Department of Agriculture and served with them until his retirement in 1984. As a dedicated civil servant, he was involved in the farm water and sewage program which modernized many farm homes; the mechanization of farming through Mexibition and Agribition of which he was a founding Director, and as the Director of the Agricultural Implements Board. He continued to serve his community as a volunteer with Agribition, the Farm Progress Show and many other organizations. Don's family wish to thank the staff of Victoria Park Personal Care Community for their friendship, care and love. Also thanks to his longtime family physician Dr. Allan Miller and to Dr. Andrew Keilly. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at a later date.

LINDQUIST - Shirley Hope Lindquist was born on March 20, 1935 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, the daughter of William and Stella (nee Drome) Kahoot. She went to school in Yorkton, and after completing her education, Shirley began working with Woolworth’s Department Store in Regina and Winnipeg eventually returning home to work in the Yorkton store. Shirley was united in marriage to Larry Wayne Lindquist on September 30, 1967 and they were blessed with the birth of one daughter, Tracy. After Tracy’s birth, Shirley left her career at Woolworth’s behind, to happily become a stay-at-home mom. At the age of 48 years, Shirley was diagnosed with an illness that left her confined to a wheel chair. Shortly after, it became apparent that Shirley would require long term care and over the years was a resident of the Park Unit of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, Anderson Lodge and eventually Anderson Village Orkney House. Amidst the other medical issues Shirley struggled with, she also survived a battle with cancer at the age of 67 years. Shirley found pleasure in the little things like family outings for the holidays at her mother, Stella’s home or at Tracy and Chris’ house; sitting outside in the summer, listening to the birds; watching sports; her purple bedroom and of course when Tracy would give her a manicure. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Larry in 1996; her father, William in 1991; her mother, Stella in 2009; her brother, Mervyn Kahoot in 2001; her brother-in-law, Rodney Lindquist and her sister-in-law, Mary Kahoot. Shirley leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her life, her daughter, Tracy and her husband, Chris Schwitzer of Yorkton, SK; her brothers, Ralph Kahoot of Yorkton, SK, Robert (Brenda) Kahoot of Kenora, ON; her sisters, Sylvia (Marvin) Reiter of Langley, BC and Donna Kahoot of Yorkton, SK; her sisters-in-law, Ella Kahoot of Dauphin, MB, Marg Linquist (and family) of North Battleford, SK, Darlene (Neil) Waite (and family) of Abbottsford, BC and Elodie Guillet (and family) of Calgary, AB; her nieces and nephews, Carla Kahoot of Winnipeg, MB, Deana Kahoot of Calgary, AB, Kevin (Giselle) Kahoot of Ear Falls, ON, Karen (Norm) Thomas of Kenora, ON and Kimberly Kahoot of Kenora, ON; her great nieces and nephews, Kodi, Kolton and Kourtney of Ear Falls, ON, Alex, Nicholas and Anna of Kenora, ON and Keaton of Kenora, ON as well as many other nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives as well as her friends and caregivers. In accordance with Shirley's wishes a private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

LISECKI - Gloria Ann, beloved daughter of Stella and Carl Lisecki, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2001 at her residence in Saskatoon. She was 39 years, 11 months and 1 day of age. Gloria Ann Lisecki was born on April 14, 1961 at Canora, Sask, to Carl and Stella (nee Romanyshyn) Lisecki. She received her education at the Canora schools. Her first employment was as a librarian in Canora. She later moved to Regina where she worked at the Medical and Dental Building in Regina as a dark room technician. Her health forced her to come home for a period of time. Gloria joined the CNIB and moved to Saskatoon. She was able to gain employment through them. She worked for the City of Saskatoon, primarily at the Kinsmen Park as a cashier. A quiet person by nature, Gloria enjoyed reading, dancing and socializing. She had a special affection for animals. Predeceased by her grandparents, Gloria leaves to cherish her memory, her mother Stella of Yorkton, her father Carl of Kamsack, a sister Linda and her husband Warren Gogol of Canora; a niece Marlee Gogol of Canora, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 22 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. Warren Gogol and Paul Gogal served as honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Amoel Lisecki, Victor Lisecki, Robert Kardynal, Hartley Gogal, Danny Tratch and Dennis Williams serving as the casket bearers. Following the reception held at the Family Centre, sister Linda Gogal expressed kind words of appreciation to all.

LITVANYI - Rose (nee Gendur). On March 11th, 2006 God in his Mercy took our beloved mother Rose Litvanyi to her eternal home at the age of 92 years. She was born on November 12th, 1913 to Andrew and Sarah (Biro) Gendur at her parents home on their farm west of Otthon. On April 10th, 1939 Rose was united in marriage to Gusty Litvanyi at Otthon United Church. This union was blessed with three children Harvey, Garry and Dorothy. Rose and Gusty farmed on the Litvanyi family homestead until their retirement to Yorkton in 1976. Following Dad’s passing in 1993 Mom stayed in their home on Lincoln Ave. until 1996 when she moved to Queen Elizabeth Court. Shortly thereafter Alzheimer's became apparent and she weakened to the point where she required placement in the Yorkton Nursing Home until her passing. Mom was always a dedicated, hard working wife, mother and Grandmother whose hands were never idle whether she was hooking rugs, carding wool, knitting, quilting, bowling, covering hangers, baking and enjoyed spending time with her many friends sharing recipes and patterns for the next project. Hard work never prevented Mom from doing what needed to be done like hauling cream cans of warm water and all the cleaning supplies to clean the little Church on the Hill for regular Sunday Worship or in later years only special occasions. The parsonage was always cleaned in anticipation of Vacation Bible School held for a week every summer. As late as 1995 Rose helped her family paint our little Church - The Otthon United Church. Many here can attest of the fabulous flower and vegetable garden. None of us left without getting an abundance of her labours of love even some of her prize peppers that were 10 inches long. During the many years we as her family lived out of the province and upon arriving home were greeted with the front light on, hugs and kisses and the infamous question “When did you last eat”. Not only family but all who came for a visit were invited to stay for a meal as there was ALWAYS an abundance of food. She took pride in teaching the young and old from Viet Nam our english language with the use of her Grandchildren’s story books. How proud we were to see Mom greet their guests at their 50th wedding anniversary wearing her original wedding gown. In 1996 she was extremely proud to model her gown with her Granddaughter Trisha at the Optimist Harvest Fashion Show. Music and dancing was a passion of Mom and Dad’s throughout their lives. This passion continued until just prior to her passing. Predeceased by husband of 54 years Gusty 1904-1993, son in law Bob Reitenbach 1944-1998, sisters Margaret Czinkota 1915-1998, Betty Balog 1917-1990, Brothers Alex 1919-1998, George (Brownie) 1921-1994, sisters-in-law Yola Meszaros, Hilda Gendur, brothers-in-law Andrew Meszaros, Taylor Harwood, Benny Balog, Joe Czinkota. Rose is survived by: Son Harvey (Sharon) Litvanyi and their children, Greg Litvanyi (Michelle)Erin, Levi and Madison, Trisha Litvanyi and her children Brett, Nathan and Julia Patzer, son Garry Litvany (partner Mary Hinton) and his children Wade Litvany (Heather) Peter, Shelley Jogola (Bernie) Matthew and Ethan, daughter Dorothy Reitenbach and her children Bob Reitenbach (Amanda), Lorne Reitenbach (partner Chantale Collette), Kim Wondracek (Troy) and Kelly Reitenbach., sister Sally Harwood of Regina, and brother Andrew (Elsie) Gendur of Ituna and many nieces and nephews.

LOCKHART - Lorne Percy Lockhart was born on March 5, 1927, on the family farm in the Rokeby District, the son of Alfred and Ellen (nee Lee) Lockhart. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 in his home on the same farm at 83 years of age. Lorne grew up on the farm, and received his education at Rokeby School. In his younger years, Lorne enjoyed playing hockey and was a member of the Rokeby Flyers Hockey Team. He was also in the Army Reserve. In 1960, Lorne was united in marriage to Edna Matalski and they were blessed with five children. Lorne enjoyed farming, cattle and working with his horses. He was active with the farming operation up until his last day. He drove truck for many years hauling cattle up and down every road possible and his clientele knew him as ‘salty’. Only recently, at 80 years of age did he retire the truck and start to slow things down. Lorne was active in his community as a member of the Yorkton Exhibition Association for many years and was an Honourary President. He was also a member of the School Board, a member of the Rokeby Community Center and a Councilor for the R.M. of Wallace for 11 years. Lorne gave freely of his time and talents to help the youth in his community as well. He played an active part in the operation of the Rokeby Gymkhana Club and volunteered his time with the 4-H clubs. For years Lorne would donate his time and services to the 4-H Beef clubs hauling and buying cattle as well as helping out wherever he was needed. Lorne also enjoyed going to the harness racing and volunteering his time there. Lorne will always be remembered as a jokester, for his constant teasing and his love for life. While he had many interests, and loved to have fun with everyone he knew, he enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren above all else. Lorne was predeceased by both his parents, one brother and his son, Raymond. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his wife of 49 years, Edna; his sons, Clare (Karen) and Dale (Shirley); his daughters, Lorna (Wayne) and Brenda (Kevin) as well as his ten grandchildren, Jessica, Jeremy, Jennifer, Kristal, Carter, Emma, Stephanie, David, Michael and Kimberly; three great-grandchildren, Nikita, Danika and Jaxon; his sister, Marion Jones as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. A Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Rosemount Cemetery near the Lockhart farm.

LOGAN - Lorna Etta (Halpenny) - nurse, wife, mother, community worker, grandmother, great grandmother passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2006 at the age of 91 years. Lorna was born on December 31, 1914 to Forrest and Mary (nee Barry) Halpenny in Merrickville, Ontario. She grew up on her parents farm in Madison, Saskatchewan where she received her primary education. At an early age she attended Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon and graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing in 1937 where she received the Alumni Award for Bedside Nursing. Shortly after graduation she was appointed Matron of the Queen Victoria Hospital and School of Nursing in Yorkton. She married Donald Patterson Logan on November 29, 1941 in Saskatoon, Sask. Lorna and Don raised three children in Yorkton and at their cabin at York Lake. Her children will remember her as a devoted mother and community worker serving for many years as a Trustee of the Yorkton Public School Board as well as the Parole Board. Lorna was instrumental in establishing the Yorkton Home and School Board. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church and worked as a CGIT leader and with the UCW. She later transferred to Westview United Church. Lorna enjoyed the time she spent as a member of the Kinettes and K-Ettes. Lorna will be remembered for her gracious dinner and cocktail parties as well as hosting York Lake bar-be-ques and boat regattas. Lorna passed away peacefully at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home where she had resided for 8 years and had excellent care. She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers: Eric, Jack and Stan; three sisters: Ilma, Hilda and Dorothy (Gilliland) and by her husband Donald in 1996. Lorna leaves to celebrate her life two daughters: Bonnie (Lester) Johnson of Ottawa, Ontario and children: Kirsten Kramer of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Jake of Ottawa, Ontario, Dorothy (Norm) Cross of Vancouver and children: Barry (Tracy) of Vancouver, B.C. and Kendall (Hans) Bergstrom of Vancouver, B.C.; son Jim (Jeanie) of Yorkton, Sask and children: Meghan (Brian Ross) Logan of Ottawa, Ontario and Blake of Toronto, Ontario as well as six (nearly seven) great grandchildren: Meika Lee, Sophia Grace, Emily Jane, Declan Daniel Edwin, Caelan Stephanie Faith and Madeline Gray Logan as well as many nieces and nephews. The Funeral service was held on Friday afternoon, September 8, 2006 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Doug Craig of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. The music selection was "Down To A RIver" (Connie Kaldor) with the reflections of Lorna's life given by nephew Rusty Tamblyn.The Honourary Bearers were grandchildren: Jake Johnson, Kendall Cross Bergstrom, Meghan and Blake Logan. The interment followed in the Garden of ,Yorkton Memorial Gardens with: Norman and Barry Cross, Doug Poier, Rusty and Gordon Tamblyn serving as Casket Bearers.

LOZINSKI - Rose Gertrude, of the Theodore Health Centre, formerly of Yorkton, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 73 years of age. Rose was born on the family farm southwest of Norquay, Saskatchewan, on February 12, 1928, the second child born to Joseph and Helen (nee Markewich) Lozinski. She attended Moss Lake School and graduated high school from the Sacred Heart Academy in Regina. After graduating from Moose Jaw Normal School, Rose taught in various school districts in Saskatchewan. She married George Kohutt on July 14, 1951, at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church. This union was blessed with one son Gregory Jerome. Gregory died suddenly in Regina on August 16, 1974. Rose always took a keen interest in her students and she had a great interest in sports and music. In addition to the basic subjects, she put on concerts, directed choirs, accompanied others on the piano, and organized a rhythm band orchestra as part of the curricular program. Rose sang in the church choirs at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church near Norquay, St. Gerard's in Yorkton, St. Cecelia's in Regina and was a member of the Catholic Women's League. Teacher organizations interested her too. She served as secretary of her teachers' local and also as the secretary-treasurer of a branch of the Public Service Alliance of Canada while at Kamsack. She received a Certificate of Merit and a Red Cross Pin for serving as director of the Red Cross for fifteen years. Rose was predeceased by her son Gregory in 1974, her ex-husband George Kohutt, her father Joseph in 1965 and her mother Helen in 1958. She is survived by a brother Benedict (Mariette) of Saskatoon, and three sisters: Mary (Victor) Wyonzek of Canora, and Adeline Lozinski and Veronica Lozinski, both of Torrance, California; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayers were held on Thursday May 3, 2001, from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Basil Chomos officiating. The organist was Tammie Latimer. Funeral Services were held on Friday May 4, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Basil Chomos officiating. Readings were given by Amanda Lozinski and Doreen Sereda. The altar servers were Lorne Barnes and Gilbert Kryski. The organist, Sharon McArthur, and members of the parish choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Interment followed in the Canora Town Cemetery with Kevin Wyonzek, Ricardo Wyonzek, Robert Lozinski, Robert Kindratsky, Cordell Hilderman and Trent Sereda as the casketbearers. At the graveside the family sang a medley of religous hymns.

LUKASH - Florence Judith (nee Yurkiw) of Yorkton, widow of Paul Lukash passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 with her family at her side. Florence Judith Lukash was born to Paul and Lena Yurkiw on May 31, 1943 at Canora, SK. She attended public school in Mikado, completed her high school at Canora Composite High School, and attended Teacher’s College in Regina, SK. Florence married her soul mate, Paul, on July 18, 1964. Because of close family ties, they chose to make Yorkton their home. They settled and went on to become an integral part of the Yorkton Catholic School system and the Yorkton community in general. Florence’s greatest love was her family. Lisa and Darren were the light of her life. She was a second “Mom” to all her nieces and nephews. Her door was always open, and if it was ever locked, we all knew where the key was. Florence was born to be a teacher and she became an amazing part of children’s lives for over 30 years. Each student was a special individual and very important to her. She always went the extra mile to understand and help each child. Every student has fond memories of time spent in her class. Florence especially enjoyed many summers of fishing and camping with family and friends. She could usually be found curled up with a good book while everyone else fished. Especially important to Florence was the opportunity to share in the celebration of Darren’s recent marriage to Cheryl and she welcomed becoming “Baba” to Shaylee. Florence’s unique sense of humour and strong will prevailed throughout her life. These were part of what we loved so dearly about her. Florence was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Lena Yurkiw; parents-in-law, William and Olga Lukash; husband Paul; sister Stella; brothers-in-law Ben Lukash and Adam Danylchuk; special nephew Greg Lukash. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory her loving children Darren (Cheryl) and Lisa; granddaughter Shaylee; sisters Lorna (Orest) Sackney, Annette (Stanley) Popowich; brothers-in-law Dan (Doris) Krepakevich of Yorkton, John (Marlene) Lukash, Terry (Mary) Lukash, Orest (Adeline) Lukash; sisters-in-law Mary Lukash and Elsie Danylchuk; nieces and nephews who were such an important part of her life, and many dear colleagues and friends. Prayer services were held on Sunday, March 17th at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, March 18th at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, and Rev. Father Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrants. The responses were led by St. Mary’s Funeral Choir. Organist, Melita Benko led the choir in the singing of hymns. The crossbearer was Dustin Krepakevich and the epistle reader was Mischa Diehl. The honourary bearers were Stanley Popowich, Orest Sackney, Danny Krepakevich, Orest Lukash, Terry Lukash, John Lukash, Skip Anderson, Jim Paton, Michael Malayney, Leroy Persick, Wes Supena and All Who Shared in Florence’s Life. Florence’s colleagues attended as a body. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Lenard Krepakevich, Alan Krepakevich, Jason Popowich, Nolan Efford, Nolan Sackney, David Lukash, Ron Lukash and Brian Holowatuk serving as the casket bearers. Jason Popowich conveyed remembrances of his aunt Florence’s life.Florence’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for the expressions of sympathy, prayers and many acts of kindness during this difficult time. Friends so wishing may make donations in Florence’s name to the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic in Regina, SK as tokens of remembrance.

LUSNEY - Norm was born on February 10, 1937 in the Stoney Creek district of Saskatchewan; a son of John and Effie (nee Matechuk) Lusney. He was raised on the family farm an educated at McGillvray School. He helped on the farm and at an early age left for BC. and to Olive Arm to work in the mines. Later, he went to Ontario and worked on the railroad. On October 10, 1958 Norm married Loretta Horkoff at Westminster United Church in Kamsack, SK. They were blessed with two daughters: Kim and Kristy. The family moved to Moose Jaw where Norm worked at Silverwood Dairies, then to Roblin MB. where he worked for Canada Post. They purchased they Hi Way Star service station where they remained for nine years. Due to illness, Norm’s parents left the farm. Norm and Loretta then took over the farm and worked it for thirty-two years. As well, Norm helped his son – in - law Larry with his auto body business. Norm and Loretta eventually retired and moved to Yorkton where they have made their home. On December 10, 2007 at the Yorkton Regioanal Health Center Norm passed away at the age of 70 years. During his life Norm had belonged to many boards in the community. He was also the New Democratic M.L.A. for the Pelly district constituency for nine years. Although a busy man; Norm loved to go fishing and play fast ball (with the Kamsack Royals) and also slo – pitch with the Kamsack Seniors. Norm was predeceased by his mother Effie in 1999 and his father John in 2001. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his wife Loretta. Two daughters and their husbands: Kim and Larry Kindiak of Kamsack, SK, Kristy and Brad Berezowski of Macklin, SK. His grandchildren: Lindsey (Ryan Rodh) Kindiak of Lloydminster, SK., Jodie (John Debray) Kindiak, Nathan Kindiak of Rosetown, SK., Dustin Berezowski of Saskatoon, SK., Danielle Berezowski of Macklin, SK and a sister Verna (Cliff) Kraft of Melville, SK.

LUSNEY - Vivian Yvonne, of Toronto, Ont., and formerly of Yorkton, Sask., died on Sunday, November 12, 2000 at the Toronto East General Hospital. She was 57 years, 4 months and 3 days of age. Vivian was born on July 9, 1943 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan. She was a daughter of Steve and Annie (nee Ninowsky) Lusney. She was raised and educated in Yorkton; graduating in 1960 from the Yorkton Collegiate Insitute. Vivian then found employment in Winnipeg, Ottawa and finally in Toronto where she was employed with the Government of Canada, Statistics Canada Department. For the past two years Vivian's health was consumed by cancer. Vivian enjoyed life to the fulllest; fighting the cancer until she could no longer. She loved to volunteer with many projects, namely Harbour Front Centre with their various programs including Reading Series, Spanish Festival and the Milk International Children's Festival. She also volunteered with the Downtown Jazz Festival and the Federal Liberal Association, St. Paul Riding. She loved to act in numerous theatres and festivals, socializing with everyone; and her zest for life was contagious to all that knew her. Her work was very important to her as was the support and friendship she received from her co-workers. Vivian also served as president of her union local of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Her Faith was abundant and most important as her Church became a source of strength and peace. She loved to worship at the church and sing in the choir. As well, Vivian enjoyed gardening and exploring many different ethnic foods abundant in Toronto, although she still liked her home cooked Ukrainian foods that brought her memories of home. Vivian's cheerful and vivacious spirit will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her sister Harriet and her husband Ralph Caplette of Saskatoon along with their children Danielle and Kelly. She was predeceased by her parents Steve in 1982 and Annie Lusney in 1997. A service of remembrance was held on Thursday evening, November 16, 2000 from the Oakwood Wesleyan Church Toronto, Ont. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, November 20, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton, Sask. with Pastor Steve Rosluk of the First Baptist Church Officiating. Ruth McPhee was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Just A Closer Walk With Thee and Amazing Grace. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Harvey Kovac, Norman Lusney, Cliff Kraft, Ken Diduck, Albert Dubnyk and Joe Andrew serving as Casket Bearers.

LUTZ - William Daniel, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Joyce; passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 73 years. Dan was born on January 24, 1932 on the farm at Fenwood Sask. to Peter and Phillipeana (nee Lutz) Lutz. He was baptized at Fenwood, Sk. and was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton by Pastor Alex Propp. He lived with his parents on the farm in the Homefield area where he attended Smokeside School until 1944 when his parents purchased land in the Tonkin area. There he attended Anemone School achieving his Grade 6 Diploma. Due to the untimely passing of his mother, he stayed at home to help with the farming which was his dream in life ever since he was a small boy. He was employed by Sask. Wheat Pool at Tonkin assisting Stan Callander for several winters and learned a great deal of knowledge in the grain trade by doing so. He also helped Lyle Pearce operate a portable grain cleaning outfit for one year before he and his bother George purchased their own outfit which they operated for a good number of years, cleaning for many farmers in the surrounding area. By doing so he gained a lot of knowledge and experience in farming. In 1954 Dan started farming on 40 acres of land in the Tonkin area which he rented from Lincoln and Frank Cherry. It was his pride and joy as he finally had a start of his own. On November 11, 1956 he was united in marriage to Joyce Holstein. Their marriage was blessed with 5 sons and 1 daughter. They continued to rent and live on the Holstein farm which they later purchased. They had livestock on the farm for a few years until Dan's allergies prevented him from continuing to do so. Although it was a hard decision to make, he had to sell them, and with his love for the land became more involved in grain farming, purchasing several parcels of land in the area and renting from others when they asked him. He was always willing to help anyone when they needed help and would never say "no". He always felt that to till the soil and sow the seed and watch it grow and harvest it, was the talent God had given him and he felt very close to God doing so. He took great pride in all that he did and always gave it his best. Although farming had a lot of hardships along the way, he was never one to "quit" and was always a fighter and an optimist for the future. He loved to work together with his sons and started his sons out early with farming, and they worked side by side until they were able to venture out on their own. He was very grateful and thankful for all the people that worked for him and with him. Many became close friends. He couldn't have done it without your help. Dan and Joyce retired from farming moving into Yorkton in 2000. Dan enjoyed taking time out in the summer months for a couple of weeks to go on a family holiday or go to the lake. Later in life when the family was grown, Dan and Joyce would take a week or so in the winter for a holiday. In Dan's earlier years, he loved to ski behind horses with his brothers. He also loved to playball. He was also seen driving around the countryside on a scooter he had Hank Bartlett make for him and his brother. Dan was also an avid curler, starting at Tonkin when it opened up and continued to curl in many surrounding areas taking home many trophies and prizes. He had a love for dogs and it was not unusual to see him drive around the countryside with 2 or 3 of his canine friends riding in the back of his pickup. He was a kind, loving and devoted husband and loved all his children and grandchildren. He was very proud of each of them. He was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his first great grandchild. He was a devoted member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Yorkton serving as Deacon for several terms and enjoyed the men's breakfast group. Dan was predeceased by his mother Phillipeana 1946, Father Peter 1998, brother Johnny in infancy, a grandson Matthew Timothy 1989, step mother Frieda 1998 and a sister-in-law Shirley Lutz 1994. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce of 48 years. His five sons, one daughter and their families: David, Marie Lutz, Tim, Corinn Lutz, Brooklyn, Harvey, Karen (Walchuk) Lutz, Justine, Jolene and Jake, Shirley, Dale Lockhart, Jennifer, Kristal, Carter, Emma Jerry, Carmella Lutz, Connor, Courtney, Kiara, Kaybrie, Ken, Dawn Lutz, Austen, Angelia Schrader, Kennedy and Kamry Lutz, all of Yorkton, Sk. Also his brothers: George (Margaret Thorvaldsen) Lutz, Edmund (Myra) Lutz and Dan's four sisters: Lucy (Erich) Katzberg, Dorothy (Helmut) Lemke, Violet (Walter) Maximuik, Marlene (Verne) Mellor a special "Mom" Edna Elder, a special "cousin" Shirley Pachal and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all the nurses and staff and Dr. Soumbasis who took such good care of Dan while he was a patient on First East. To Jolene Cherland in Palliative Care, The Home Care Staff, Rhonda Hawkins, Hospital Chaplin Morris Elfenbaum and all the family and friends who came to visit, sent food, flowers, cards, phone calls, donations and all your thoughts and prayers. Our special thanks to Pastor Fred Schneider for his many visits at the hospital and for the comforting service at the funeral. To the organist, Carla Laycock and for all who took part in the service. Thanks to the Ladies of St. Paul Lutheran Church for providng an excellent lunch and to Bailey's Funeal Home for your guidance and direction at a time of need. May God Bless You All Joyce Lutz and families A service of comfort for family and friends was held on Wednesday evening, May 18, 2005 from St. Paul Lutheran Church Yorkton with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. Carla Laycock was the organist leading the Congregation in the Hymns: "Bringing In The Sheaves" and "Beyond The Sunset". The poem "En Voyage" was read by Lorne Niebergall. A special song entitled "Imagine" was sung by granddaughter Emma Lockhart with tributes from sons: David and Jerry. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday afternoon, May 19, 2005 from St. Paul Lutheran Church Yorkton, Sask. with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. Carla Laycock was the organist leading the Congregation in the Hymns. Granddaughter Brooklyn Lutz played the Piano Solo ". The special Music Selection "Daddy's Girl" by Oraia was played. Tim Lutz son of Dan gave the reflections of his father's life. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew Yorkton Memorial Gardens with all those who knew and worked with Dan as Honourary Bearers and his children David, Tim, Harvey,Jerry, Ken Lutz and Shirley Lockhart serving as Casket Bearers.

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MacDONALD - John, of the Dunleath district; beloved husband of Edna passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at theYorkton Regional Health Centre; following failing health. He was 83 years of age. John was born in Yorkton on October 9, 1918 to Allan and Catherine (nee MacDonald) MacDonald. He attended Dunleath School and farmed with his parents until he left to work at the gold mines in Ontario. In 1942 he joined the R.C.A.F. to serve his country until 1946; then he returned to his farm. On March 4, 1949 at Yorkton, John was united in marriage to Edna Wegner. From that time on they lived and worked on the farm. During his life John served his community through his involvement in the 4 - H Club, the Dunleath School Board and was an active member of the Knox Presbyterian Church until his health failed. John leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory his loving wife Edna; his daughter Beverly (Bob) Gersbach of Edmonton; son Ian MacDonald of Dunleath; grandchildren: Drew and Matt Gersbach, Cameron and Stuart MacDonald; his brother Ian (Margaret) MacDonald and family; sisters-in-law: Lorraine MacDonald of Abbotsford, B.C. and family, Anne MacDonald of Dunleath and family. John was predeceased by his parents Allan and Catherine MacDonald; his brothers: Ewan MacDonald and Alex MacDonald; nephews: Barry MacDonald (son of Ewan and Lorraine MacDonald and Angus MacDonald (infant son of Ian and Margaret). Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, December 4, 2001 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Irving Fraser of Knox Presbyterian Church Officiating. Vange Shipowick was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns. The Veteran's Burial Rite conducted by members of the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Ross Branch # 77 followed.The Padre' was Rev. Irving Fraser. Mike Bidnock was the Sergeant-At-Arms, with Fred Fenske, Art Alstad, Nick Koshman and John Zareski serving as colour party. Following Last Post and Reveille the interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark, Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Bill Nussbaumer, Arnold Weinmeister, Ivan Pollock, Allan MacDonald, Harvey Spitzke and Mervin Fichtner were Casket Bearers. Following the interment prayers the presentation of John's medals were given to the family by John Miller member of the Legion.

MACK - Katharina (nee Kendell) passed away on Friday, May 4, 2001 at the Centennial Care Home in Langenburg at the age 90 years. Katharina was born on October 16, 1910 in the Shellmouth district of Manitoba, the daughter of Philip and Carolina (Schappert) Kendell. She was baptised and confirmed in the Lutheran faith by Pastor P. Weigner in the Hoffental Church. Katharina was united in marriage to Rudolf Mack on November 30, 1930 by Pastor John Dreyer in the Hoffental Church. The couple lived on the farm north of Langenburg. In 1942 they moved to Churchbridge where Kay worked at the Liquor Store for her brother-in-law Gust Werschler for a couple of years. After that she worked in the store for Balder Olson for a short time in Churchbridge. In 1947 Katharina and Rudolf moved to Marquis, Saskatchewan where Katharina was employed in a locker plant for five years. In 1953 the couple moved to Moose Jaw where Kay worked for different grocery stores, a bakery and a meat department until 1973 when they moved back to Churchbridge where they retired. In Moose Jaw they were members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and upon moving to Churchbridge became members of Trinity Lutheran Church. After Rudolf passed away on October 10, 1986 Kay remained at Churchbridge until she became a resident of the Centennial Care Home in Langenburg. On Friday, May 4, 2001 Kay passed away at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband Rudolf; one sister Mary Mench; three brothers: John, Jake and Bill Kendell; a brother-in-law Bill Mench; and five sisters-in-law, Kay, Carrie, Alvina, Daisey and Teenie Kendell. Katharina leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life a sister Caroline and her husband Bill Schutz of Churchbridge; three brothers: Philip of Langenburg, George of Shellmouth, and Ed of Winnipeg; four God-children: Edgar Mench, Larry Mitschke, Dennis Schutz, and Frances Mack, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Churchbridge with Pastor Daryl Solie officiating. The organist, Alice Johnson, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns I Know that My Redeemer Lives, The King of Love My Shepherd Is and Be Still My Soul. Audrey Solie sang the solo How Great Thou Art. All guests in attendance were considered Honorary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of , Yorkton Memorial Gardens, with Edgar Mench, Larry Kendell, Daryl Kendell, Dennis Schultz, Vernon Kendell and Russell Thies serving as the casket bearers.

MacKENZIE - Kaelyn was born March 29, 1984 in the Yorkton Union Hospital. Problems at birth saw Kaelyn whisked away from her family for immediate care in neonatal units for nine weeks. Little did she know that this was the start of many hospital stays. By the age of seven Kaelyn had endured four major heart surgeries and by the age of twenty-one had had a total of nine surgeries and thirty two hospital stays. The Early Childhood Intervention program was a huge part of Kaelyn's early years, preparing her for the transition to school. Kaelyn attended Fairview, Yorkdale and with the help of many wonderful teachers and teacher aides throughout the years, Kaelyn was so proud, as were her family, when she received her high school diploma in June of 2006. Kaelyn had many interests growing up! "The Bernstein Bears" story collection or the "Flintstone" cartoons always kept her entertained. Kaelyn loved to dress up like "Lisa" from the Simpsons and sing and dance for anyone who would watch, loving the attention she attracted. Visit's to auntie Joan's, Stacey and Erin's was always a highlight, excited to have a "moke and a beer" at the table. Kaelyn really enjoyed her time in front of the video camera and could hardly wait to play the video back to watch herself. Over the course of her school years, Kaelyn had the opportunity to experience the band program, sing her heart out in choir, try to keep up in jazz dance, falling off a horse in Therapeutic riding, tuckering out in swimming lessons, trying to be excepted in the SADD group in high school, and trying her hand at acting in Drama class. Kaelyn was hoping to go on to secondary school when once again her health began to fail. After numerous trips to Edmonton Kaelyn was put on the Heart Transplant list in May of 2007. With the hopes of receiving a new heart Kaelyn talked of doing all those things she was never able to do. With each day of waiting more complications arose and Kaelyn became very weak, experiencing much pain. Being a huge fan of "90210" and "Friends", Kaelyn was able to pass time watching her videos and writing in her journal. Kaelyn loved writing romance novels but found she didn't have the strength to sit at the computer the last few months. Kaelyn had a wonderful sense of humour and wit, catching us off guard with her many one liners. Friends were always very important to Kaelyn and their feeling and what they would think were always a concern to her. She loved a good party especially when there was "dancing in the kitchen" and always liked to catch up on the gossip around the table. Kaelyn was very much aware of her failing heart and on numerous occasions she discussed her wishes with her family. At 6:25 a.m. Sunday, January 25, 2009 our little angel flew off to heaven. She had requested to be snuggled in Mom's arms with Dad and Kylie and Chris touching her. Her request was fulfilled and more! Kaelyn was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Iris Torgunrud, and paternal grandfather, George MacKenzie. She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life, her parents: Ward and Brenda; big sis, Kylie and favourite brother-in-law, Chris; grandma, Mildred MacKenzie; grandpa, Gerry Torgunrud; her special grandma, Emma Hendrikson; god-parents and uncle, Brian and Aldona (Stan, Anna & Iris) Torgunrud; aunt Wendy (Darren, Brad) Johsnon; aunt Karen and uncle Rick (Allan, Scott) Wood; and numerous other relatives and many friends she held so dear to her heart. As Kaelyn watches over us today she will be extremely touched by all who are here to celebrate her life. Kaelyn will always be our ray of sunshine and will never be forgotten. A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, January 31, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Colleen McGregor officiating. Tributes were given by Karen Ransome, Susan Pohl, Denise Kominetsky, Carol Picard, Jana Szaba and Peter Loster. Iris Torgunrud read from Ecclesiastes, and a poem 'Forever In Our Hearts' was read by Anna Torgunrud. A reception followed at St. Gerard's Parish Hall.

MALESCHUK - Gilbert, of Yorkton and formerly of Wadena, entered eternal rest at the Regina General Hospital on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at the age of 74 years. Gilbert was born on February 7, 1932 at Margo, Sask; a son of Alex and Mary (nee Happy) Maleschuk. He was raised in the Margo area and received his elementary education there, graduating from high school at Sturgis, Sk. He then attended Teachers College in Winnipeg and began his work in Wadena, Fenwood, Serath and Binscarth; teaching for a total of 10 years. Gilbert became self - employed until the present time; selling soap for 30 years, owning the City Bakery in Yorkton for eight years and then for the past ten years was owner and operator of G.M. Bus Lines. Gilbert was a man of many talents; playing in his own band the "G Drifters" using his various skills on the accordian, violin and guitar. He enjoyed photography and riding his Harley and was especially proud of his 1964 Canary Yellow T Bird. His children will remember him as a man who instilled good values in life and in business which they continue to carry on. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his sons: Curtis and his wife Rose Maleschuk of Yorkton, Sk., Colin Maleschuk of Yorkton, Sk; three granddaughters: Cayla, Cally and Cara; his special companion Anne Hudye; two sisters-in-law Elsie of Wadena, Sk. Uldine of Smithers, BC along with nieces nephews, relatives and friends. Gilbert was predeceased by his father Alex in 1964; mother Mary in 1983; two brothers: Morris in 1986, John in 1987; a sister Ann and a brother Matthew in infancy. Prayer service was held on Wednesday evening, October 4, 2006 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The Funeral service was held on Thursday morning, October 5, 2006 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The Cantor was William Kozey with members of the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Choir. The Banner Bearers were granddaughters: Cayla and Cally Maleschuk with John Burtnack serving as Cross bearer. Uldine, Elsie, Sandra , Melicia Maleschuk, Anne Hudye, Sherry Workman(Maleschuk) and Michelle Asato (Maleschuk) were Honourary Bearers. George Prokopchuk and Jim Bilan were Palamars. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke Yorkton Memorial Gardens with nephews: Eugene, Myles, Mitchell, Merlyn, Murray Maleschuk and Allan Workman serving as Casket Bearers. At the memorial Luncheon reflections of Gilbert's life were given by his sons: Curtis and Colin.

MALACH - Theresa Eva (nee Mulatz) of Santa Maria Care Home Regina and formerly of Yorkton; passed away peacefully at the age of 92 years on Saturday October 25, 2008. Predeceased by her husband Vincent in 1974; her parents, Leopold and Elizabeth Mulatz; sisters: Elizabeth,Julia, Annie, Rosie and Mary and brothers Leo and Joseph. Theresa will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children and their families: Brian (Maureen) Barry & Joanne; Ron (Joanne) Drew, Marie & Paul; Robert (Sandra) Ben & Dan; Debra (Dale) Mathew & Katie; John (Patti) Lindsay & Shaun as well as her brother Frank (Katie) and sisters Margaret and Helen and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to our family and friends for their support and kindness over the years. A heartfelt thanks to the wonderful, caring, supportive staff of the Santa Maria Seniors Citizen Home in Regina, for all their compassionate care these past few years And, the family wishes to express their gratitude and kindness, evidenced in thought and deed to everyone is Theresa's life. A Mass of Chirstian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday afternoon, October 29, 2008 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church, Yorkton, SK., with Father J. Pat Murphy as Celebrant. The pianist was Pam Yaremko leading the Congregation and Parish Choir in the Hymns. The Altar servers were Orest Machushek and Tom Pasloski with Pauletter Barteski serving as Cross Bearer. The Lecturers were Shirley Barnes and Marianne Dierker. The Catholic Women's League were Honouary bearers as well as all those who shared in Theresa's life. The interment followed in the Yorkton CIty Cemetery with Theresa's family: John, Ron Malach, Dale, Matthew Tumback, Paul Lemmerick and Shaun Piller serving as Casket Bearers

MANDZIUK - Frances (nee Witowski) was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 28, 1922, the youngest of three children born to Alexander and Anna Witowski. Her childhood was filled with the joys and lessons that would eventually develop her into the fine lady that she became. Frances received her education at King Edward Elementary School and Isaac Newton High School, where she excelled in many sports, particularly baseball. She also developed an appreciation in fine arts and took pleasure in self-taught skills of drawing and playing piano. Upon graduation, Frances was employed in the banking sector and the clothing industry. On June 20, 1942 Frances was united in marriage to Michael Mandziuk, and so began a long and loving union of two very special people. Three lucky children were brought into this world by Michael and Frances; a son Gary John; a son Michael Alexander Gregory and a daughter Debra Anne. In 1952 Mike and Frances moved to Yorkton, where they, along with Mike's brother John and sister-in-law Helen purchased Seaborn's Bakery, which soon was renamed Yorkton City Bakery. Frances enjoyed helping out at the bakery but soon decided that her priority was to take care of her children and make her home a place of comfort and joy. Frances developed a keen interest in gardening and thoroughly enjoyed her large garden filled with various vegetables, surrounded by flowers of all descriptions. As the family grew up, Frances' focus changed only to growing flowers and tending the many shrubs and trees that were planted at her home at 114 Third Avenue North. Her care and attention to the yard won her many accolades and was enjoyed by many neighbours and passers-by. Over the years Frances became deeply interested and devoted to various service work within the community, and took great joy in participating in the annual Lion L's Kiddies Day Parade, as well as volunteer work within the United Church Women, and her work within the C.N.I.B. Frances was also very supportive and interested in her husband's service club work and assisted him whenever possible with duties and functions, such as the annual Wa Wa Shrine Club Malanka. Frances also took great pleasure in creating and sewing stuffed camels for the Shrine Club, that have represented the club for many years on the float that travels to numerous parades and functions. As time progressed Frances expanded her interests and soon became involved in various business ventures including the Loaf 'n' Jug convenience stores, Soap 'n' Suds Laundromat, and the Pop Shoppe. All of these ventures created challenges that Frances eagerly faced and conquered, and it was through these associations that Mike and Frances, along with their business partners began to travel extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Her more memorable highlites were riding atop an elephant gathering logs in the jungles of Thailand and passing through Checkpoint Charlie from West Germany into East Germany. In 1999 after 46 years of residence at their home on Third Avenue, Frances and Mike purchased a townhouse at 74 Russell Drive, and Frances soon began her work of transforming the grounds into a park-like setting. Her efforts were soon rewarded, when she, along with the other residents of the condominium were awarded the Best Backyard in the City of Yorkton's Community in Bloom Contest for the year 2000. We will remember Frances as a very special wife, mother, grandmother and friend. All will agree that first and foremost Frances was a sweet and gentle lady. Frances passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a courageous battle with cancer. She was seventy-eight years of age. Frances was predeceased by her father Alexander, mother Anna and a brother Joseph. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Michael; her three children, Gary of Toronto, ON, Michael and his wife Beverley of Yorkton, SK and Debra and her husband Bill Burns of Calgary, AB; her grandchildren, Alexis Mandziuk and Kristina Mandziuk of Toronto, ON, Katherine Mandziuk of Regina, SK, Glenn Mandziuk and Vanessa Mandziuk of Yorkton, SK, Jeffrey Burns and Ashleigh Burns of Calgary,AB; a sister Patricia Kiffic of Winnipeg, MB; and Lynda Mandziuk of London, ON as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday January 16, 2001 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Daryl Woods officiating. Words of Remembrance were given by Frances's children Gary, Michael and Debra. The organist Shani Apland and members of St. Andrew's Choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns The Lord's My Shepherd, All the Way My Saviour Leads Me and We Shall Go Out With Hope of Resurrection. Soloists Alexis Mandziuk sang Memories, and Joleen Cherland sang Ave Maria. The honorary bearers were all of Frances's grandchildren and everyone who shared in and celebrated her life. The urnbearer was son Gary Mandziuk. Inurnment to follow in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Indoor Columbarium. Should friends desire memorials may be made to the Wa Wa Shrine Patient Travel Fund or to the East Central Health Foundation Palliative Care Program. Cremation and funeral services were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

MANDZIUK - John, beloved husband, father and grandfather, of Yorkton, SK, passed away suddenly on March 30, 2010, in the I.C.U. of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, with his loving family at his side. John was born in Winnipeg, MB on July, 6, 1923, the middle son of John and Katherine (nee Gunter) Mandziuk. He received his education at King Edward and Isaac Newton schools in Winnipeg, MB. As a youngster growing up during the depression, John biked to local golf courses to caddy on weekends to earn spending money. As a young man, he worked for a local butcher shop and delivered meat with his bicycle. The skills and work ethic he learned at that time benefited him throughout his life. In 1943, at the age of 19, he enlisted in the army and served with the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada and saw action in North West Europe. John received his honourable discharge in 1945. He returned home to Winnipeg where he met his future wife Helen at his brother's wedding. After a one year courtship, Helen and John were married on June 19, 1948 in Winnipeg, MB. They lived in Winnipeg and John was employed by Hobb's Glass where he worked his way up to manager. In June 1951, John went into business with this father (a baker) and older brother Mike. They headed west and bought the City Bakery in the then small town of Yorkton, SK - quite a change from the large city they grew up in. The business grew and thrived along with his family. He successfully combined work and family. Many memorable family vacations were taken. After 30 years of hard work, the family sold the bakery to explore other ventures. John sold cars and real estate before opening up his own family business, "John's Meat Market and Confectionery" in April 1978. After 5 years he closed the store and semi-retired but continued in property management to keep busy. In his retirement he enjoyed his time with Helen, his children and especially his two grandsons. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Helen; daughter Karen Norman (Ken) of Yorkton; son John (Susan) of Yorkton and their children Daniel and Matthew; nephews: Gary (Marilyn) Mandziuk of Toronto, ON, Michael (Bev) Mandziuk of Yorkton; niece: Debbie Mandziuk-Burns of Calgary, AB, and their families; niece: Donna (Glenn) Aitchison of Winnipeg, MB; as well numerous cousins and friends. John was predeceased by his "kid brother" Billy, mother Katherine, father John, father-in-law Michael Kudrych, sister-in-law Mary Kudrych, mother-in-law Annie Kudrych, brother-in-law John Studney, sister-in-law Jenny Studney, sister-in-law Frances Mandziuk, and brother Michael (Mike). John was involved in the growth of Yorkton and his extensive community involvement included the Royal Canadian Legion, Kinsmen Club, K-40, Masonic Lodge and Parkland Shrine Club for over 50 years. A strong supporter of his adopted city and province, as well as many local and provincial events and charities. People still remember John smiling and waving as he pulled the Shriners Float with his mini model-T in the parade at the Yorkton Summer Fair. He was an avid fan of the Senior Terriers hockey club and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. John will be remembered for his big heart, big smile, generosity and kindness. He was a proud husband, father and grandfather. The funeral service took place on Monday, April 5, 2010 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. Rev. Doug Craig and Rev. Milo Spooner-Craig officiated. A tribute and words of remembrance were given by nephew, Gary Mandziuk. Organist, Lauren Jemieff led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Soloist, Debbie Thompson sang 'You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings'. Tributes were also given by members of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Alexander Ross branch #77, Yorkton; and by members of the Yorkton Masonic Lodge #12. The interment took place in the Garden of Devotion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Grandson Daniel Manzdiuk was the urn bearer.

MARINCL - Mike, of Yorkton, formerly of the Leslie district passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was seventy seven years of age. Michael Marincl was born on November 11, 1931 in the Elfros district of Saskatchewan to Phillip and Mary nee Boyko Marincl. At the age of six the family moved to farm in the Leslie district of Saskatchewan. Mike as he was known, attended Wallhalla School up until grade nine and then attended high school in Elfros. Farming most of his life in the early 1950’s Mike also worked in Hamilton, Ontario for a short period, for one winter in Regina and four winters diamond drilling in the north. Mike continued farming in the Leslie district until the early part of this century when he moved to Yorkton. Mike loved the bright lights and excitement of his trips to big cities whenever the opportunity was there. He enjoyed taking things apart even if it was just to see how or what made them work. Mike was an avid reader especially self help literature about taking care of one’s mind and body. Mike passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was seventy seven years of age.

MARSHALL - Frank, formerly of Yorkton and the Churchill district, husband of the late Doris Marshall entered eternal rest on September 5, 2002 at the Herb Bassett Home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan at the age of 83 years. Frank Marshall was born on September 18, 1918 in the Churchill district, north east of Saskatchewan, the son of Mike and Mary (nee Sopel) Marshall. He attended Churchill School, completing his Grade IX standing. Subsequently he began farming with his parents. In 1962 he was united in marriage to Doris (Piasta) Kowal. They continued mixed farming until 1975 when they retired to Yorkton. While in Yorkton, Frank worked in the carpentry field for several years. Besides carpentry, Frank liked tinkering with various motors and in his younger years he played softball. During his lifetime he enjoyed fishing with his wife and friend as well as hunting and trapping. In Yorkton Frank was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church. Predeceased by his wife Doris in 1997; brothers, Peter and John and sisters, Katie Ciszewski and Molly Wychowaniec; Frank is survived by his step-children, Edward Kowal of Prince Albert, Eileen (Lyle) Swaney of Nipawin, Gladys (Bill) Simpson of Theodore, Esther (Bill) Barsi of Yorkton and Louise (Jerry) Solonyka of Regina; twelve grandchildren, Chelsea, Cody and Travis Kowal, Brenda Solonyka, Joanne Kontogiannis, April Solonyka, Randy Pacholko, Daryl (Lisa) Pacholko, Bradley Barsi, John Pacholko, Douglas Meszaros, and Roxanne Heckelaar; five great grandchildren, Nicki Kontogiannis, Jessica, Hillarie and Cassia Pacholko, and Alexander Meszaros; two brothers, Joe of Ituna and Stanley (Ann) of Richmond Hill, ON and sisters, Sophie (Harry) of Ituna, Nellie (Otto) Lipps of Armprior, ON and Emily (Ron) Graham of Scarborough, ON. Prayer services were held on Sunday, September 8th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, September 9th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Oleh Kashuba, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and members of St. Mary's Choir. The epistle was read by Ostap Piasta. Chelsea Kowal served as the crossbearer. The honorary bearers were Olga Stupak, Doreen Hahn, Severin & Mary Essar and Nick & Jean Kucher. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke with Edward Kowal, Robert Brooks, Douglas Meszaros Jr., Ostap Piasta, Roman Marshall and Daryl Pacholko serving as the casket bearers. A Tribute to Gido in way of a poem composed by Roxanne Heckelaar was read by Ed Kowal. A eulogy was presented by Eileen Swaney.

MASSIER - William Garnet passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2008 at the Royal University Hospital Saskatoon. He was 58 years of age. Bill was predeceased by his mother Elsa (nee Halbwachs) father William Massier; father-in-law Alfred Coller and two brothers-in-law: Rod Coller and Palmer Svaren. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Cindee of Yorkton, SK. and son Paul (Carin) of Regina, SK brother Bob (Phyllis) Massier of Weyburn, SK; sisters: Donna (Pete) Prociuk of Maidstone, SK, Judy (Bev) Cressman of Saskatoon, SK, Gail (Brian) Crump of Arcola, SK and Debbie Massier of Calgary, AB; mother-in-law: Irma Coller of Regina, SK; brother-in-law Richard (Robbie) Coller of Calgary, AB; sisters-in-law: Renee (Vern) Heth of Regina, SK., Cheryl (Alan) Coller of Regina, SK along with numerous nieces, nephews, friends and the Pirates. The funeral service will be held on Thursday afternoon, October 16, 2008 at 2:00 Pm from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre Highway number 10 east Yorkton with the interment t o follow at a later date.

MAYSTROWICH - Anne (nee Dubiel), a resident of St. Paul Lutheran Home in Melville and formerly of the Fenwood district died peacefully on January 8th, 2007. She was 84 years, 11 months, 4 days of age. Anne was born February 4, 1922, the ninth child of Frank and Katherine Dubiel. Like so many others raised on the family farm, Anne worked along side her brothers in the fields, milked cows, baked the best home made bread, and helped with the cleaning and gardening. Anne attended Maxwelton School up to grade eight. During 1932, Anne was taught by Alec Maystrowich, her future brother-in-law. Anne often teased Alec in later years, asking him if she would have been spared the strap had he known she was going to be his sister-in-law? Anne left school in the spring of 1936 to stay at home and help out full time on the farm. Eight years later, on June 18, 1944, Anne married Joe, a boy from the neighborhood and moved to his home about two miles from the family farm. There she continued to live the life of a farmer's wife and mother for more than fifty years. Anne became a mother for the first time in October of 1947 with the birth of their daughter Elaine. Life was Mom's first gift, love was the second and understanding the third. Anne continued to give these gifts to three more children: Eugene born May of 1951, Allan born May of 1953 and Dianna born October of 1954. She loved us and kept a special place in her heart for each and every one of her grandchildren. True joy for Anne was being able to hold her grandchildren, to watch them grow and spend time with them, walking around the farm or baking home made cookies – honey jam jams in particular. When it came to her grandchildren, her patience was infinite. Through the years, Anne became the nucleus for our family. She wove a fine silken thread that kept our family together. She gave us color (orange cupboards with yellow kitchen walls), laughter (with her mischievous nature), warmth and the security of unconditional love. She was a hard worker and life was not always easy for Anne, but she never complained and through it all she lived her life by the Golden Rule. She walked quietly among us, often in the background, and because of her shyness went unnoticed, yet she was always there for us, for her family, for her friends and for her neighbors. Anne had the secret, the secret for getting through the disappointments of life, and that was to take life with a grain of salt. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and through her humor we caught glimpses of who Anne really was and those of us who shared these moments with her were truly blessed. Anne was a kind, caring, quiet, soft spoken, sweet person. She always looked for the best in everyone and never spoke a harsh word against anyone. She loved Ukrainian music and walks along a country road. She loved to dance, to garden and to visit with family and friends. "God gave us a precious gift, a gift beyond compare. For He gave us a gracious Mother full of love and tender care". He has now taken her home, to a place of peace and rest and today we have come together to say good bye. Good bye to a wonderful mother and grandmother, to the arms that held us, to a kind and gentle lady. Mom go in peace, in the knowledge that you will live on in our hearts and in our memories. Thank you for giving us life, love and understanding. She is predeceased by her husband Joe [1999]; her mother Katherine Dubiel [nee-Zulyniak] 1965, her father Frank Dubiel 1970. Her granddaughter Sherelle 1974. Her sisters Agnus Bohay [1996] Mary Wlock [1999] Tannie Pillipow [2006]. Her brothers Claudie [1980] Mike [1988] Andrew [1992] John [2001] Joe [2003]; her sister-in-law Mary Dubiel [1991]; her brothers-in-law Mike Pillipow [1982], John Wlock [1986], Pete Blazieko [2006]. She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her daughter Elaine and husband Raymond Gorchinski of Jedburgh; her son Eugene and wife Bev of Yorkton; her son Allan and [friend Julie] of Yorkton; her daughter Dianna and husband Pat Doyle of Devon, AB. Anne was blessed with twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren, Sherelle [1965-1974] Rick [Cindy and son Monte ] Gorchinski of Lloydminster, AB. Joanne [Craig and son Rylan] Pihach of Homefield, Shannon [Troy and son Hayden] Morin of Winnipeg, MB Brent [fiance Michelle] Maystrowich of Regina, Mark [friend Danielle] Maystrowich of Saskatoon, Cory Maystrowich of Calgary, AB, Ryan [fiance Shawna] Maystrowich of Saskatoon, Tammy [friend Brian] Maystrowich of Calgary, AB, Patrick Doyle of Calgary, AB, Jennifer and Crystal Doyle of Devon, AB. Anne also leaves to mourn her passing , her sisters Nellie Dubiel of Yorkton, Julia Blazeiko of Willowbrook, Rosie [Metro] Washek of Regina, brother in law Fred Bohay of Goodeve, sisters in law Helen Dubiel of Yorkton and Doreen Dubiel of Yorkton, daughter in law Delores of Calgary; as well as many nieces and nephews and dear friends. Prayers were held on Friday, January 12th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, January 13th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Colette Karapita, Ed Pindus and Parish Choir members. The cross bearer was Monte Gorchinski and the epistle reader was Tammy Maystrowich. "Everyone who knew Anne" were considered honourary bearers. The interment took place in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Brent Maystrowich, Ryan Maystrowich, Mark Maystrowich, Cory Maystrowich, Patrick Doyle and Rick Gorchinski serving as the casket bearers. The eulogy was shared by Jennifer Doyle.

McCONNELL - James Harvey, beloved husband of Maria passed away February 8, 2003 at the age of 80. Harvey McConnell was born on February 27, 1922 in the Tullymet District, tenth child of Wilbert and Carrie (Schick) McConnell. He served in the RCAF as an airplane mechanic from 1942 to 1946. While in the service he married Maria Keisig. After his discharge Harvey & Rye returned to Tullymet to farm the Keisig homestead where they raised five children; Carol, Karen May, June, Marlene & Daryl. Harvey took an active interest in the community and was involved with the United Church, the Farmer's Union, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the Tullymet 4 - H Beef Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #84. Harvey really loved the land, whether it be farming, gardening or preserving and canning the produce. In more recent years he enjoyed singing with The Fireside Singers, playing cards at the Senior Centre in Balcarres and playing his violin, both with the Grandma's & Grandpa's in Fort Qu' Appelle and with Judy Hershmiller at the Balcarres Integrated Care Facility. He was also a great sports fan and loved watching curling, hockey, football and baseball especially the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Blue Jays and the Roughriders. However his most important priority of late was spending time with Rye. Harvey was predeceased by his parents, four sisters, Frances (in infancy), Eva Bearden, Joyce Ivey, Daisy Ivey, and three brothers, Frank, George and Roy McConnell. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 59 years Maria (Rye) of Pioneer Village, Regina; his five children, Carol & (Bryan) Jankoski of Carseland, AB, Karen May & (Ron) Welder of Regina, June & (Bryan) Fettig of Regina, Marlene & (Rick) Lafrentz of Bienfait, and Daryl & (Debbie) McConnell of Regina. Twelve loving grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, whom he loved and admired dearly; Kirby Jankoski, Michelle (nee Welder) & (Sheldon) Boyd & children (Ashley, Caleigh & Christopher); Kevin & Shannon Welder & children (Madison & Kayden); Trevor Welder, Trent & (Debbie) Fettig & (Jesse); Blair Fettig, Angela Fettig, Dylan Lafrentz, Landon Lafrentz, Lucas Lafrentz, Keenan McConnell, & Brogan McConnell. He also leaves behind his three sisters; Addie Ballagh of Balcarres, Alice Ivey of Ituna, and Blanche Fuhr of Brandon, MB, three sisters-in-law; Evelyn McConnell of Balcarres, Bobbie McConnell of Victoria and Lil Smith of Calgary; two very special nieces Margeurite Rehm of Maple Creek, and Jean Golemba of Ituna and many other nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of his life took place on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at St. Andrew's United Church - Balcarres, SK with Rev. Don Milne officiating. Organist Judy Hershmiller led the congregation in the Hymns. Special music was sung by The Fireside Singers. Tributes of Harvey's life were given by His Grandchildren; Blair Fettig, Trevor Welder, Kevin Welder. Honourary Bearers were Members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #84, His youngest Grandchildren; Angela Fettig, Keenan McConnell, Dylan Lafrentz, Landon Lafrentz, Brogan McConnell, Lucas Lafrentz and His Great-Grandchildren; Ashley Boyd, Caleigh Boyd, Christopher Boyd, Madison Welder, Jesse Fettig, Kayden Welder. Casketbearers were His eldest Grandchildren; Kirby Jankoski, Michelle Boyd, Kevin Welder, Trevor Welder, Trent Fettig, and Blair Fettig. Interment followed in the Balcarres Cemetery.

McDONALD - Clair Ross, longtime Yorkton resident, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 88 years of age. Clair Ross McDonald was born on July 10, 1921 at Semans, Saskatchewan; the second in a family of five girls and five boys born to Earl and Verna (nee Smith) McDonald. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the district. As a young man Clair enlisted into the RCAF at Winnipeg. He was shortly after sent to Lachine and then Montreal in Quebec to receive his wireless training. Upon graduation Clair was posted in Yorkton as a Wireless Electrical Mechanic, with the rank of Corporal. Here Clair installed S.B.A. receivers in Anson and Cornell aircraft. In January of 1944 he was posted overseas at Tholthorpe in Northern England. He served in the far east and then in Holland and in July of 1945 was on his way home, receiving his discharge on November 30, 1945 in Regina. In 1947 he was united in marriage to Beatrice Ethel Batke. Clair began employment with the Department of Highways in the late 1950's, retiring in 1985. In 1987 Ethel passed away but Clair continued to reside in Yorkton following that time. Clair was a quiet, reserved individual, but he took an active interest in people and his surroundings. He was a lifetime member of the Yorkton Thresherman's Club, where he lent his expertise in restoring steam engines. During his working years, he enjoyed helping local farmers with their mechanical problems on their equipment. He was sports minded, enjoying golf, darts and horseshoes (he was the family horseshoe champion). He was a longtime member of the General Alexander Ross branch #77, Yorkton, and took part in many of the Legion activities over the years. He was also a devoted family man, who greatly enjoyed the time spent with family and friends. Besides his wife, Clair was predeceased by his parents; brothers Donald and Clifford; and by a sister Eileen. He leaves to cherish his memory his son Blaine (Jeanne) McDonald of Kennedy, SK; a grandson Jason (Jen) McDonald of Estevan; Clair's friend Kay Lindenback of Yorkton; five sisters: Margaret Whalen of Kingston, ON; Faye Johnson of Thunder Bay, ON; Orma (Ivan) Bigfork of Lethbridge, AB; Evelyn (Ted) Vandenburg of West Lorne, ON; and June (Al) Schuster of Regina; three brothers: Lloyd (Mildred) McDonald of Saskatoon; Robert (Liz) McDonald of Mexico; and Richard (Pat Sherman-Hlus) McDonald of Lethbridge; numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. Organist, Amanda Buhler led the congegation in the singing of the hymns 'How Great Thou Art' and 'Just A Closer Walk With Thee'. Members of the General Alexander Ross Branch #77, Yorkton attended and gave the Legion Tribute Service. The Sgt-at-arms was Peter Wyatt, the Padre was John MIller, color party was Bill McQuarrie, Russell Bischop, George Arnold and Andy Juba as well as other Legion members who made up the honor guard. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

McGERRIGLE - Albert John "Buck" passed away on May 27, 2002 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home following a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was 77 years of age. Buck was born on September 16, 1924 to William and Ann McGerrigle in Stenen, SK. He grew up and attended school in Stenen. At the age of 17, he joined the Navy where he saw duty in the north Atlantic. Following his return home, he married Mary Boyko on June 18, 1949. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Ross, Patric, Debra and Kelly. During this time, he was employed as a mechanic for Busch Motors in Stenen. Buck became involved with the Legion in Preeceville, taught Sunday school at the Stenen United Church and was president of the Stenen Curling Club. The family moved to Yorkton in 1971, where Buck worked at Eftoda's Garage, ---Carnduff Motors, Canadian Tire, York Auto Supply and the Army & Navy Lounge. Buck was always an avid sportsman. He played baseball with the Stenen ball club that won the provincial championship in the early 60's. The team was later inducted into the Sask. Sports Hall of Fame. He golfed in the summer and curled in the winter, including hockey in his younger years, until illness forced him to become a spectator. He tirelessly volunteered his time to the Army and Navy and Sask. Lung Assoc. He was a member of the Legion, Anavets, president of the ACT and Sask. Speed Skating. Albert was predeceased by his parents, William and Ann, as well as his son, Kelly. He leaves to celebrate his life his wife of 53 years, Mary, his son Ross of Regina, son Patric and daughter-in-law Bonnie of Yorkton, daughter Debra of Vancouver, as well as five granddaughters, Sarahannah, Miel, Shaylyn, Kellen and Clancy, who will miss his twinkling eyes and bad jokes. He also leaves three sisters, Evelyn Geddes of Wetaskiwin AB, Eleanor Crosby of Aylmer ON, and Violet Durston of Dauphin MB, and one brother, James of Chatham NB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday afternoon, May 30, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Don Milne of the United Church of Canada officiated. Two taped hymns were played, ' In the Sweet Bye and Bye' and 'Beyond the Sunset'. The Legion Burial Rite Service was performed by members of the Gen. Alexander branch #77 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The Sgt.-at-arms was Joe Yurkoski, the color party consisted of Art Alstad, Al Morley, Paul Zawerucka and John Zaretsky. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion with granddaughters Shaylyn and Miel McGerrigle as the urnbearers.

McKAY - Matthew Troy. It is of great sadness that we announce the passing of Matthew Troy McKay on October 30, 2009. Matthew was predeceased by his grandparents, Clifford and Marion Taypotat, Allan and Helen McKay and his adopted sister Samantha Thomson. He is survived by his son Kayson Chase McKay; his mother Bridgette McKay (Karl); with her children Jocelynn, Tariah, Tonya, Cassidy and Chase; father, Wesley Taypotat and his children, Jorey and Wesley Taypotat, Lucina Star and Colby Pellitier; great grandmother Grace Bear and grandfather Robert Bear and grandmother Brenda McKay; also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Matthew is also survived by his adopted parents, Orval and Cathy Bear and their children, Valerie, OJ (Shyann), Kirby (Chasity), Rebecca (Leland), Kayla (Moe), Caine, Emerald, Sheyleena, August, Lucas and Hunter. Matthew attended Kakisiwew School (Ochapawace) where his favourite teachers were Mrs. Faith Bobb and Mr. Chris Chudyk. Matthew was always the family MacGyver when it came to ramps, jumps, sleighs and many things involving bikes and ski-doos. He was always known for his smile, because no one ever knew if he was up to no good, or something else! Matthew loved staying connected with friends, whether it was chatting on MSN, Facebook, Bebo, Hi5, or just hanging around visiting face to face. He loved to go hunting and being together with his brothers, OJ, Caine and brother in law, Moe. Matthew was always willing to help and it was easy for his siblings to sometimes take advantage of this and boss him around in fun. He was always easy to talk with and could be convinced into almost anything. Marf loved his nieces and nephews. He took such an interest in making things for them… even though they might not necessarily be safe. Matthew loved to have songs requested to him on the radio. He was most proud of his son Kayson Chase McKay.

MEEK - Alan Dunnington, late of the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre surrounded by family. Born September 18, 1924, to Olive and Harry Meek, he grew up in Sintaluta, served in the RCAF (1942-46) and attended the U of S, graduating with his BA and BSP. In 1952 the family moved to Yorkton where he assumed the directorship of the Yorkton General Hospital Pharmacy, retiring in 1987. He was involved in community organizations, including the Air Cadets, Kinsmen, Boy Scouts and Yorkton Wildlife Federation. An avid sportsman and hunter, he was also a lover of humour and enjoyed reading. Alan's greatest joy was his children, Bill of Weyburn, Gail (Nicholas) Trott of Vancouver, Audrey (Brent) Skinner of Edmonton, Barbara of Yorkton, Hal of Calgary and Don of Yorkton; six grandchildren: Christopher (Jennifer) Procyshyn, George (Emma), Alan and Katy Skinner, Heather and Lindsay Meek, and one great-granddaughter, Jane Procyshyn. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothea. Cremation has taken place and interment will be held privately. Bailey's Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.

MELNYK - Ashley Helen Louise, late of Kindersley, SK, formerly of Yorkton, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 23, 2003 as the result of a tragic car accident near Hanna, Alberta. She was 18 years of age. Ashley Helen Louise Melnyk was born on September 16, 1985 at Dauphin, MB. Ashley received her schooling at Brandon and Ethelbert in Manitoba and completed her education in Yorkton. She had been involved with the Air Cadets, she volunteered at the Theodore Health Centre and at Yorkdale School with the kindergarten program. For approximately the last year, Ashley had been a resident of Kindersley. Ashley leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life, her mother Betty, her father John, brother Quinton, sisters Shauna and Kristine, Godfather Douglas and Godmother Janice; many aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews; her fiance Scott Kosolofski, and her step-father Les. A service of comfort was held on Tuesday evening, October 28, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The funeral service for Ashley was held on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Pastor Fred Schneider officiated. The organist, Judy Berg led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Soloist, Susanna Dowholis sang 'The Rose'. The interment followed in the Harrowby Cemetery with Frankie Klyne, Dale Furkalo, Joe Boryskavich, Lawrence Kriewaldt, Gus McKinnon and Harvey Alm serving as the casketbearers.

MILES - Joan Margaret Ida (nee Shawyer), longtime resident of Yorkton, widow of the late Morris Miles, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. She was 89 years of age. Joan Margaret Ida Miles was born August 28, 1919 at Beckham, England; daughter of Harold and Ida Shawyer. After completing her schooling, she worked at the General Post Office in London, England and later became an Air Raid Warden early in World War 2. In April 1943, she joined the W.A.A.F. On June 21, 1945 Joan married Morris Henry Miles, a member of the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps. In April 1946, she came by ship to Canada with a group of war brides landing in Halifax at the now famous Pier 21, then traveled across Canada by train to join Morris in Balcarres, Saskatchewan to look after the Miles family farm. In 1949, they moved to Weyburn and then to Yorkton in 1956. After moving to Yorkton, Joan became an active member of the Order of Eastern Star, serving as worthy Matron a number of times. She was a dedicated member of her church and community; serving as President of the Anglican W.A. and later the A.C.W., a member of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Choir and a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society. Six years ago, Joan moved from their Logan Crescent residence to the Fairview Arms Apartments where she was an active member of the Condo Association. In June 2008, Joan traveled to England with her son Keith and his wife Pat where she was able to see her nephew, cousins and their families. Upon returning, she was diagnosed with cancer. Joan continued to live a very active life until her last week. Joan leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life: her daughter Pam and husband John Lyttle of Saskatoon, her son Keith and his wife Pat of Airdrie; four grandsons; Jeffrey Zepp, Trevor Miles, and Kelly Miles, all of Calgary, and one granddaughter, Melissa Zepp and her significant other Kristian Watters of Winnipeg, two great grandchildren, Liam Miles Simpson and Avery Watters of Winnipeg. Joan was predeceased by her husband Morris in 1998, both of her parents, her brother Donald and sister Dorothy. Joan leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life: her daughter Pam and husband John Lyttle of Saskatoon, her son Keith and his wife Pat of Airdrie; four grandsons; Jeffrey Zepp, Trevor Miles, and Kelly Miles, all of Calgary, and one granddaughter, Melissa Zepp and her significant other Kristian Watters of Winnipeg, two great grandchildren, Liam Miles Simpson and Avery Watters of Winnipeg. Joan was predeceased by her husband Morris in 1998, both of her parents, her brother Donald and sister Dorothy. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium. The funeral service was held on Thursday, February 26, 2009 from Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Yorkton. Rev. Kim Salo officiated, assisted by Rev. Ken Buchan. Tributes were given by Alex Miles and Marjorie Felgate. Organist, Judy Berg, and pianist, Joleen Cherland led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Amazing Grace', 'The Lord's My Shepherd', and 'In the Garden'. The choir sang as the recessional 'The Nunc Dimittus'. Members of the Order of the Eastern Star, Yorkton #92 attended the service and were the honorary bearers. The Legion Tribute Service also took place, conducted by members of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Alexander Ross branch #77, Yorkton. The interment preceeded the service in the Garden of Memories at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with son Keith serving as the urnbearer. MILLER - Margaret (nee Schutz). Peacefully, October 29, 2009 at Altamont Nursing Home, Scarborough, ON. A lifetime resident of Saskatchewan, she was born Margaretha Schutz in Neudorf, Galicia, Austria September 1, 1904. She emigrated with her family to Canada in November, 1904 settling in Neudorf, Sask. After her marriage she lived in Saltcoats and Regina. Predeceased by her husband Adam (1970) and by 8 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter Elaine and her Husband G. Edward Broughton, one grandson John E. and one great-grandson Joseph E., all of Whitby, ON. Also survived by one sister, Mrs. Theresa Kibbons of Pitt Meadows B.C. and several nieces and nephews. Cremation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Regina with interment of cremated remains at Riverside Memorial Gardens, Regina.

MILLS- Rose (nee Borsa). The family of Rose Mills is sad to announce her death on March 29, 2010 in Yorkton, Sask. Rose will be greatly missed by her children, Grant, Ron (Cathy) of Saskatoon, Jerry of Moose Jaw and Lorna of Toronto. She was very proud of her grandchildren and will be remembered by Janice, Taylor, and Lauren. Sharing in their sympathy are Rose's siblings, Stella of New Brunswick, Lucy (Bernie) of Winnipeg, Joe (Pat) of Ottawa, Mary (James) of New Brunswick, Leonard (Julie) of Saskatoon, Leona of Cold Lake, and Leo (Shirley) of Regina. Rose was pre-deceased by her husband Chester Mills in 1996 and brother Edmond. Born in Wishart, Saskatchewan, January 3, 1925, Rose was the first child of John and Sophie Borsa. She grew up on the family farm along with her eight brothers and sisters. After attending business school in Regina, she worked as secretary at Regina City Hall and the Wheat Pool. She married Chester Mills in 1949 and they moved to Saskatoon where she worked as advertising manager at the Western Producer Newspaper. After their first son was born, they moved to Yorkton, where they had three more children. Rose had a very active and ambitious working life. In Yorkton she worked as Welcome Wagon Hostess, secretary-treasurer for the Yorkton Catholic School Board and secretary for Saint Gerard's rectory. In the 70's, she became a real estate agent and broker in her first business, Happy Homes Realty, before forming her own realty company, Rose Mills Realty. Before she retired from real estate in the late 1980's, she was a Director of the Saskatchewan Real Estate Association and served on the Saskatchewan Rent Appeal Commission. Rose was a Cub Scout Leader, one of the initial organizers of Camp Monahan and was later honoured with a lifetime membership. She was strong in her Catholic faith and active in the church. Other activities included Beta Sigma Phi, the Catholic Women's league, Red Hats, and several bridge clubs. She loved travelling with friends and family and the adventures each trip brought. Rose was especially gifted at making and keeping life long friends. She enjoyed entertaining her own friends as well as the friends of her children. Her energy and generosity amazed everyone who knew her. She loved her three grandchildren who, in turn, appreciated her sense of humour and enthusiasm for all their accomplishments. Rose had a life well lived and valued the many kindnesses and gestures of her friends. Her joy and absolute love of life will be missed by all who knew her. The family is especially grateful to the Palliative Care Nurses at the Yorkton hospital who were so compassionate to Rose during her brief hospital stay. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Yorkton Palliative Care Unit are appreciated. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, April 5, 2010 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. The Lectors were Ron and Cathy Mills, and Grant Mills gave the intercessions. The organist, Sharon Guina led members of the Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Members of the Catholic Women's League attended the service and formed an Honour Guard in memory of Rose. The urn bearer was Taylor Mills. The interment will take place in the Garden of Memories at a later date.

MITTEN - Emily (nee Nicholson), of Regina and formerly of Spy Hill, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at the age of 86 years. Emily, the youngest daughter of Bart and Laura Nicholson, was born near Lumsden, Sask. on April 26, 1919. She attended a rural school for grades 1 through 10, then Lumsden School for grades 11 and 12. After attending Regina Normal School, she started teaching at Welby, Saskatchewan, where she met - and later married - Victor Mitten. She taught at Oak Knoll School near Rocanville, then at Lumsden before joining the Women's Division of the Airforce in 1944. After nearly two years of service, she received her discharge from the services. In 1946 she married Victor and they lived at Welby for 10 years. Their marriage was blessed with twin daughters, Shirley and Laurice. During that time, she returned to teaching at Hamona. After moving to Spy Hill in 1956, she taught at Spy Hill and Churchbridge. When she retired in 1976 after 30 years teaching, she lived on the farm with her husband until he passed away in 1993, then moved to Regina where she developed a close circle of friends through card playing (especially crib, which was her favorite). She also enjoyed sewing (particularly quilts), working in the garden, and reading. Predeceased by her parents, her husband and her brother, she leaves to mourn her twin daughters Shirley with husband Mel Franklin of Regina, SK and Laurice Thiele of Abbottsford, BC, along with along with special friends Marie and Alfred Olafson. In addition she leaves eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren: Shamus (Dawn), Shane (Shawna), Chad (Miranda) and Dave Stewart (Kelly); Vicki (Brian), Cheri, Lori, and Steve Thiele (Heather); Tammy (Rob) Popoff, Colin (Lana) Franklin, Darren (Susie) Franklin. Also 12 great-grandchildren: Geneveve; Denni, William and a new baby due in January; Haley, Rhea and Kane; Braden; Joshua, Sarah and Paige; Brett. A sister Clara Nicholson of Quesnel, B.C. and her family. A sister in law Dorothy Nicholson and her family of Lumsden, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on Saturday afternoon, December 31, 2005 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Delta Kelly of the United Church of Canada officiating. Karen Roulston was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns: 'Beyond The Sunset' and 'Amazing Grace'. The Hymn 'One Day At A Time ' was sung by Rev. Delta Kelly. Reflections of Emily's life were given by her granddaghter Lori Thiele. The interment followed in the Garden of Memories, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandson Shamus Stewart serving as Urn Bearer.

MOHL - Roland Gordon was born on July 19, 1940 at Regina, Saskatchewan, the only son of Helmut and Isobel Mohl who resided in Edenwold, Saskatchewan where he was raised, received his education and worked on the family farm. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Edenwold. The Mohl family always owned a cottage at Fort Qu'Appelle, Rollie and his family enjoyed many years there at family gatherings and celebrations. One of the greatest celebrations the family had each year was great granddad Joseph's birthday party. Also, our family was always together on Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate Grampa Helmut's birthday. In 1957 he moved to Regina to become a tradesman in the electrical field which took him to neighbouring provinces and states. On February 5, 1959 Rollie and Sharon Goski were united in marriage, they resided in Regina and were blessed with four children. In 1972 Rollie and Sharon purchased the Broadview Hotel which they operated until 1979. Then in 1980 Rollie along with his Father, happily purchased the Treeline Motel in Hudson Bay, SK. Rollie's love was the northern part of the province and he finally had his dream. It was a new, lovely motel and a thriving business. A year later he added a first class restaurant on to the motel. He spent many hours hunting and enjoying the countryside of the Pasqua and Porcupine Hills. Also, he loved socializing with the logging crews and his many good friends in town. Rollie also acquired an Outfitters License and took many of his hotel guests on hunting excursions. He built a beautiful cottage in the hills along the Red Deer River, his pride and joy, unfortunately it burnt down due to a propane explosion within. Rollie along with his Friend Jake always seemed to find time to spend a couple of months in the winter at Mazatlan, Mexico, they purchased a piece of oceanfront property approx. 80km south of Mazatlan that they planned to develop in the future. He and his friend, Maria owned a Condo in Mazatlan and spent many happy days there. Due to the pulp mills closing down in Hudson Bay, he sold the Treeline Motel and bought a Hotel in Whitewood, SK which he operated until 1999. He also developed many long lasting friendships while living in Whitewood. Upon selling that hotel he moved back to his acreage just north of Hudson Bay and lived there until his untimely death. Rollie was predeceased by his father Helmut in September of 1985 and two sons-in-law, Jimmy Brown in 1981 (Leslie) and Rick Parenteau in 1999 (Loretta). He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his mother Isobel who is residing at The Bentley Retirement Community in Yorkton. His four children, a daughter Leslie and her husband Richard of Flin Flon MB, Leslie is a member of the RCMP and Richard is an electrician for Hudson Bay Mining, they have two children, Aiden and Kellie. A daughter Laurel works for Pan Canadian Resources in Weyburn, she has two sons, Sean and Justin. A daughter Loretta who is a Mental Health Therapist at Prince Albert, she has one son, Corey. A son Terry who owns the Broadview Hotel and Terry's Water Works, Terrilee is a hairdresser in Broadview, they have three daughter Cassitee, Kelbree and Traeshal and one son, Taiten. Rollie's sister Carol and brother-in-law Nick are the General Managers of The Bently Retirement Community in Yorkton and Sharon, his former wife, have always remained friends manages the Broadview Hotel with her son Terry. Two nephews Dean Larson (Traci) of Regina, Greg Larson (Lisa) of Leross, one niece Shelley Vendramin (Tony) of Regina. Rollie was a very outgoing, friendly man with many, many good friends. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

MONGRAIN - Marcel, of Regina, formerly of Yorkton, beloved husband of Vicki passed away suddenly on November 28, 2008. He was 67 years of age. Marcel is the son of the late Merilda and Severe Mongrain; born on April 19th,1941 in Shawinigan, Quebec. Marcel moved to Saskatchewan in 1962 to play hockey for the Yorkton terriers and continued to play for many years; even semi-pro. He was united in marriage to Vicki Oystreck in 1966 and they were blessed with two sons, Darcy and Luc and three lovely grandchildren, Jackson, Cecelia and Rex, whom he loved dearly. Marcel had many jobs, but his trade was carpentry. He enjoyed and loved to play the piano. After working at White Spruce, Marcel and Vicki moved to Regina where he continued to work for the government at the Subsurface Geological Laboratory. After his retirement, Marcel worked as a security guard at the Legislative Building until his death. Marcel and Vicki loved vacationing down south and especially spending time with their grandchildren while there. He was predeceased by his son Luc; his mother & father; father-in-law Peter Oystreck; his brothers Justin and Rene and his sister Rolande. He leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory, his wife Vicki of 42 years; his son Darcy; daughter-in-law Lesley and grandchildren Jackson, Cecelia and Rex; his brothers Dominique (Jeannette), Jean-Guy (Marialle) and Jean-Claude (Jinette); sisters Marie-Paul (Rene Kenny) and Helene; mother-in-law Mary Oystreck and many close relatives and friends. Prayer Vigil was held on Thursday, December 4th at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Mary Bybliw and Ingrid Prost as the Lay Presiders. Funeral Mass was held on Friday, December 5th at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Thomas Nguyen as the Celebrant. The organists were Lorraine Lysak & Tammy Latimer and the hymns were led by St. Gerard's Parish Choir. The cross bearer was Cameron Yaremko and the readers were Karen Fransishyn & Cory Fransishyn. Honourary Bearers were members of the Yorkton Senior Terriers. The interment took place in the Garden of Apostles at Regina Memorial Gardens with Lowen Buchan, Mike Zaharia, Gil Schafer, Merv Krasowski, Mervin Matechuk and Mitch Fransishyn serving as the casket bearers.

MOORE - Edward 'Ted' Cyril was born on December 1st, 1900 and passed away peacefully in his 101st year on August 14th, 2001 in the Langenburg Centennial Care Home. Ted was predeceased by his parents William and Mary, nine brothers, a sister, and a grandson Grant Edward Fieseler. He is survived by his family, Cleo (Bob) Fieseler, Ada (Willie) Kucheravy, Pat (Jack) Zandee, Mavis (Norman) Fieseler, Lorraine Brown, Maureen (Bob) Laurie, Keith (Diane) Moore, and their mother Margaret (Daisy) Moore; all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Ted worked on construction of grain elevators across the Prairies and on other projects including the Shellmouth Dam. He had a wonderful life and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Ted will be sadly missed. The funeral service was held on Saturday, August 18, 2001 at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Daryl Woods of St. Andrew's United Church officiated. Debbie Pearce gave the eulogy. Two taped solo selections were played, In the Garden and Just As I Am. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark with grandsons Roy Fieseler, Ken Apland, Wayne Mund, Daryl McDonnell and Lee Morris and son-in-law Bob Laurie serving as the casketbearers. Ted's friend Johnnie McDonnell was the honorary bearer.

MORGOTCH - Sophia (nee Stancoyj) was born in a small village near the city of Sucheva, Ukraine August 2, 1925 to Maslee and Olena Stancoyj. Orphaned at an early age, she was raised by her grandparents. Torn from her family and community by invading forces during the second world war, Sophie was taken to Germany along with thousands of others to work. Following the war she met her husband-to-be in a refugee camp, married and bore her first child. The family emigrated to Canada with the sponsorship of a family relative, Joachim Kitzul. The early years in Canada weren't easy. The first family home, a converted grain bin heated with an oil heater, was warm at the centre and ice covered the walls. Nevertheless the family worked hard and thrived. Two more sons were born for a family of five. Hard work and war injuries took a toll on Sophie's health. She carried on, doing her best to teach and raise her boys as well as working with her church, and the Ukrainian Women's Society. Sophie returned to Yorkton following the death of her middle son to be closer to her remaining family. She was admitted to the Langenburg Centennial Special care Home three years ago where she remained until her passing Friday morning December 11, 2009. Sophie was predeceased by her son, Orest. She leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Alex and Melvin Morgotch , a daughter-in-law, Sonjia Morgotch, and four grandchildren, Rebecca, Stuart, and Stephen Morgotch and Michael.

MOYNES - Delmer. Passed away on October 12, 2012 at the age of 95 years in the Regina Wascana Grace Hospice. Delmer was born June 27, 1917 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his parents Roy and Nellie Moynes; his wife of 63 years, Berniece, as well as his son Murray Moynes and son-in-law Richard Quinney. Delmer leaves his beloved daughter Barbara Quinney (Mike Reiss) to mourn his passing and cherish his memory. He will be missed and remembered fondly by his grandchildren: Terry (Nicola), Kelly (William) and Shaun (Megan) Quinney and Craig (Kim), Scott (Meg) and Cara (Philip) Moynes. His memory will be treasured by his great-grandchildren Livia Quinney, Nayeli Sandoval, Lily Moynes and Oliver Quinney. Delmer is also survived by sisters-in- law Marge Russell and Jean Emigh and brother-in-law Bill Emigh (Peggy) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Delmer lived all of his life in Yorkton. Delmer and Berniece spent 36 happy years on the farm where they raised their family. In 1980 they retired from farming and settled in Yorkton where they enjoyed many wonderful years together playing bridge, square dancing, golfing, curling and enjoying their family and friends. They were active members of St. Andrewís United Church for many years. Delmer and Berniece enjoyed travelling and spending winters in Mesa, Arizona. Delmer's warm and friendly presence will be greatly missed by all who had the blessing of knowing him. Delmer's family would like to thank the staff at Regina Wascana Grace Hospice for their compassionate care. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrewís United Church in Yorkton on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

MROCZKO - Lyle Bernard, beloved husband of Frances of Yorkton, SK, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 71 years of age. Lyle Mroczko was born in 1938 in Fontenay Aux Roses, a small village 10 km outside of Paris, France. Lyle immigrated to Canada with his mother and brother in 1952. After two weeks on a ship crossing the ocean, he travelled to Rokeby, Saskatchewan, where he spent the next three years working on his uncle's farm to pay for his passage. During this time he learned the English language and completed his education at the Yorkton Collegiate Institute (YCI). Lyle left the farm and worked as a railroad porter, travelling from Vancouver to Montreal. His next employment was in the transportation industry, working as a driver, eventually becoming an owner/operator. Lyle and Frances were married in 1967 at St. Gerard's Church in Yorkton. In the Parish he served as Eucharistic Minister, Proclaimer of the Word, Hospitality Minister and a Baptismal Sponsor. Lyle was always available to assist as required at all Parish events. He served on the Parish Council and Social Committee. As a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, he served as Grand Knight, District Deputy for Council No. 2031, and Faithful Navigator - Fourth Degree, often travelling to various councils as required. Lyle was active with Scouts Canada as a Scoutmaster and was a member of the Lions Club. Lyle was an enthusiastic volunteer, giving time to numerous functions in the community. In his free time, he enjoyed travelling and has seen the sights across Canada, from east to west. He has travelled through 31 US states and 13 countries in Europe. He was an avid camper, a member of the Good Sam RV Club - Parkland Sams Chapter, and loved fishing. His favourite winter activity was attending Yorkton Terriers hockey games. Dancing was a enjoyable exercise and he attended numerous polka festivals. Lyle was a family man who always found time to work on projects around the house and yard. He also made time to share coffee and visit with friends and neighbours. Lyle was predeceased by his mother, Sophie, his brother, Henri, his sister, Paulette, and sister-in-law, Irene Kunellis. Lyle leaves his wife, Frances, son Bernard (Helen) Mroczko of Balgonie, SK, daughter, Bridget Mroczko of Edmonton, AB, and daughter Delilah (Michael) Gerein of Edmonton, AB. He also leaves grandchildren, Wynonna and Brayden Mroczko, a grandchild who will arrive in March, and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. A Prayer Vigil Service was held on Friday evening, February 12, 2010 from ST. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The praying of the Rosary Preceded the Vigil and was led by members of the Knights of Columbus. The Cantor was Larry Hamilton with Cheryl Pick as Reader. Carol Nagy was the pianist leading the Parish Choir and Congregation in the Hymns. The reflections of Lyle's life were given by his children: Bernard Mroczko, Bridget Mroczko and Delilah Gerein. The Funeral Mass was Celebrated on Saturday afternoon, February 13, 2010 from ST. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. The Pianist was Lorraine Lysak leading the Parish Choir and Congregation in the Hymns. The Cantor was Eugene Kuemper with Joanne Balint and Kay Kuemper as Readers. The Prayers of the Faithful were led by Lorraine Kweens. Greg Dubois, Nathan and Alexis Guy were Altar Servers with Lyle's grandchildren: Wynonna and Brayden Mroczko serving as Cross bearers. Various Councils of Knights of Columbus served as an Honour Guard. Rick Dubois, Larry McIvor, Kevin Kunellis, Henry Kweens, Michael Gerein and Ricky Pick served as Casket Bearers. The interment will take place at a later date at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Lyle's family would like to thank the hospital staff in ER, ICU and 1st East of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre for the care given to Lyle during his admission and stay. Sincere thanks to Dr. Soumbasis for tending to Lyle's health needs. Thank you to everyone for your support, prayers and gifts of comfort. Special blessings to Father Basil for being with our family as we travelled this journey.

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NAGY - Florence Charlotte (nee Cote), resident of Melville, passed away suddenly as the result of a tragic motor vehicle accident on Saturday, August 11, 2007. She was 56 years of age. Florence Charlotte Nagy, member of Cote First Nation, was born to Rosabelle Cote (Baldhead) on July 17, 1951 at Kamsack. Her first five years brought many changes, as she was taken into foster care and raised by Roderick and Veronica Cote of Kamsack. During her school years, Florence attended St. Philip's Residential School, the Kamsack Composite Institute, and Sacred Heart Academy in Yorkton. Florence obtained her G.E.D. in 1992 in Yorkton. Later in life, Florence went on to the University of Saskatchewan as a mature student and obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1999. Education was an important factor in her life as was work experience. Florence held many positions in the work place, among them: Zellers; Ochs Motor Products; Dept. of Highways (summer employment); Saskatchewan Learning; Revenue Canada; Saskatchewan Public Service Commission; Parkland Regional College; and lastly had been employed with the Yorkton Tribal Council, Child and Family Services Division. However important her work was, Florence took equal interest in her children's activities as her most important job was that of mother and Coco. Predeceased by her husband Brent in August of 2002; and her biological mother Rosabelle. Florence leaves to cherish her memory: daughter Melissa (Kevin) Cote and children Brendan and Aiden; daughter Chelsea Cote and children Austin, Madison and Liam; son Christopher Nagy and daughter Jayden; daughter Raelyn (Joe) Pasloski and daughter Hailey; and son Paul Nagy; and her adopted parents, Roderick and Veronica Cote. She also viewed her nephews Terry Keewatin and Roderic Bondy as her own. Florence also leaves behind to cherish her memory her siblings: Doreen (Ron) Cote, Beatrice (Ralph) Cote, Margaret Cote, Ruby Cote, Bernard Whitehawk, Albert (Marsha) Musqua, Vernon Whitehawk, and Eddie Cote; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The wake was held on Wednesday evening, August 15, 2007 from the Yorkton Friendship Centre. The funeral mass was celebrated on Thursday, August 16, 2007 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. Father Basil Chomos officiated. Hymns sung were 'You Are Near', Psalm 23, 'I Will Never Forget You, My People', 'Song of the Angels', and 'On Eagles Wings'. The interment took place in the Otthon Hungarian Cemetery with Roderic Bondy, Terry Keewatin, Dustin Cote, Scott Musqua, Royce Cote and Allan Cote serving as the casketbearers.

NIEFER - Martha (nee Ruf), beloved wife of Art Niefer, was born on April 14, 1925 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, She became a child of God through the waters of Holy Baptism in her infancy at Winnipeg. Later she renewed her baptismal vows through the rite of Confirmation at the Lutheran Church in Togo. She lived with her parents on the farm at Togo and received her elementary and high school education there. On June 5, 1949, Martha was united in marriage to Art Niefer at Togo. This union was blessed with three children. Our Lord called her to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 26, 2001 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Martha and her husband Art lived quietly in Yorkton where they raised their family and had their children educated. Martha was a devoted wife and mother. She was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Her Lord and her church meant much to her. She loved gardening, growing an abundance of flowers and vegetables each year. She was predeceased by her parents David and Molly (nee Eisner) Ruf, and by her twin brother Edward. Martha leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory her loving husband Art; her sons Donald (Cathy) of Calgary, Darryl of Virginia, USA, and Dale (Marene) of Calgary; four grandchildren, Darren, Taylor, Reid and Emily, all of Calgary; two sisters, Olinda Ruf of Hemet, California and Greta Duffin of Sacramento, California; a sister-in-law Elsie Ruf of Yorkton, nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fred Schneider officiating. A tribute from son Darryl was read by Rev. Schneider. The organist, Judy Berg led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns Abide With Me, What A Friend We Have in Jesus and How Great Thou Art. Soloist Norm Graff sang In the Garden. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew with Donald, Darryl and Darren Niefer, Norman Graf, Rudy Pister and Ken Betker serving as the casketbearers.

NIPPI - Margaret (nee Moneas) passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2002 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, after a long struggle with kidney failure. She was 73 years of age. Margaret was born on August 28, 1928 at Yellow Quill First Nation, the daughter of Rose and Jack Moneas. In her teenage years she met George Littlewolf whom she later married. Margaret was a homemaker and a very hard worker who took care of her children, she was employed at Cote band as a seamstress and did beautiful beadwork. Margaret was predeceased by her children, Susanne Moneas, Mary Nippi, Raymond Nippi, John Nippi, Bonnie Nippi and infant Andrew Nippi and her great-grandson George Alfred Severight-Lerat, and granddaughter Earla Brass. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband George Littlewolf, her daughters Margaret Brass (Lorne) of Yorkton, Georgina Severight (Ken) of Yorkton;, son Rodney Nippi (Michelle) of Regina, her adopted son Norman Quewezance (Marlene) of Keeseekoose Reserve; also her special grandchildren who were close to her heart: Virginia Severight (George) of Yorkton, Barbara Severight of Fort Qu'Appelle, Ken Jr. Severight of Yorkton, Conrad Nippi of Regina, Angel Nippi of Regina, Miranda Nippi of Vancouver; special great granddaughter, Gabrielle Lerat of Yorkton. Altogether Margaret has sixteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. The wake vigil was held on Tuesday evening, June 25, 2002 from the Cote First Nation Hall. The traditional funeral was held on Wednesday morning, June 26, 2002 at the Cote Hall. Interment took place in the Cote Cemetery.

NODGE - Ronald Nodge (October 14, 1940 - December 24, 2010). It is with great sorrow that we must say farewell to our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Ron passed away on December 24, 2010 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, SK at the age of 70. Ron was predeceased by his parents Stephen and Susanna (nee Madarasz) Nagy; wife Florence (nee Legge); step-son Darryl Lutzer; brother Fred Nagy; sister and brother-in-law Esther and Zoly Kish; and brother-in-law Ken Legge. He leaves in mourning his sons Stacy of Summerland, BC, Steven (Sheila) of Martensville, SK, Robert (Melanie) of Martensville, SK; step-daughter Margo (Jim Meshke) of Balgonie, SK. Ron was an eyetwinkling proud grandfather to ten grandchildren who will lovingly cherish his memory: Chloe, Sarah, Justin, Hailey, Michael, Tyler, Tyrell, Naomi, Rebecca, and Amy. Ron is also survived by his two older brothers Leslie (Arvilla) Nagy and Albert (Alice) Nodge, of Yorkton, SK; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Emily and Geoffrey Houghton of Oxbow, SK; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ron was born on October 14, 1940 in Yorkton, SK. After completing high school, he worked for the Department of Highways for five years. He then moved to Saskatoon and started working at Labatt's Brewery where he worked for 27 years. He married Florence Legge in 1966. Ron enjoyed many hobbies such as bird watching, fishing, canoeing, gardening, camping, going on road trips, and playing cards. It is a well known fact in his family that Ron enjoyed taking things apart to see how they were built, but rarely put them back together! He enjoyed collecting tools and eating good home-made meals. He never left anything to waste and appreciated everything that he had. He was always a very soft-spoken and gentle man. No matter the situation, Ron always had a great sense of humour. Ron lived a simple life of which he gave himself entirely to his family. Ron experienced many health issues ranging from heart surgery and strokes in 2002 to living with diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Even though his organs were failing, his mind was still all there until the day before he passed away. He died surrounded by his family. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in his name. Ron's family thanks the exceptionally caring staff of doctors, nurses, and aides in the Progressive Care Unit at St. Paul's Hospital who strived to ensure Ron was comfortable until the end. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th St., first right past Briargate Road).

NORMAN - Alvin Rendal. Our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Alvin Rendall Norman of the Orcadia district, passed away Friday April 13, 2001, in the Park Unit of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre with his loving family at his side. He had just celebrated his 85th birthday on March 2nd. He will be remembered with much love by his loving wife Helen of fifty-two years; sons Douglas (Dianne) of Yorkton, Don (Kari) of Regina, Kenneth (Karen) of Yorkton; daughters, Audrey (Ron) Sereda of Saskatoon and Susan (John) Mandziuk of Yorkton; grandchildren Jeff and Lindsay Sereda, Ryan and Reid Norman and Daniel and Matthew Mandziuk. He is also survived by his older brother Howard (Muriel) of Chilliwack BC, sisters-in-law Molly Norman of Yorkton and Marion Darroch of Calgary, cousin Idella (Earle) Park, nephew Bob (Cheryl) Norman, nieces Marjorie (Bernie) Wlock, Dorathy (Norman) Taylor, Susan (Darroch) Brooker and their children. He was predeceased by his parents Frederick Stafford Norman and Susie Fergus Reid, grandparents John Flaws Reid and Ida Estella Reid, only sister Josephine Darroch, younger brother John Wesley and nephews Wayne Norman and Ted Darroch. Born on March 2, 1916, at Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Alvin received his education at the Orkney Stone School #97. He finished his primary grades at Orkney and took the remaining grades by correspondence. He wrote his final exams at the Yorkton Collegiate for his grade 12 diploma. Alvin was an avid baseball player and played second base for the Orcadia Elephants. He was also a member of the Yorkton Swine Club, winning a competition in Yorkton, then one in Saskatoon and qualifying to compete at the Toronto Royal Fair, but unable to attend due to farm work. Alvin also enjoyed curling, crossword puzzles, card games and a good game of crib. In 1941 Alvin moved to Brandon, Manitoba. He applied to join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but early in 1942 he still hadn't heard from the RCMP, so Alvin and his brother Howard drove to Edmonton and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Two weeks later he received his acceptance into the RCMP, but he decided to stay on with the Air Force. Alvin spent pre-enlistment and further training at Manning Depot in Edmonton, AB, Souris, MB, and then at I.T.S. in Regina, SK. In 1943 Alvin was posted to Dauphin, MB No. 10 service flying training school. On November 24, 1943 Alvin received his wings and became a Pilot Officer. From Dauphin, Alvin was posted to Summerside, Prince Edward Island, then to Sidney, Nova Scotia where he received his commission with the rank of Flying Officer. He flew a Canso twin engine search and surveillance flying boat. His next postings were Goose Bay, Labrador, s, Newfoundland, Moncton and Penfield Ridge, New Brunswick. The next posting was to Comox, B.C. but the war ended before he was moved to the Pacific. Alvin's discharge papers were signed almost four years from the day he enlisted. Alvin returned to Orcadia, acquired his favourite uncle John M. Reid's land through the Veterans Land Act and started farming. In 1947 Alvin met Helen Audrey Sagan, a salesclerk at Croll's department store in Yorkton. They were married on Dec. 15, 1948 at St. Andrews United Church in Yorkton with Rev. J.E. Jones officiating. After a short honeymoon they moved to their home on the farm. Alvin and Helen were blessed with a family of five: Douglas Alvin, Audrey Maureen, Donald James Grant, David Kenneth Bruce and Susan Kathryn. In 1960, the family moved to the village of Orcadia so the kids would be close to school. In 1968 Alvin and family left the old house in Orcadia and into a new house on the farm. Alvin actively farmed until 1993, when at the age of 77 when he suffered a stroke. With the help of his wife and family he bravely came to terms with his disabilities and made the best of it. He continued to reside on the farm until suffering his second stroke in June of 1996, when he was forced to enter the Prairie Unit and three years later the Park Unit where he resided until his passing. Besides farming, Alvin drove the school bus for 14½ years. He was also involved with the Orkney Community Club, and the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, serving as chairman and secretary over the 25 years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion #77, the Orkney Historical Society, and a member of the Orkney United Church and the Westview United Church. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Faye Greer officiating. The eulogy was given by daughter Audrey and son Don. The organist, Laureen Jemieff, led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Beyond the Sunset and Make Me A Channel of Your Peace. A duet of Brett and Jana Wlock sang In the Garden. Members of the General Alexander Ross Branch #77 of the Royal Canadian Legion gave the Legion Tribute Service. The Padre was Rev. Ed McManus, the Sergeant-at-Arms was Mike Bidnock, the Bugler was Johnny Miller, and the Color Party consisted of Art Alstad, John Zaretski, Fred Fenske and Paul Zawerucka. Honorary bearers were Wilfred Breehn, Colin Joyce, John Mandziuk, Maurice McKen, Les Muir, Earle Park, Walter Sedlick, Peter Stout, Gerry Turchuk, John Yuzik and Rueben Katzberg. Amid the skirls of the bagpipes played by Dave Gillard, Alvin was laid to rest in the family plot at the Orkney Cemetery, alongside his father and mother, grandparents, aunt and uncle. Randy Breehn, Dave Bright, Wayne Knoll, Robert Norman, Keith Vaughan and Bernie Wlock served as the casketbearers. A special thank you from the family to the nurses and caregivers of the Prairie & Park Units. The family also is very grateful for the Park Unit staff and caregivers for giving Alvin the care and dignity during his last days.

NOVAK - Andrew, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Helen Novak died peacefully with his family at his side in the early morning hours of May 6, 2009 following a courageous battle with leukemia. Andy was born August 3, 1928 on the family farm near West Bend. He attended Colerain School, grades 1-6. Grades 7-12 he attended St. Vlad's in Roblin, Manitoba. After finishing grade 12 Andy spent 1 year in the novitiate at St. Mary's in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. In September of 1948 he began employment at Redeemer's Voice Press as a typesetter and working in the press room. In 1957 he became office manager and in 1962 general manager and remained in that position until 1999. November of 1999 to the end of January 2009 Andy was employed by the Archives of the Redemptorists of the Yorkton Province as an Archival Technician. From 1950-1956 Andy taught Ukrainian dancing. 1950-1954 he lead a touring group of dancers complete with their own orchestra that performed in a variety of locations in Saskatchewan. In 1954 Andy married Helen (Novakowski). This union was blessed with two daughters, Catherine and Caron. Andy was a devoted member of St. Mary's Church. He was a Honourary Life Member of Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood. Andy was a faithful supporter of the Yorkton Terriers for many years, both the senior and later junior league. He took his first computer course in the mid 70's and his interest in computers continued for the rest of his life. Andy enjoyed gardening, playing cards and following Blue Jays baseball, pastimes he shared with Helen. He was also kept busy with the never-ending fix it jobs required by his daughters. He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life his loving wife and best friend Helen; daughters: Catherine and Caron (Dave); grandchildren: Tallia, Lindee, Marcus and Nathan; sisters: Olga Popik and Stephanie Kwasnitza; brothers: Gerry (Emily) and Dennis (Irene); brother-in-law: Henry Novakowski; sisters-in-law: Eileen (Dave) Dempsey, and Theresa Yastrub; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Michael and Maria (Musyj) Novak, step-father Roman Sereda; sisters: Anne, Julia and Stella; brothers: Walter, Michael, William and Joseph, step-brother Emil; and most recently his long time friend Joe Bast. Prayer services were held on Sunday, May 10th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. The rosary led by members of the Knights of Columbus and Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood preceded. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, May 11th at St. Mary's Church with Most Rev. Bishop Michael Wiwchar, and Concelebrating Clergy. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita and parish choir members. The crossbearer was Tallia Richards and the epistle reader was Ross Fisher. All those that shared in Andy's life were considered honourary bearers. The casket bearers for the prayers were children and grandchildren and for the liturgy were members of the Knights of Columbus and Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood. A family committal will take place at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

NOVAKOWSKI - Carl, resident of Yorkton passed away on Friday, December 6, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 77 years of age. Carl Joseph Novakowski was born on March 29, 1925 in the Halycry district, near Hazel Dell, Saskatchewan; a son of Walter and Anne Novakowski. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the district. On November 18, 1944 he was united in marriage to Helen Rehaluk at Preeceville. They farmed in the Chechow district near Preeceville until 1961. They then sold the farm and moved to Yorkton where Carl was employed with Logan & Stevens Construction as a carpenter until he retired. In March of 1973 Helen passed away. In December of 1974, Carl was married to Martha Zelaney. The couple had resided in Yorkton since that time. Besides his first wife Helen, Carl was predeceased by his father in 1958, mother in 1995, a brother Walter in 2002 and by a brother in infancy in 1930. He leaves to cherish his memory his three children: Ernest (Gladys) Novakowski of Calgary; Carol (Mel) Ross of Saskatoon; and Wayne (Annette) Novakowski of Calgary; two stepchildren: Albert (Natalie) Zelaney of Coldstream BC; and Marian (Taras) Robulak of Neepawa MB. Six grandchildren and their families: grandson Jason (Terriann) Novakowski & Julia & Luke of Calgary; granddaughter Pamela (Trevor) Rath & Brendan & Mitchell of Calgary; grandsons Jodi & Chad Ross of Saskatoon; granddaughter Krista and grandson Jamie Novakowski of Calgary. Four step grandchildren and their families: Brian Zelaney of Vernon BC, Cheryl (Todd) Hanna & Matthew & Jaden of Vernon BC; Mindy (Andy) Poulton & Chelsea of Portage la Prairie MB; Keith Robulak & children Shanlee, Morgan & Tyson of Neepawa MB. Five sisters & eight brothers: Mary (Mike) Chalupiak, Helen (Steve) Gulka, and Bernice Maksymiw, all of Preeceville, Rosie (Dorval) Douglas of Coldstream BC, Polly (Gary) Burnham of Seattle, Washington; Rudy (Judy) of Kamloops BC, Frank (Marie) of Kelowna BC, Eddie (Martha) of Williams Lake BC, Mike (Helen), Paul (Margaret), Joe (Doreen), Edward (Barbara) & Steve (Deanna), all of Vernon BC. Also numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends, especially Kenny Legge, Roy & Teresa Hanchuk and Peter Ross. The prayers were held on Tuesday evening, December 10, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Rev. Oleh Kashuba was the Celebrant. Cantor, Ed Pindus, assisted by members of the Parish Choir led in the singing of the responses. The Epistle-reader was Pamela Rath, the crossbearers were Mindy Poulton and Cheryl Hanna. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jodi Ross, Chad Ross, Jason Novakowski, Brian Zelaney, Keith Robulak, Trevor Rath, Andy Poulton and Todd Hanna serving as the casketbearers. Granddaughter Pamela Rath gave the eulogy at the prayers and the memorial luncheon.

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OHIRKO - Madeleine Doreen (nee Heidel) Ohirko passed away peacefully on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. She was 78 years of age. Madeleine was born June 15, 1932 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, the daughter of John and Helen (nee Garland) Heidel. Madeleine came from a large family growing up with 12 siblings. She was raised on the family farm near North Battleford and attended Metropole School. After leaving home Madeleine married Henry “Hank” Ohirko on February 16, 1956 and together they had four children: Bryan, Dale, Peter and Caroline. Hank was employed with the bank and there were many transfers with his position. The family lived in various places including North Battleford, Tisdale, Arbourfield, Carberry, MB, Estevan, Kamsack, Esterhazy eventually settling in Yorkton in 1974. Madeleine and Hank divorced in 1983. Madeleine then met and shared her life with Alfred Moar until his passing in 2009. In Yorkton Madeleine started working at the Mental Health Centre and worked there for 19 years. She met some very wonderful people there and remained friends with them until her passing. After her retirement she spent endless hours making crafts and attending various craft shows all over the province. She loved to keep busy! Madeleine also enjoyed supporting her grandchildren by attending their sporting events and especially developed a love for the game of soccer. Madeleine's love of travel took her to Scotland, Alaska, Branson, Toronto various times, numerous bus tours (one to the Maritimes), Portland Oregon, and her last trip just this past November to Las Vegas. Most recently Madeleine made her home at Independent Manor in Yorkton. She had been battling cancer since 2008 but managed to live a very full life on her own regardless of her physical obstacles. People often admired her strength and determination. Madeleine leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory her four children. Her sons, Bryan (Merc), Dale (Afifa), Peter (Fiona) and one daughter, Caroline. Madeleine also leaves to mourn her eight grandchildren Will, Matt, Tess, Kailee, Taylor, Rebecca, Emma and Finn. She will be lovingly remembered by friends and family as a kind and loving person. She adored her grandchildren...was proud of her children and lived her life to the fullest. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 10:30am from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home. Interment to follow at a later date.

OLENICK - Stanley William passed away peacefully February 13, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. Stanley was born in Arabella, Sk on August 1, 1941 the second youngest child to William and Mary Olenick. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Norquay. After completing high school, Stanley moved to Calgary where he received his Certificate in Accounting at Business College and then to Madison, SK where he was employed at the bank. He later moved to Regina to become a salesman with IPSCO. While living in Regina, Stanley was introduced to Grace Stevens by his cousin Nick Kublisky. Nick was a Technician at the Grey Nuns Hospital where Grace worked as a Medical Transcriber. They dated for 5 years and in 1965 were joined in marriage. Their first child, Robert, was born in 1966 followed by Dione in 1968 and Jacqueline in 1969. In 1971 they relocated to Yorkton where they have remained since. Stanley worked at various jobs for the first few years in Yorkton but soon found his career with the Co-op where he spent the past 23 years. Stanley also had a great love of music and spent his spare time playing in various bands where he sang and played his guitar. But possibly his greatest talent was working with wood. Stanley loved spending time in his shop, building furniture for his wife, children and especially his grandchildren. Stanley always had a project on the go, but would always put it aside to lend a hand to his family or many friends. When the summer months came however, the doors to the shop were closed for the season. It was now time to work in the yard, get the cottage ready for his summers spent at the lake with his grandchildren and to kick back to watch or listen to his 'Saskatchewan Roughriders'. Stanley was a loving and devoted family man and always looked forward to camping, fishing and just hanging out with his grandchildren. Stanley was predeceased by his parents Mary and William Olenick, his sister Minnie Kowall, brother Peter Olenick, brothers-in-law Nick Kowall and Ben Kowall. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Grace; son Robert (Cheryl) Olenick of Cochrane, AB; daughters Dione (Jim) Swyryda of Dauphin, MB, and Jacqueline (Kordell) Roberts of Yorkton. Also, the Grandkids that he so courageously fought the battle for; Danielle, Nicole, Krista and Alyssa Olenick, Caitlin and Brianna Swyryda and his boys, Colton and Auston Roberts. His sisters Nettie Kowall of Yorkton, Anne (William) Markewich of Norquay, and Marie (Joe) Huska of Victoria BC, sister-in-law Eileen Olenick of Westbank BC; his brothers, Paul (Jeanette) Olenick of Norquay, and Eugene (Rose) Olenick of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, who fondly referred to him as 'Staushu'. Prayer services were held on Sunday evening, February 16, 2003 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, February 17, 2003 from St. Mary's Church with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda as Celebrant. The Epistle reader was Joe Kowall and Dennis Kowall was the crossbearer. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singng of the responses. Casketbearers were Perry & Joe Kowall, Brad Schmidt, Al Rosendal, Derryl Tendler and George Stanicki. Interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

OLEYNIK - Michael entered eternal rest on Monday, April 2, 2001 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 99 years, 4 months and 3 days of age. Michael was born on November 30, 1901 in Korelytsi, Ukraine, a son of William and Mary Oleynik. He was raised in Ukraine along with 3 brothers and 4 sisters. He received his education in Ukraine before serving in the Polish Army for two years. On March 3, 1921 Michael was united in marriage to Katherine Bordun in Korelytski. This marriage was blessed with one son, William, who was born in Ukraine. Michael ventured out to Canada in 1929 and settled in the Barvis district, east of Yorkton. Katherine and son William joined him in May of 1930. They enjoyed the great opportunities in this new land and valued the freedom to do what they loved most. All of his life Mike believed in hard work and a faith in God. The love of the land and farming remained with him throughout his lifetime. He especially enjoyed his horses, pigeons, harvest and Sunday drives checking crops. He was proud of his Ukrainian heritage and promoted his culture through language, stories, dancing and playing tunes on his harmonica. Mike played an important role in the formation of the Barvis-Tupper Catholic Church. He was a faithful member of St. Mary's Church in Yorkton and a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood. Predeceased by his parents, his wife Katherine in 1989, and brothers and sisters in Ukraine, Michael leaves to cherish his memory one son William (Mary) of Yorkton; four grandchildren, John (Mabel) Oleynik, Anne (Don) Anderson, all of Yorkton, Michael (Lorrielynn) Oleynik of Regina and William M. Oleynik of Yorkton; eight great-grandchildren, Melissa , Ryan and Tyson Oleynik, Donald, Christopher and Sarah Anderson, Shanda and Zachary Oleynik and many friends and relatives in Canada and Ukraine. On Thursday evening, April 5th, members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood led in the praying of the rosary. The Parastas service followed in the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with His Excellency, Bishop Michael Wiwchar, Rev. Fr. Joseph Denischuk, and Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, officiating. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Friday, April 6th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, as the Celebrant. The cantor, Ed Pindus assisted by St. Mary's Parish Choir members led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Ryan Oleynik and the epistle reader was Mike Oleynik. Members of the UCBC, St. Volodymyr Branch participated in the funeral with President Glen Tymiak bearing the UCBC banner and Peter Gulka and John Solonenko bearing the church banners. Joe J. Ratushniak and Mike Katerinich served as ushers. The Honour Guard included Lorne Sakundiak, Mike Baran, Walle Head, Fred Pawliw, Ed McLashen, Harry Kardynal, Ned Pisiak and Wally Baluk. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with John Oleynik, Mike Oleynik, William Oleynik, Don Anderson, Walter Dutkewicz and Mike Zanevitch serving as the casket bearers.

OOI - Vincent Paul was born on February 17, 1987 at Regina, Sask., the only son of Richard and Christine (nee Seetho) Ooi. Vincent grew up in the Yorkton area and attended school at Columbia, Saltcoats, Ebenezer, and Yorkdale Central Schools. Vincent attended high school at the Yorkton Regional High School. He was active with wrestling, the weight lifting club, track, karate, and audio-visual. Vincent was always a hard worker and was very conscientious. He excelled in all of his studies and maintained honours in every grade. He was compassionate and always went out of his way to help others. Vincent enjoyed working with computers and electronics. He was quickly becoming known as an expert with computers; when friends needed help they could always call on him. Vincent also enjoyed travelling whenever he could. He travelled to many places around the world, visiting relatives on his holidays. Vincent passed away tragically on Friday, November 8, 2002 at Yorkton. He was fifteen years of age. Predeceased by his grandparents, Leng Ooi, Hong Si-Thoo and Kung Ah Hoy; one uncle, Tak Si-Thoo. Vincent leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Richard and Christine of Yorkton; grandmother, Luan Ooi of Singapore; his aunts and uncles, Willie Ooi of Papua New Guinea, Robert Ooi of MN, USA, Ruby Ooi of England, Prosper Ooi of Australia, Amy Ooi of Japan, Peter Ooi and Shirley Ooi of Singapore, Chin Si-Thoo, Swee Chin Si-Thoo, Seng See-Toh, Siew Ching See-Toh of Winnipeg; and Soo Hong Ngok and Meng See-Toh of Malaysia, his thirty-one cousins, his godfather, Urban Kiernan of Yorkton, as well as many relatives and special friends. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 10:00 am at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Basil Chomos officiating. Tributes were made by Shirley Huziak and Garry Gawryliuk. Organist, Diana Hornung, played the hymns. Honorary Bearers were all of Vincent's relatives and friends. Interment was at Garden of Gethsemene, Yorkton Memorial Gardens, with Don Baluk, Shea Riley, Brennan Matisho, Kyle Fisher, Justin Holland, and Corey Chandler serving as the casket bearers.

ORR - Ellen Isabel (nee Cruickshank). In loving memory of Ellen Isabel Orr, who was born on December 24, 1918, the first of three children born to Alex and Nellie (nee Skeoch) Cruickshank in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Bella, as she was known to family and friends, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 91 years of age. Bella was raised on a farm in the Yorkton area and received her education at Rosemount School and the Yorkton Collegiate Institute. In 1940, she entered the Yorkton Queen Victoria Hospital Nurses Program and graduated in 1943. In 1944, she went to Edmonton University and took a course in Public Health Nursing. Following this she took a position as District Public Health Nurse in Northern Alberta at Fort Assiniboine. Here, she met Glenn LaBerge and the couple was married in December of 1944. They were blessed with four sons and four daughters. After Glenn’s passing in 1960, Bella and the five youngest children returned to Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Bella married an old family friend, Raymond Orr, and they made their home on a farm in the Yorkton area. In 1986, Ray passed away, Bella stayed on the farm until 1990 when she moved into the city of Yorkton. In November of 2006, she fell and broke her hip causing her to become a resident at a personal care home in Yorkton. Bella loved the north country, the farm and it’s animals but also came to enjoy living in the city. Her hobbies included curling, sewing, knitting, baking and quilting. Bella was predeceased by her father, Alex in 1958; her mother, Nellie in 1992; her first husband, Glenn and her second husband, Ray; her son, Leo and his wife, Gertie in 2008; her daughter-in-law, Dorothy LaBerge in 1985; her sister, Lillian Griffin in 2009 as well as many other relatives. She leaves to mourn her passing her sons, Errol LaBerge, Morley (Judy) LaBerge, Kerry (Colleen) LaBerge and daughters, Louise (LeRoy) Davison, Gloria (Barry) Signarowski, Wanda (Leland) Kuhn, Adina LaBonte and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brother, Bill Cruickshank as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 27, 2010 afternoon at 2:00 pm from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home. Interment to follow in the Garden of St. Mark in Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

ORTYNSKY - Nestor, of Saskatoon, formerly of Yorkton and the Veregin district, passed away suddenly and peacefully at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Thursday, September 19, 2002 at the age of 86 years. Nestor Mirolsaw Ortynsky was born on January 29, 1916 on the family farm near Veregin, Saskatchewan. He attended Terpenia School near the homestead, and graduated from Kamsack High School in 1934. After graduation, Nestor stayed on the family farm and took a mechanics course to learn about new farming machinery. Nestor married Anne Klymochko of Kamsack, Saskatchewan on July 21, 1946 and they made their home on the family farm. Nestor loved to play baseball and enjoyed playing the violin. Together with his brother Lloyd, who played the guitar, they often played until the wee hours of the night. He had a passion for curling and curled in many bonspiels in Veregin and area. He loved life on the farm and continued working and living there until his wife Anne passed away in 1984. Along with his son Rodney, Nestor continued to farm part time and live in Yorkton until his health started to fail in 1993. For the past 9 years, he had lived with his daughter and her family in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He enjoyed the acreage and spent many hours outdoors walking in the garden, tinkering with equipment or sitting and watching his grandchildren play. He attended a day program at the Saskatoon Convalescent Home on a weekly basis and loved being with people his own age and the group activities they shared both at the home and on excursions to places like the Western Development Museum and The Forestry Farm. He enjoyed his TV watching sports, especially curling. He was a quiet man and although he left the farm, the farm never left him. Nestor was predeceased by his loving wife, Anne on July 21, 1984; his father Michael in 1971 and mother, Lena in 1956; his brother Lloyd Ortynsky of Kamsack in 1986; and sisters, Julia Ortynsky of Veregin in 1924, Stella Cherewick of Richmond, BC, Olga Yasinko of Yorkton in 2001 and Stephania Ortynski of Edmonton, Alberta in 2002. He leaves to mourn and will be sadly missed by his son Rodney of Saskatoon; daughter Patricia (Don Hedman) of Saskatoon; daughter Denise (Bob Norwood) of Westport, Ontario and two granddaughters, McKenzie and Morgan Hedman of Saskatoon. He also leaves to mourn his dear brother Orest Ortynsky and wife Alice of Dawson Creek, BC. Prayer services were held on Monday, September 23rd at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 24th from Descent of The Holy Spirit Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Mazeppa with Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, Zennovia Duch assisted by parish choir members led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Eugene Blahut. The interment followed in the Sliding Hills Christian Cemetery with Alex Yasinko, Lawrence Yasinko, Deryl Ortynsky, Glen Ortynsky, Swade Holowatuk and Dennis Klymochko serving as the casket bearers.

OSCIENNY - Matilda Oscienny (nee Zulyniak) passed away July 7, 2010, peacefully with her family by her side. Matilda was born on January 2, 1924 in the Rock Glen district (Jedburgh area) to John and Mary (nee Protz) Zulyniak, the family later moved to Chrysler Siding (Rokeby area). Matilda chose her vocation as a teacher. She taught at Paisley Brook (near the U.S. border), Jaroslaw and Rosemount schools. She then moved to Belleville, Ontario where she worked at the Singer Sewing Centre. She later returned to Saskatchewan and taught at Junior and Maxwelton Schools. On October 17, 1953, Matilda was united in marriage to Anton Oscienny and carried on the family farm in the Willowbrook area. They later retired to Yorkton where she became a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League, St. Mary's Branch. Predeceased by her husband, Anton (April 27, 2007), her parents John and Mary, sister Judy, brother Ray, son-in-law Myron Nagy, sister-in-law Livi Zulyniak and brother-in-law Henry Katchuk. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life her two daughters Elaina (Carey Pfeifer) of Yorkton, Lynn (Warren) Thomson of Yorkton, granddaughters, Carrie-Lynn Ford of Regina, Tisha Ford (Dwayne Urbanoski) of Yorkton, grandsons, Riley Nagy (Jennifer Harrick) of Willowbrook, Reid Nagy (Amanda Jakubowski) of Yorkton, two great-granddaughters, Erica Ford of Yorkton and Hailey Nagy of Willowbrook. Brother Nick Zulyniak of Yorkton and sister Pauline Katchuk of Yorkton and numerous nieces and nephews. Also in-laws Bill & Hilda Oscienny of Victoria, BC, Teena Turchak of Chilliwack, BC, Nellie Kachmar of Vancouver, BC, Kay Oscienny of Chilliwack, BC, Mary Protz of Yorkton, Olga Oscienny of Regina, SK and Bernice Oscienny of Melville, SK. Prayers were held on Sunday, July 11th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. The Holy Rosary led by members of the U.C.W.L.C. preceded the prayers. Dianne Dolye, a former student paid tribute to her teacher, Mrs. Oscienny. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, July 12th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Father Raymond Lukie, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & Parish Choir Members. The cross bearer was Janet Pfeifer and the epistle reader was Carrie-Lynn Ford. Members of U.C.W.L.C. participated in an Honour Guard. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Sheldon Zulyniak, Lyle Oscienny, David Hull, Allan Dzuba, Hudson Walker and Mark Ustienny serving as the casket bearers. Reflections of Matilda's life were shared by sister, Pauline Katchuk.

OSTAFIE - Kenneth Harvey was born on August 8th, 1960 at Canora, Saskatchewan to Edward and Lena Ostafie (nee Kobylka). He was raised in the Mikado district and attended Mikado, Canora Composite and Yorkton Regional High schools. Ken was blessed with three children in his life: Vanessa, Jordan and Rebecca Lee; his only sister Sharon; his loving partner Daralynn Lyzun and his faithful friend Tucker. At the time of his passing, Ken was happily employed by York City Taxi. He made a lot of friends along the way through the years. Ken enjoyed spending time with his family, but enjoyed his solitude as well. He had a great sense of humour and in his presence many felt joy. Everyday, Ken lived life to it’s fullest. He enjoyed the gifts of nature immensely, whether he was walking his dog, having a fire at the beach, picking mushrooms at the old family farm or just driving along the countryside enjoying the scenery. He was in touch with his spirituality and close with God. He was blessed with much wisdom and shared it with everyone. Ken passed away on Novemeber 11, 2009 at the Pasqua Hospital. He was 49 years of age. Predeceased by his mother Lena Ostafie in 2006, Ken is survived by and leaves to celebrate his life, his father Edward Ostafie of Yorkton; daughters, Vanessa Ostafie of Edmonton and Rebecca Lee Ostafie of Yorkton; son Jordan Ostafie of Cancun, Mexico; sister Sharon Williams of Yorkton; brother-in-law David Williams (“Broskie”) of Atwater; his nieces Suzanne (Daryn) Varga of Yorkton and Miranda (Chad) Galye of Springside; nephew Sheldon Yaworski of Vancouver; and two great nieces, Megan and Madison Varga of Yorkton “whom he loved to tease”.

OUCHAREK - Richard 'Ricky', beloved son of Mary and the late Harry Oucharek of Yorkton passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. He was 54 years of age. Richard Harold Oucharek was born on June 11, 1954 at Yorkton; a son of Harry and Mary (nee Moskalyk) Oucharek. Richard attended the Lions School from age 8 until age 17. In 1971 he started working at the Saskatchewan Abilities Council. Going to work was his passion, he would go for a quick evening nap and wake up stating "Ok, time to go to work". In 2006 he received his 35 year appreciation certificate. Richard, or 'Ricky' as he was affectionately known as, was an extremely friendly, meticulous, orderly and organized individual, both at home and at work. He greeted all whom he met with a hearty handshake. He was a special man with special dedication in all he did. In years past, Richard loved to spend weekends with his dad and brother in the service station at Rhein. He loved to BBQ, especially at brother Michael's house in Melville, his favorite foods were hamburgers and hot dogs. He loved playing bean-bag toss and Frisbee football. His favorite saying was "the gas is going up - groceries going up - everything going up". Coffee and toast was special on Sunday mornings with mom and brother Michael. He loved visiting his special Aunty Vicky who had supper always ready, but Richard would not want what was cooked - instead, he'd say "I want hotdogs". So out the door went uncle Johnny for hotdogs. He will be sadly missed by all. Predeceased by his father Harry in 1996, an infant brother Gregory in 1952, and his grandparents. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving mother Mary of Yorkton; loving brother Michael and his wife LeAnne and precious nieces Tianda and Jenna, of Melville. Also several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, and co-workers, especially Joanne. Prayers were held on Thursday evening, March 5, 2009 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov officiating. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday morning, March 6, 2009 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R as Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and parish choir members. Crossbearer was Tianda Oucharek. Honorarybearers were all Ricky's co-workers and staff members present from the Yorkton Abilities Council. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Jack Koreluik, Glen Machushek, Ernie Woolford, Alex Oystrick, Mike Holodnuik, Ken Brischuk and Wally Oucharek serving as the casketbearers.

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PAKULAK - William "Bill" passed away January 1, 2009 at the Aspen Bluff Villa, at the age of 91 years. He is predeceased by his parents, Nicholay and Maria (nee Shymanski), his bother Michael Pakulak and his wife of 25 years, Nettie Dumalski. He is survived and remembered by his sister Olga Baergen (Henry Alfred) and family. He will also be remembered by Nettie's children Shirley (Eugene) Herasymiuk, Dian (Darcy) Main, Patricia (Peter) Suwala, Daniel (Carol) Dumalski and Gerald (Della) Dumalski and their families. Bill was born in 1917 at Mossy River, Manitoba and was raised in the farming community of White Beach north of Arran, Sask. He worked for the Provincial Parks and Natural Resources for many years and maintained a trap line until the age of 81 years. Bill lived a simple but full life. He was a true and trusting friend with a big heart. He had a unique relationship with his friends, with nature and with the Lord. Prayers were held on Sunday, January 4th and the Funeral Service on Monday, January 5th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yorkton with Very Rev. Fr. Mel Slashinsky officiating. The responses were led by cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky & Parish Choir Members. The cross bearer was Bill Kotyk. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Mike Ryczak, Jon-Paul Suwala, Trevor Dumalski, Jamie Dumalski, Cory Dumalski and Josh Dumalski.

PALEY - Eunice (nee Oshanek), of Saskatoon, formerly of Yorkton; widow of William Paley passed away on February 28, 2009. She was 89 years of age. Eunice was born November 16, 1919. She was the eldest of 8 children of George and Anne Oshanek (nee Copan). She married William Paley, June 14, 1941. After the harvest that fall, they moved to Ontario where the first two of their six children were born, Esther and Gordon. In 1947 they returned to Tuffnell, Saskatchewan where they welcomed Allen, Dorothy and Olivia to their family. While in Tuffnell, Eunice sat on the school board, was in the Home Makers Club and was involved with the local 4H. In 1960 Bill and Eunice moved to Yorkton where their youngest daughter Susan was born. While in Yorkton Eunice was a member of the Ukrainian Women's Association and a parishioner of Holy Transfiguration Church. Shortly after her 80th birthday she moved to Saskatoon where she lived at the Illarion Senior's Residence until her stroke on December 24, 2006. Eunice leaves to mourn her six children and her brother Bill Oshanek, sisters Margaret Altwasser, Doris Standing, Fran Wood, Esther Ford and Violet Woloschuk, and sister-in-law Sophie Oshanek, 16 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Bill, her parents, great grandson Ethan and brother Walter. Prayers were held on Wednesday, March 4th and the funeral service on Thursday, March 5th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yorkton with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The responses were led by William Kozey & parish choir members. The crossbearer was Kevin Vaxvick and the banner bearers were Brenda Orischuk and Annette Vaxvick. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Darryl Orischuk, Wes Orischuk, Bradley Paley, Aaron Paley , Rodney Paley, Cindy Orischuk, April Paley, Sara Grimolby and Jaclyne Grimolby serving as the casket bearers.

PANCHUK - Dan Metro, beloved husband of Rose; of Yorkton and formerly of the Kamsack district passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 83 yeas of age. Dan M. was born on January 24, 1924 at Kamsack, Saskatchewan; a son of Sam and Wasylena (nee Tumak) Panchuk. At a young age Dan lived with his grandmother Irene Tumak and then with his aunt Edith Gramek until he began working for an area farmer Henry Wolfe. Dan purchased the Wolfe farm and for the next 42 years along with Rose whom he married on June 27, 1948 farmed this land and raised livestock until they retired and moved to Yorkton in 1993. Dan was a farmer at heart and even after his retirement kept up with agricultural advancements attending the Farm Progress Show, Agribition in Regina along with other trade shows and farm meetings. His farming techniques throughout the years earned him many ribbons for this malting barley. As well, Dan was a member and secretary for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool district and involved with the Kamsack CO-OP. His life was always fulfilled with his family, fishing, curling, hockey, baseball, travelling and his special Saskatchewan Roughriders. He also enjoyed auction sales, collecting, refinishing antiques. Dan leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his loving wife Rose (nee Chorney); sons: Kenneth M. Panchuk (Nom) of Regina, SK and their children: Jenny and Keri, Barry D. Panchuk of Saskatoon and his children: Eric, Sheryl (Warren) and Brian; daughters: Norma J. (James) Brinkman of Saskatoon, SK and their children: Derek (Julie) and Jesse (Tanya), Linda C. (Larry) Cook of Saskatoon and their children: Lisa and Landon, Donna R. Williamson of North Battleford, SK. and her children: Greg, Robert (Carly) and Jason (Tychell),and Dan's brother Mike and his wife Helen Panchuk of Kamsack, Sk. Dan was predeceased by his parents Sam and Wasylena and a brother William. The funeral service was held on Thursday afternoon, September 20, 2007 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The Hymns selections were: "Preciious Memoirres", "Amazing Grace", "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" and "Rock Of Ages". The reflections of of Dan's life were given by Ken Panchuk and Hector DeCloedt at the conclusion as a tribute to Dan's support of the Saskatchewan Roughriders' his granddaughter Jenny Panchuk playes "Go Rider's Go" on her trumpet. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandsons: Derek, Jesse Brinkman, Eric, Brian Panchuk, Greg, Robert, Jason Williamson and Landon Cook serving as casket bearers.

PARKER - Dorothy Jean (nee Lockhart), widow of Jack Parker of Yorkton. Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away at the Anderson Lodge on Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 3:15 p.m. Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband Jack in 1993 and by her sisters Leona, Florence, Clara and Ruby. Left to cherish her memory are son Bill (Peggie) of Yorkton and their children Bob, Jacki-Lyn and Jason; daughter Bette Lou (Cec) Hagen of Gabriola Island, BC, and their children Tara Lyn and Kristi; daughter Pat (Al) Slessor of Calgary and their children Lindy and Brad; son Joe (Gloria) of Saskatoon and their children Roxanne and Ben. Dorothy is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Sarah and Jeremy Megyesi, sisters Phyllis and Yvonne and brothers Morley, Hugh and Glen and by best friend Bea Harper. Graduating as a registered nurse from the Yorkton General Hospital, Dorothy nursed for a short time before she married Jack and then devoted the rest of her life to her family and many volunteer activities. She was greatly involved in the Yorkton Figure Skating Club from its inception and was rewarded for her efforts by being installed in both the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and the first woman in the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame. Dorothy was a member of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church and spent many years serving in its Altar Guild. In her spare time Dorothy loved to golf, play bridge and spend time at the cottage at Clear Lake. Memorial Services were held Friday July 13, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. from Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Yorkton with Archdeacon Ken Buchan officiating with Rev. Ed McManus assisting. Organist Jackie Chase with members of the Holy Trinity choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Softly & Tenderly, The Lord's My Shepherd and Just As I Am. Soloist Cheri Bown sang Amazing Grace and Ave Maria. The recessional was Nunc Dimittis. George Gallagher gave a tribute and Pat Slessor gave words of remembrance. The honorary bearers were all of Dorothy's grandchildren.

PATON - James. It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of James; husband, father and grandfather on Monday, October 29, 2001 at the age of 83 years. Jim passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a lengthy illness at the Saskatoon City Hospital. James Gilbert Paton was born on April 3, 1918 at Gravelbourg, Sask; the youngest son of William and Jemima (nee Tait) Paton. He was raised in Gravelbourg until 1940 when he joined the Canadian Armed Forces, He spent, as he says," five Christmases overseas." During the war he served throughout Europe and in the D-Day Invasion with Distinction. He always took great pride in his military history and was a strong advocate for Veterans' rights. After the war, Jim met his wife of 54 years; Mary (nee Hilsenteger) and they continued to reside in Gravelbourg until they moved to the Yorkton area. Jim was employed with the Yorkton Regional High School as a Steam Engineer. They called Yorkton home until 1993 when they moved to Saskatoon. Jim never had a problem with making friends. Wherever he lived his neighbours and surrounding people would turn out to be his and Mary's best friends. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his loving wife Mary. His children: Linda, Dale, Heather (Brent) Holstein, Barry (Gerarda) , Alan (Debbie) and Scott (Carolynn). Grandchildren: Danielle, Katie, Andrea, Brittany, Jacqueline, Craig, Adam, Brooklyn, Mitchell and Ross. He was predeceased by his oldest son Brian; his parents and his brothers: Billy, Bob and sisters: Annie, Ina and Jen. A Funeral Mass was held on Friday morning November 2, 2001 at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton with Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. Phyllis Langley was the Cross Bearer. The readers were Barry Paton and Heather Holstein with Adam and Michell Paton reading the intentions. Reflections and remembrances of James life were given by Linda and Adrian Paton. The grandchildren served as gift bearers. Sharon Mcarthur was the organist leading the Congregation and Choir in the Hymns. The Cantor was Eugene Kuemper. The Legion Burial Rite followed the Funeral Mass conducted by members of the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Ross Branch # 77. The Padre' was Father Basil Chomos; Sergeant-At-Arms: Mike Bidnock with Art Alstad, Andy Juba, Fred Fenske and Al Morley serving as the Colour Party. John Miller was the Bulger. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Alan Paton as the urn bearer. The poem " In Flanders Field " was read by Linda Paton following the interment prayers.

PEEPEETCH - Rose Alma, of Little Bone First Nation, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 2, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 68 years of age. Rose Alma Peepeetch was born on November 15, 1934 on the Little Bone Reservation. She was a daughter of Alex and Mary Delia Peepeetch (Henry). Rose attended school at Marival Residential School. Later she worked as a nanny for a period of time in British Columbia. Upon returning to Little Bone Reserve, Rose started her family in a one room mud house that was built by her loving father with friends giving a helping hand. Rose worked very hard at various jobs while rearing her children. In 1968, as her family grew larger, she moved to the northeast corner of Little Bone so that her children would be closer to Crescent Lake School. Soon Rose moved her family into Yorkton so her children could continue their education. Rose continued to work at various jobs in Yorkton. Rose met Peter LaVallee who stood by her and her children for 35 years, until his recent passing on March 11, 2003. Rose enjoyed cooking, cleaning and baking for her children, relatives and many friends. Some of Rose's most memorable shared moments included spending special times at family functions including Mother's Day, Christmas, anniversaries and weddings. She especially enjoyed her 67th birthday party with many friends and family members in attendance. Rose leaves to cherish her memory her loving children: Adam Peepeetch (Valerie Sangwais) of Sakimay First Nation, Elizabeth Kaye (Joe) of Calgary, Terry Peepeetch (Verna) of Little Bone First Nation, Sharon Karakochuk of Calgary, Valerie Phillip (Bryan) of Saskatoon, Debbie Pelletier (Myles) of Springside, Kenneth Peepeetch of Saskatoon, Donna Pelletier (Danny) of Regina, Melinda Pelletier (George Allary) of Theodore and Frances Buckle of Rhein. Rose is also survived by 45 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; four sisters, Doreen Myron of Manitoba, Violet Peepeetch of Little Bone First Nation, Mary Boehm of Kamloops, BC and Olive Flamont of Melville and a brother Sidney Peepeetch (Sharon) of Little Bone First Nation. Rose was predeceased by her parents, Alex (1974), Delia (1989), her Godparents, George Henry and Celyne Pelletier; her siblings, Cecilia Wasacaes, Rosie Peepeetch, Marcelline Sparvier, Alexandrian Pelletier, Dora Ponakey, Myrtle Peepeetch and Mary Essenai. Rose was also predeceased by her life-long common-law spouse Peter LaVallee and a son-in-law Adam Karakochuk. A Prayer Vigil was held on Friday, April 4, 2003 at Yorkton Friendship Centre with Gabriel Hamilton serving as lay presider. The reading was given by Sharon Karakochuk. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, April 5, 2003 at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Hector Seville as Celebrant. Phyllis Langley was the cross bearer. The readers were Donna Pelletier and Frances Buckle. The organist, Kyla Hornung led members of St. Gerard's Choir in the singing of the hymns, 'On Eagles Wings', 'Those Who See Light', 'Just A Closer Walk With Thee', 'Song of Angels' and 'Amazing Grace'. Rose's grandchildren and great grandchildren were honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Little Bone Cemetery with Lance Peepeetch, Barry Jr. Pelletier, Shawn Karakochuk, Johnathan Pelletier, Rueben Phillip and Dennis Peepeetch serving as the casket bearers

PEET - Cecil M. passed away from complications due to kidney failure in the ICU at Regina General Hospital at 11:24 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2002. Born at Yorkton on September 27, 1916, "Cec" lived his earliest years on the homestead of his parents, Sidney Herbert Peet (1882 - 1963) and Pansy Elizabeth (Rowell) Peet (1891 - 1955) near Preeceville, Sask. In 1920 the family moved to Yorkton, Sask., where they farmed what is now the SW portion of that city. Starting in the 1920's the farm diversified into a commercial dairy known as City Dairy, which Cec owned and managed from 1950 to 1969. Cec took great pride in the accomplishments of "the dairy": one of Saskatchewan's first pasteurizing facilities, Saskatchewan's first bulk-milk tanker, award winning cheeses, his long-time loyal employees and their families, the exceptional quality of the dairy's milk shippers and the dairy's growth to serving the largest part of East Central Sask. and NW Manitoba prior to the dairy's 1969 merger with Dairy Producers Co-op. Cec remained active in the industry he loved, retiring in 1982 as Manager of Dairy Producers at Regina following the successful completion of DPCL's then ultra-modern Winnipeg Avenue plant. Following retirement Cec and Eleanor returned to Yorkton to be nearer to their family, Yorkton friends and summers at Crystal Lake cottage. A veteran, Cec served in the RCAF during WWII. A life-long curler and golfer well into his eighties, Cec had held memberships in the Legion, Yorkton Duplicate Bridge Club, several golf and curling clubs, Knights of Pythias and the Rotary Service Club at Yorkton and Regina. Cec strove to live a long, healthy and active life. He succeeded grandly. Cec took particular pride in the progress of the City of his birth and his family's participation in its development, starting with his father's arrival at the turn of the century constructing grain elevators, his planting the now towering trees at Patrick Park, donating milk at Yorkton's Hobo Jungle during the Great Depression and donating lands for church construction on West Broadway St. Cec passed peacefully into the hands of God with family at his side. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor Elizabeth (Evans) Peet and their children, Barbara (John) Rowe, Diane (Wayne) Rusnak and Russ (Vicki) Peet, 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, his brother, Clifford (Rosemary) Peet and sisters, Rena (Mac) Ferguson and Vera (Elmer) Dauncey. Funeral Services were held on Monday January 14, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Ken Wiebe of the Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. Tribute & remembrances of "Cec" were given by son-in-law Wayne Rusnak. The organist Mrs. Vange Shipowick led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Soloist Debbie Onslow - Kitzan sang "How Great Thou Art". The Legion Burial Rite Service was performed by members of the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Ross Branch # 77. Interment followed in the Peet Family plot in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Rena & Mac Ferguson as the urnbearers.

PEKAR - Leslie, beloved husband of Adeline of Yorkton, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 90 years of age. Leslie John Pekar was born to Elizabeth and John Pekar on March 29, 1911 on the family farm in the Plainview district of Saskatchewan. He was raised on the farm and received his education at the Plainview school. As a young man Leslie began helping on the farm and eventually acquired his own quarter of land adjacent to the home farm. On October 16, 1936 he was united in marriage to Clara Ivy Griffith. The couple soon established their own home in the Plainview district. Ivy passed away in 1962 following a battle with cancer. Les continued to farm and look after his family following her death. On December 22, 1976 he was united in marriage to Adeline Griffith. The couple purchased a home in Yorkton but Les continued to actively farm and help his son Larry till he was past 80. He enjoyed good health until just recently. An avid sportsman, in younger years he participated in hockey and baseball and in later years enjoyed curling and bowling as an activity and watching sports on TV. Les also had a great appreciation of music. He and his brother played at many functions together as young men. Although he received no formal training, he could play almost anything he picked up. Many contented hours were spent in the garden and flower beds during his retirement years. He enjoyed the company of his and Adeline's family and appreciated their visits. He took great interest in all things around him. Besides his first wife Ivy and his parents, he was also predeceased by brothers Harvey, Jaroslaw, William and Gordon and by sisters Libby Wilder, Sylvia Larson, Esther Berrns and Grace Reid. He is survived by his wife Adeline, his son Larry (Karin) of the Plainview district and their sons Randy of Saskatoon and Greg of Plainview; daughter Glenys Cumming of Yorkton and her sons, Robbie of Calgary, Darcy of Bath, United Kingdom, and Terry, Kevin and Blake, all of Saskatoon; a sister-in-law Martha Pekar of Pangman; his extended family, step-son Grant Griffith (Louise) and children Tim, Jacqueline and Lana; step-daughter Pat (Dave Melnychuk) and daughter Jodi; step-son Rick Griffith (Wendy) and children Cale and Colton; numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, May 24, 2001 from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fred Schneider officiating. The organist, Judy Berg and pianist Joleen Cherland led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Rock of Ages and Amazing Grace. Special music was provided by Norm Graff and Joleen Cherland, When Peace Like A River, and by Roxie Graff and Joleen Cherland, Whispering Hope. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Gordon Berrns, Harold Bray, Amos Unyi, Wayne Unyi, Keith Griffith and Norm Graff serving as the casketbearers.

PELLETIER - Gloria (nee Wasacase), beloved wife of Richard Pelletier passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 46 years of age. Gloria Marie Pelletier was born December 30, 1954 at Broadview, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Daniel and Cecile (nee Peepeetch) Wasacase. She was a sister to five brothers and three sisters. Gloria was baptised at Marival, SK and attended an all girl school there. Gloria was united in marriage to Richard Paul Pelletier. The couple were blessed with four children, Pamela, Richard Jr. Sabrina and Malcolm. Later in life Gloria attended Esterhazy Regional College where she attained a Grade 12 standing. A kind, wonderful and loving mother, Gloria enjoyed playing bingo, crafts and playing card games. Predeceased by her parents, Daniel and Cecile and a brother Dennis Wasacase, Gloria leaves to cherish her memory her husband Richard; her children Richard Jr. of Yorkton, Pamela (Dallas) Langan of Yorkton, Malcolm (Joyce) of Springside and Sabrina of Yorkton; six grandchildren, Donovan Langan, Tessa Wintonyk, Darnell, Kiesha and Cole Pelletier and Tommy Pelletier and her brothers and sisters, Jack Wasacase of Broadview, Madeline (Richard) Ananas of Duck Lake, Yvonne (Lyle) Tapatat of Kahkewistahaw, Rosa (Pete) Flagel of Melville, Ralph (Louise) Wasacase of Broadview, David Wasacase of North Battleford and Joey Wasacase of Calgary, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Prayer Vigil was held on Friday, February 9th at the Yorkton Friendship Centre with Rick Yaholnitsky presiding. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, February 10th at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as the Celebrant. Gilbert Kryski and Jerome Niezgoda assisted at the altar. Organist Diana Hornung led members of St. Gerard's Choir in singing of the hymns Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Psalm 23, I Am The Bread of Life, Song of The Angels and How Great Thou Art. Honorary Bearers were Garry Pelletier, Corey Toth, Shane Brazeau and Dennis Langan. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Dion Roussin, Richard Ananas, Dallas Langan, Gerald St. Pierre, Marcel Roussin and Brian Tapatat serving as the casket bearers.

PELLETIER - Isabelle (nee Flamont), longtime Yorkton resident, widow of Joseph Pelletier, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 88 years of age. Isabelle Pelletier was born on August 26, 1915 at Marievale, Saskatchewan; a daughter of Louis and Rosen (nee Henry) Flamont. Isabelle was united in marriage to Joseph Pelletier on June 28, 1932. The couple made their home in and around the Yorkton area since that time. Joseph and Isabelle worked at various jobs during their working career, but at all times Isabelle worked alongside Joe in whatever job they were doing. A kind hearted, generous person, Isabelle was always concerned for the well being of her family and the people around her. On September 28, 1981 Joseph passed away. Following that time Isabelle maintained her independence as long as her health was able. Her hobbies included knitting and sewing, playing cards, bingo, visiting with her family and many friends. Her family was the center of her life, Isabelle always surrounded herself with her family. Besides her husband Joseph, she was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Rosen; six children, Victor, Henry, Kathleen, James, Evelyn and Mary; brothers Wilfred, Gilbert and Lawrence; and by sisters Elizabeth, Vina, Agnes and Marie. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Gilbert (Mary) of Melville, Mervin (Florence) of Theodore, Roy (Mavis) of Yorkton, and Richard and Garry, both of Yorkton; daughters, Rose Martin (Leo) of Melville, Bertha Roussin (Gerald) of Yorkton, Velma Shingoose (Lester) of Springside, Sylvia Brazeau (Nelson) of Yorkton; 58 grandchildren, 113 great grandchildren and 17 great great grandchildren. Also, sisters Sarah Desjarlais of Burstall, SK, Violet Flamont of Melville and Mary Strollo in BC; one brother John (Lucy) Lafontaine, numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The prayer vigil service was held on Wednesday evening, October 29, 2003 from the Eastern Assiniboine Centre on Myrtle Ave. Deacon Urban Kiernan officiated, song-leaders Mary Ann Scherr and Bev Engel led in the singing of the hymns. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, October 30, 2003 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. Rev. Father Basil Chomos was the celebrant, assisted by Father Andrew Pawlowicz. The crossbearer was Delta Fleury, the lay-reader was Timothy Roussin. Organist, Kyla Hornung led members of St. Gerard's Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Honorary bearers were her grandsons. The interment took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Corey Toth, Gale Pelletier, Marcel Roussin Jr., Sean Pelletier, Bradley Martin and Mervin Pelletier Jr. serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

PELLETIER - Lorena (Swooping Eagle Woman) . On Monday, July 19, 2004 the Lord Jesus Christ took his precious daughter Lorena (Swooping Eagle Woman) to her new eternal heavenly home. She left peacefully with many family members at her bedside in Unit 3B of the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. She was 72 years of age. She was predeceased by her parents Dan and Elysa (Cappo) Pelletier, brother Donald, sister Yvonne and niece Ivy of Yorkton. Lorena leaves her three sons to cherish her memory: Danny (Donna) Pelletier of Regina, Bryan (Val) Pelletier of Saskatoon and Patrick (Christine) Pelletier of Regina. Her grandchildren: Michelle (Barry), Daniel, Steve (Renessa), Angel, Angie (Jared), Jonathan, Christa,Bobby,Zoen,Deanna (Chipperi), Reuben, Ryan, Tyson, Gabriel, Sheldon (Violet), Shelly (Robert), and Cory Terry Lynn and Brad. Her great grandchildren: Tashina, Kendan, Travis, Aaron, Bionca, Elijah, Isaiah, Indiana, Danica, Dominique, Tyrell, Dreanna, Teanna and Tanisha. Her many nieces and nephews and their children whom she loved as her own Kim Acoose (Disa and Nathan, Trinity, Andrew, Jessie,(Rene) of Regina, Darcy Pelletier (Drae) of Yorkton, Marcy(Lawrence) Chursinoff (Sheri, Misha, Tosha and Skyler)of Regina, Donna (Clarence) Papequash (Stacy, Serena) of Key First Nation, Gary (Sandra) Weigl (Jennifer) of Calgary, Kevin (Colleen) Lorenz (Shelby, Shanda) of Regina, Donny (Jen) Smith (Brandon, Xennon) of Calgary; Darlene (Jeff) Downing of Duck Lake (Houston, Ivy, Ivan) Karen Pelletier (Tristan, Natasha, Rory) of Wetaskiwan, Denise (Preston) (Caleb,Ty) Parenteau of Duck Lake, Fawn (Shania, Blaze), Lee- Ann, Sharon (Russel)Pelletier (Donavan, Gary, Perry, Lisa), Yvonne Steininger (Kolton, Dalton, Lancton). Brother Ivan (Kim) Pelletier of Yorkton. Sisters: Geraldine Pelletier of Regina, Merlene Lorenz of Yorkton Eulalie Steininger of Regina and sister-in-law, Georgina (Lindsay, Stephan) of Duck Lake, cousin Beko (Brenda) Pelletier of Regina, all of her Cappo relatives from Muscowpetung First Nation and numerous relatives and their families from Yorkton. Aunties Josephine Cappo, Alvina Poitras and Shirley McNabb. Lorena's greatest gift to all she met was her kindness, tender heart, and love for others. She was a very thoughtful mother who put the needs of others before her own. She spent many years working in the restaurant industry in Winnipeg, Regina and Yorkton. She loved doing her beadwork and was known for her home cooking and baking. She will always be remembered and never forgotten by all who knew her.

PELLETIER - Richard Blaine, or Guy as he liked to be called; passed away peacefully at his father's home on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at the tender young age of 35 years. Guy was born on August 5, 1973 at Yorkton Sask; a son of Richard Paul and Gloria Marie (nee Wasacase) Pelletier. He was a brother to two sisters Pam and Sabrina and one very cherished little brother Malcolm. As a boy Guy lived in Gerald, SK. but attended grade school by bus in Esterhazy, SK. As a young man he became a man of many trades: a welder, carpenter and was into everything. Guy, was his little brother Malcolm's hero. Guy became a father to Kirsten who was 6 months old; a year later a father to Tommy, his first son whom he cherished with all his heart and then came Brady "his baby". He loved and cherished his children with everything in his being. Guy was a kind hearted, happy, all around person. He did everything and anything to help everyone. He will be missed by everyone he knew and has left a dent in everyone's heart. Guy was predeceased by his mother Gloria and his younger sister Sabrina. Richard Blaine Pelletier leaves to cherish his memory his children: Kirsten, Tommy and Brady; his father Richard Paul of Yorkton. His sister Pam Wasacase and boys of Yorkton; his beloved brother Malcolm (Joyce) of Yorkton; nephews: Donovan, Darnell, Cole, Jaycee J.R.; nieces: Keisha, Tessa, Shaylynn, Tihanna, Makayla as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A wake and Prayer Vigil Service was held on Friday,evening January 16, 2009 from the Yorkton Friendship Centre with Ingrid Prost and Mary Ann Scherr presiding. Randy Fleury was the guitarist leading in the Hymns: "Go Tell It On The Mountain" and "Peace Is Flowing Like A River". Reflections of Richard's life were given by his daughter Kirsten with a video tribute presented by Karen Avery. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday morning, January 17, 2009 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton, SK with Rev. Father Thomas Nguyen as Celebrant. The readers were Tim Roussin and Delta Fleury. The Pianist was Katherine Flaman leading the parish choir and Congregation in the Hymns: "Here I Am Lord", Psalm 25, "Prayer Of St. Francis", "Be Not Afraid", Song Of The Angels" and "How Great Thou Art". Justin St. Pierre was the Cross Bearer with Ryan Bergstrom serving as Altar Server. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Roy Pellletier as Honourary Bearer; Dion, Tim Roussin, Cory Toth, Donovan Langan, Mervin Pelletier Jr. and Allan Delorme serving as Casket Bearers.

PERRY – Agnes Minnie (nee Lorenz), wife of the late John J. Perry of Yorkton passed away on Friday, July 24, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was ninety one years of age. Agnes was born on August 2, 1917 in the Pleasantdale district near Melfort, Saskatchewan. A daughter of Walter and Amelia (nee Fetter) Lorenz. Agnes attended grade school until grade eight in Humboldt. She later worked in Saskatoon candling eggs. Agnes was united in marriage to John Perry on December 2, 1940 in Humboldt. After raising her family Agnes later worked at a greenhouse and the Yorkton Co-op in the grocery department. Agnes’s church and her faith always played a large role in her life. She was a faithful member of St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton and worked for many years with the Catholic Women’s League in many of their activities. Agnes enjoyed many hobbies and social activities. Sewing, needlework, crocheting and gardening on her own. Socializing with her many friends with trips to the casino, bowling or playing cards and cribbage whether just for fun or sometimes very competitively! Agnes enjoyed shopping and loved clothes. She always looked her best wherever she was going. Predeceased by her parents, Walter and Amelia; her husband, John in 1984; one son Dale in 1961; one brother, Jim; two sisters, Irma and Evelyn Lorenz. Agnes leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, her three children; two sons, Keith (Josie) Perry of Yorkton and Marvin (Sonia) Perry of White Rock, BC; one daughter, Sandra (Jim) Swan of Canmore, AB; seven grandchildren, Christine (Tim) Bain, Robert Perry, Carmen Perry, Curtis Freeman, Julie Freeman, Angie Freeman and Sharleen (Gary) Nagy; three great grandchildren, Tyler Nagy, Shannon Bain and Aleena Bain; one brother Gordon (Noreen) Lorenz of Shelburne, ON; three sisters, Loretta (Stewart) Jewell , Rita Lorenz both of Peterborough, ON and Bertha Meyers of Whitby, ON; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Prayer Vigil Service was held on Sunday, July 26, 2009 from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos officiating. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, July 27, 2009 from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as the Celebrant. Organist, Katherine Flaman with members of the parish choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns ‘This Alone’, ‘Psalm 25’, ‘Unless a Grain of Wheat’, ‘Here I Am Lord’, ‘Song of the Angels’ and ‘Sing With All the Saints in Glory’. Members of the Catholic Women’s League attended and served as honourary bearers. Interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Keith Perry, Marvin Perry, Jim Swan, Robert Perry, Julie Freeman and Angie Freeman serving as casket bearers. A reception followed in the parish complex and son, Marvin shared a tribute and words of remembrance on behalf of the family.

PFEIFER - Alexander Raymond was born on June 22, 1936 on the family farm in the Runnymede district of Saskatchewan; to Theresa "Rose" (nee Schaefer) and A. J. "Jack" Pfeifer. He was raised on the farm and attended school at Runnymede and worked on the farm until the age of 17. He then travelled to St. Jean, Quebec where he took basic airforce training before returning home to work. From 1957 - 1972 Alex held various jobs, including working in the lumber business in BC, the mines in Flin Flon, the oilfields around Estevan, and various potash mines in Saskatchewan. In 1966 he married a wonderful young lady, Peggy Whiting, who would remain with him until his last breath. From 1972 - 75, having previously tinkered with occasional bowling alley employment in Carnduff, he and Peggy moved to Kindersley, where Alex managed the Bowlarena for four years. The family then moved to Dauphin where Alex managed the Bowling Lanes for six years. Alex's love of the bowling business did not stop here. After moving to Brandon in 1982 and remaining there until 2000, Alex held various executive positions with the Brandon 5 Pin Bowling Association, including President, Treasurer, Tournament Director and membership chairman. Alex prided himself in bowling efforts. Over the years he also had a proven record of being a distinguished bowler, more than once representing his lanes in play-offs and tournament play. His dedication, hard work, common sense and ability to get along with people was recognized by the Brandon 5 Pin Assoc. in the form of a Life-Time membership in 1996. Previous to this Alex twice received the associations 'Sportsman of the Year' award (1993 & 1995). Alex struggled with various health problems over the years. After by-pass surgery in 1988, and continually fighting the arthritis battle, Alex was diagnosed with cancer in August of 2001 and after fighting a courageous battle, died peacefully at his home in Yorkton in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 5, 2002. He was 65 years of age. Alex loved his pets. Over the years the various family dogs and cats were very precious to him. Yard work and gardening were also a joy to Alex. Whenever possible he would be puttering around the yard. Nature was something special to Alex. He also possessed an extra-ordinary knowledge of current events and often had an opinion on how the world might be a better place if people would only help each other more often and use some good common sense. Alex loved his wife Peggy dearly. Peggy and Alex cherished the years spent together, having celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on November 19th 2001. He loved his children and grandchildren very much. These past few months we know he often thought about those who visited and those who were at a distance. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all members of the family. Predeceased by his father Andrew (Jack) Pfeifer in November of 2000. Alex is survived by his wife Peggy; son Jack Pfeifer (Angie) of Saskatoon and their children Christian and Andrew; daughter Kathy (Brian) Ulriksen of Winnipeg and their children Brittany, Jordon and Andrea; his mother Rose Pfeifer of Yorkton; sister Lorraine (Peter) Craigon of Coquitlam BC; and brothers Don (Sharon) of Yorkton and Bryan (Chris) of Cremona, Alberta and their families.

PFEIFER - Andrew Jacob, known to everyone as Jack, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2000 at Yorkton, Sask. He was 91 years of age. Jack was born on the family homestead near Mikado, Sask. on November 24, 1908. He was the son of Henry and Mary Margaret (nee Becker) Pfeifer. In 1912 the family moved to a farm in the Rhein area, where he attended Clyde School. In 1917 the family moved to the Runnymede area. Here Andrew was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Christ Lutheran Church. When Andrew was 17 years of age he was helping his father rip birch and accidently lost all the fingers on his left hand. He decided to return to school to complete his Grade 8. On October 14, 1934 he was united in marriage to Theresa Schaefer at Christ Lutheran Church in Runnymede. The couple lived with Andrew's parents for a few years and then began farming in the district. In 1956 Andrew left the farm and began buying grain for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool at Runnymede. In 1969 he was transferred to Rosthern where he worked until 1971. At that time he began relieving at various locations in the province as elevators were being closed. He retired in 1972. Not one to sit idle, he began doing janitorial and caretaking work for different businesses in Rosthern. In December of 1978 the couple decided to move to Yorkton to make their home. This past while Andrew has been a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his loving wife of 66 years, Theresa; his children Alexander and his wife Peggy Pfeifer of Regina, Sask. and their children Kathy (Brian) Ulrikson of Winnipeg, Man., Jack (Angela) Pfeifer of Regina, Sask.; Lorraine and her husband Peter Craigon of Coquitlam, B.C. and their children Bradley (Carolyne) Craigon of Maple Ridge, B.C., Tammy (Grant) Priest of Kelowna, B.C.; Donald and his wife Sharon Pfeifer of Yorkton, Sask., and their children: Dion (Michelle) Pfeifer of Saskatoon, Sask. and Delee Kelly) Rohatinsky of Richmond, B.C.; Bryan and his wife Christine Pfeifer of Cremonia, Alta. and their children Tiana and May, both of Cremonia; along with nine great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Florence Pfeifer and Frieda Pfeifer, both of Kamsack, Sask; and a brother-in-law Dave Weber of Kelowna, B.C. Andrew was predeceased by five brothers: Henry, George, Fred Alex and William and sisters: Lydia Lee and Mary Weber. A service of comfort for family and friends, led by Pastor Fred Schneider, was held on Sunday evening, November 5, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton. Judy Berg was the organist leading in the Hymns "Abide With Me" and "I Need Thee Every Hour". The Hymn "In The Garden" was sung by Raymond Yost. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, November 6, 2000 from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Yorkton, Sask with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. Judy Berg was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns. The trio of Roxie, Norm Graff and Jolene Cherland sang "Softly and Tenderly". Jack' s son Don gave reflections and remembrances of his father's life. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Dion, Jack, Randy and Clarence Pfeifer, Brad Craigon and Brian Ulrikson serving as Casket Bearers.

PIDPERYHORA - Helen (nee Stolaryk) of Yorkton passed away suddenly at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Saturday, August 4, 2001. Helen was born on the family homestead in the Wallhala - Elfros district of Saskatchewan on March 15, 1922. She was one of thirteen children born to Nickolas and Julia Stolaryk. On Feb. 25, 1943 she married Meeron Pidperyhora and together they farmed 10 miles southwest of Elfros for 24 years. In 1967 they moved to Yorkton where Helen was employed with the Yorkton Union Hospital until her retirement in 1984. Helen and Meeron were blessed with four children: sons James (Joanna) of Yorkton, Leonard (Grace) of Saskatoon and Greg (Gwen) of Yorkton; and daughter Valerie (Dennis) Elaschuk of Wroxton. They were further blessed with seven grandchildren, Allan (Shaylene) Elaschuk of Raymore, Bryan Elaschuk of Wroxton, Tamara, Katelyn and Michael Pidperyhora of Saskatoon, Kristopher and Nathan Pidperyhora of Yorkton; and two great grandsons, Brandon and Ryan Elaschuk of Raymore. Helen was a deeply religious person who devoted much of her time to her church and her family. She displayed her faith in God openly and through her friendly yet persuasive manner passed on God's message of salvation to all she knew. She cherished visits from her children, grandchildren, family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Meeron on May 25th, 1990; parents, Nickolas and Julia Stolaryk; brothers, John, Bill, and Carl; and by sisters, Josie Chupak, Anne Kolodniski, Frances Syniatynski and Ruth Brierly. In addition to her children, she leaves to cherish her memory a brother, Joe Stolaryk of Winnipeg, sisters: Mary Kristjanson of Edmonton, Vicki Janzen of Toronto, Lena Kachaluba of Regina and Olga Voisey of Moose Jaw; sisters-in-law Annie Stakiw of Saskatoon, Mary Walter of Winnipeg, Pauline (Steve) Podaima of Winnipeg, Victoria (Dan) Shalley of Yorkton, Helga (John) Burdeniuk of Merritt BC, Julia Pidperyhora of Rossland BC, Margaret Pidperyhora of Yorkton, Rose Stolaryk of Oshawa ON, and Lillian Stolaryk of Oshawa; brothers-in-law Nestor (Rosaline) of Elfros, Russell of Weekes and Jacob of Wadena, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Helen was dearly loved and will be missed by all. A service of comfort was held on Tuesday evening, August 7, 2001at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, August 8, 2001 from the Family Worship Centre in Yorkton with Pastor Kevin Bundus of Yorkton Faith Ministries officiating. A melody of praise choruses were sung by Jennifer Zayshley and by pianist Anthony Johnson. A solo What A Day That Will Be was sung by Patti Smith. Granddaughter Tamara Pidperyhora read Psalm 121, and son Len Pidperyhora gave the tribute. The interment took place beside her husband at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Allan Elaschuk, Bryan Elaschuk, Tamara Pidperyhora, Terry Shalley, Tim Kachaluba and Wayne Kachaluba serving as the casketbearers.

PIHACH - Steve, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, beloved husband of Barbara of Yorkton, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, due to complications related to PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy). He was 68 years of age. Steve Pihach was born on November 4, 1939, on the family farm in the Homefield district. He was the fourth of eight children of Nick and Nettie (nee Protz) Pihach. He received his elementary education at Beaver Hills School and then graduated from St. Joseph's College in Yorkton in 1959. After graduating, Steve worked at the City Bakery for one year before starting to farm full time. On April 27, 1963, Steve was united in marriage to Barbara Sharp of Saltcoats. They farmed for 41 years and raised their family of four children in the Homefield area. The first 10 years were spent on the family farm. In 1973, the family moved to the Britton farm which had better facilities for raising cattle. Steve often commented that he couldn't imagine a life other than farming. He enjoyed working the land and raising cattle. He found it important to stay current in the latest agricultural developments. Steve also found it important to contribute to the community in which he and Barbara raised their family. This compelled him to serve as a councillor and a reeve for the RM of Gary for 19 years. His time on council resulted in many lifelong friendships. Steve also sat on various boards such as the Ituna Pioneer Lodge, the Agriculture Extension Board and the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Steve's intelligence, sense of fairness and way with people allowed him to succeed in these roles. Not only did Steve take an interest in local happenings, he was also tuned into national and international news. At 10:00 the TV was always tuned into The National on CBC. This allowed him to talk to anyone on coffee row about practically any subject. While on the farm, Steve's spare time was spent curling, golfing and fishing. He and Barbara also enjoyed getting together with neighbors for visiting and playing cards. In addition to these activities, he was an avid sports watcher. He attended various sporting events such as the 1995 Grey Cup in Regina, a Blue Jays game in Toronto and the Briers and other large curling events that were held in Saskatchewan. Also, it wasn't unusual for him to have a friendly wager with family members on NFL games. Travelling was something Steve also liked to do. He and Barbara made many trips to British Columbia and also visited places such as Oshawa, Niagara Falls and Las Vegas. One of their travel highlights was a recent Alaskan cruise. Another highlight for Steve was exploring his father's homeland in Ukraine and Poland with his siblings in 1994. In 2004, Steve and Barbara retired from the farm and moved to Yorkton. While in town he enjoyed going to the Terriers' games with friends. In the last few years he also became a proud Papa to grandsons Rylan and Kaden, which gave him much joy. Steve entered the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in February 2008. He appreciated the many visits with family and friends. Steve leaves to cherish his memory his wife Barbara, and their four children, Sharon of Regina, Carolyn of Regina, Craig (Joanne) and their children Rylan and Kaden of Homefield and Kelly (Duncan) of Regina. He is also survived by his sisters Evelyn Jackson of New Westminster, BC, and Maryellen Doucette of Surrey, BC, his brothers Peter (Audrey) Pihach of Delta, BC, and John of Yorkton, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Steve was predeceased by his parents, brother Orest and sisters Olga and Elizabeth. Prayers were held on Sunday evening from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home from Rev. Doug Craig officiating. The funeral service was held on Monday, August 11, 2008 from Westview United Church in Yorkton. Rev. Doug Craig officiated with Shani Apland as the organist. Hymns sung were Morning Has Broken and How Great thou Art. Honorary bearers were Steve Smuk, Ben Smuk, John Stupak, Mike Piasta, Harold Hadewich and August Fenske. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemene at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ray Sharp, Bill Prybylski, Gordon Krett, Nick Andrusyk, David Kowalchuk and Kevin Rathgeber serving as the casketbearers.

PITTS - Brenda Lee was born on February 26, 1965 at Yorkton, Sk. a daughter of Nick and Isabel (nee Fuhr) Pitts. Brenda was raised in Yorkton and received her edu­cation from Simpson School, St. Joseph's Junior High, and the Regional High School. As a young woman Brenda be­gan working and had worked at various jobs in the city. Two years ago she became Hi with a very rare condition and since that time had been receiving hospital care. She passed away following a courageous battle on Saturday, January 13, 1990 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winni­peg, MB. She was 24 years of age. Brenda will be remembered for her warm, easy going personality. She enjoyed reading, dancing, watching T.V. in her spare time and going shopping whenever she had the chance. She possessed a good imagination and was very generous when it came to others. She had two special toves in her life, her nephew Justin and her cats. Predeceased by her grandfathers, Nick Pitts Sr. in 1976 and Dan Fuhr in 1977; she will be lovingly remembered by her parents, Nick and Isabel Pitts of Yorkton; two broth­ers. Brent of Dewberry, Alberta and Bob of Yorkton; one sister Debbie and her husband Greg Jackson of Yorkton; a nephew Justin of Yorkton; her grandmothers, Jenny Pitts of Yorkton and Caroline Fuhr of Yorkton; also her aunts and uncles, Vickey & John Wilson of Yorkton, Mary & Hammy Schneider of Winnipeg, and Anne & Ted Mor­rison of North Battleford. Fred & June Fuhr of Edmonton, Eileen & Bill Shkworak of Cranbrook, BC., Mildred & Car­man Olson of Fort McMurray, AB, and Rodney & Shir­ley Fuhr of Fruit Vale, BC., and their families; as well as her many other relatives and friends.

PLOWMAN - Donald, a long-time resident of Winnipeg, died August 11, 2008, in Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He succumbed peacefully after a hard fought battle with asbestos-related lung cancer. He was 84 years old. Donald was born on February 11, 1924 at Douglas, Manitoba. He spent his formative years at Douglas before moving to Winnipeg as a young man. On April 26, 1952 Donald was united in marriage to Doreen Dolgoy. A carpenter by trade, Donald was involved in many construction projects around the city. Don was a vigorous man who approached each new day and each new task with passion and determination. Don firmly believed there was nothing he could not design, build or make better. At age 81, in the midst of a Winnipeg winter, Don wielded a pickaxe to crack the frozen soil outside his front porch to make a wheelchair ramp for his beloved Doreen. Not one to complain about the cold or any physical malady, Don was not to be deterred. Despite carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands, he built that ramp solid and well. That sense of purpose extended to making the world a better place. With Doreen at his side, Don spent many years campaigning for world peace through the Manitoba Peace Council. He had a personal philosophy – “Goodwill” – that he loved to share with others. In poetry and prose, he worked for years to refine his message. He was also part of a Winnipeg based discussion group that developed this theory. Don and Doreen loved to drive to Birds Hill Park for lunch, or visit small towns across Manitoba. One of their favorite places was the Oak Hammock Marsh. For the past few months, Don and Doreen had been residing in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, in the care of their daughter, Ruth Love. Don always tried to stay in touch with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews. Don’s wife Doreen survives him. Daughters: Carol Shelton of Las Vegas, Ruth Love of Yorkton, and Cathy Plowman-Watts of Toronto each carry on their father’s spirit of service to their respective communities. Don leaves four grandchildren: Chris (Tina), Melanie (Chad), Adria (Jarrett) and Claire. Five great grandchildren: Travis, Becky, Alexis, Ava, and Brynn, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Don chose to be cremated. A family memorial service was held for Don on Thursday, August 14, 2008 in Yorkton.

PLOWMAN - Doreen (nee Dolgoy) died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, February 7 in the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, Yorkton, Sask. A long-time resident of Winnipeg, Doreen was predeceased by her loving husband Donald Plowman who passed way in August 2008. They moved to Yorkton in April 2008 so family could care for them after Don was diagnosed with cancer. Doreen was born December 14, 1925 in Winnipeg. Her father, Louis Dolgoy became a fruit peddler when he came to Canada in 1911 from Latvia. Doreen, a high school graduate, also studied secretarial skills that became useful in her work and causes. Doreen was proud of her heritage and was active in the Winnipeg progressive Jewish community. Throughout her life she loved to read, sing, dance and listen to music. Doreen married Don on April 26, 1952. Together they enjoyed many friendships. They loved music, theatre and being with nature. They loved to travel and visited many places in the world. Don had a quick wit and Doreen loved to laugh. In the 1950s they were active in the civil rights movement. In the 1960s they marched against American involvement in Vietnam, and boycotted California grapes and lettuce in support of poor migrant workers. In the 1970s and 1980s, they joined tens of thousands in peace walks to call for the banning of nuclear weapons. They both had a social conscience. They believed if you were not a part of the solution, you were a part of the problem. Doreen traveled to many World Peace Conferences and was awarded the Winnipeg YWCA Peace Medal in 1998. In their last years together one ritual was a Sunday drive to Bird's Hill Park for lunch at the "Ranch." They also loved exploring country side roads and occasionally getting lost. Doreen missed Don and all her Winnipeg friends. She kept in touch with many of them. While in the care home, Doreen discovered a wide interest in DVDs, particularly dramas about relationships and people making a difference. As her health and spirit declined she reviewed her life and felt fulfillment and purpose. Doreen will be missed by many, and left her mark on the world. Doreen enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by daughters Carol Shelton, of Las Vegas; Ruth Love, of Yorkton; and Cathy Plowman-Watts, of Toronto. Doreen has four grandchildren: Melanie Spokes, of Regina; Christopher Love, of Canora, SK; Adria Decorte, of Las Vegas; and Claire Shelton, of Reno, NV.

POORMAN - Ernest Joseph Alexander was born on the Daystar First Nation on November 22, 1943; a son of Fred Joseph and Bessie (nee Kinegron) Poorman. Ernest began his work career after attaining his trade in carpentry at Moose Jaw. First, the Gordon First Nation pre – fabrication plant for five years then at Carry The Kettle, Piapot and Pasqua First Nations as well as others south of the valley. He also worked at the Gardiner Dam by Outlook, Sk and at the construction of the “Centre Of The Arts’ in Regina. His biggest pride and joy was building 14 houses in 10 months for Kawacatoose First Nation. He would be at the job site at 5 AM every morning installing insulation. Unfortunately, this insulation had contributed to fibrosis; a condition of lung disease. On Sunday, December 2, 2007 at the age of 64 years Ernest joined his Creator. He passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. As well as being hardworking in various places around Saskatchewan; with carpentry being his trade; Ernest also was a kind hearted man and always helped others especially in his retirement. In his younger days he participated in hockey and baseball. Ernest enjoyed socializing with his friends and would find time to play cards or square dance when he was able. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Lauretta; children: Joanne of Ontario, Joe of Vancouver, BC and Jeannie of St. Annes MB. His brothers: John, Bill (Lillian), Fred (Loraine); sisters: Joyce (Doug Ford) Dustyhorn and a step–sister Edna Poorman of Saskatoon. Ernest was predeceased by his parents; two sisters one in infancy and Stella Machiskinic, and a brother Steve.

POPOWICH - Betty (nee Harrison) Popowich, wife of the late Nick Popowich of Yorkton passed away on March 28, 2011 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. She was eighty years of age. Among those who are left to celebrate Betty's life are her children: Greg (Elizabeth, Regina), Laurie (Sheldon Peddle, Winnipeg, MB) and Wendy (Ian McAdam, Lethbridge, AB); grandchildren: Nicholas, Lucas, Kate and Sam; brothers: Fred (Frieda, Rimbey, AB), Reg (Burlington, ON), Bob (Mary, Winnipeg, MB) and Doug (Roberta, Regina, SK). Betty is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Betty was predeceased by her beloved husband, Nick; parents, Fred and Edith Harrison; sister, Marjorie; brothers, Herb and Sid. Prayers will be held at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre HWY # 10 E., at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Westview United Church. Betty's family and friends are grateful to the staff at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre and Regina's Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit for providing professional, compassionate care.

POPOWICH - Doreen (nee Croswell), beloved wife of Walter of Yorkton, formerly of the Brandon School District, south of Kamsack, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Sunday, May 24, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Doreen was born on September 1, 1929 at Melfort, Saskatchewan; daughter of Henry and Grace (Groseclose) Croswell. Doreen was raised on a homestead north of Weekes, Saskatchewan. At the age of eighteen she moved to Regina where she became employed with Simpson-Sears. It was in Regina that she met Walter Popowich who she married on February 18, 1950. In April of that year they moved to a mixed farm south of Kamsack, in the Brandon School District. Doreen worked along with Walter for the next 50 years building and expanding their farming operation. In 2000, Doreen and Walter bought a house in Yorkton where they resided during the winter but continued to actively farm in the summer. Doreen's greatest focus in life was the love she held for her family. She was predeceased by her parents, Henry (1972) and Grace (1986) and her only brother, Dennis (2008). Doreen leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, husband Walter; son Barry (Sherry), daughter Beverly (Myron) Tatarniuk; grandchildren Rebecca (John), Dane, Emily and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Friday, May 29, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Velda Dahlin of the United Church of Canada officiating. Organist, Amanda Buhler led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee', 'Amazing Grace', and 'We Shall Go Out With Hope of Resurrection'. Scripture readers were grandchildren Rebecca, Dane & Emily, and son-in-law Myron gave the tribute to Doreen. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Jim Allemeersch, John Shurniak, Myron, Dane & Emily Tatarniuk, and David Tataryn serving as the casketbearers.

POPOWICH - Pauline (nee Bugoy), widow of Peter A. Popowich passed away peacefully on October 19, 2009 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. She was 87 years of age. Pauline Popowich was born on January 8, 1922, a daughter of Michael and Martha (Galinski) Bugoy. She was united in marriage to Peter Popowich at St. Cunnigunda Church at Otthon. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Caroline of Yorkton; sister Eileen Liebrecht of Melville; brother Ben (Helen) Bugoy of Yorkton and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer Service was held on Thursday, October 22nd at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny, officiating. . Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, October 23rd at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Raymond Lukie, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus & Parish Choir Members. Serving as cross bearer was Walter Lukie. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Orville Herron, Brett Marianchuk, Marian Bugoy, Sylvia Bugoy, Don Bugoy and Walter Bugoy serving as the casket bearers.

PREMAK - Evelyn (nee Holunga), of Yorkton, beloved wife of Ted Premak passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2009 at the Regina General Hospital due to complications from a heart condition and recent stroke. She was 67 years of age. Evelyn was born at home in the district of Bield, Manitoba on July 05, 1942 to Mike and Elsie (nee Tokar) Holunga. She was the sixth of a family of seven. Evelyn's older siblings nicknamed her "cheeka" for her rosy cheeks and some of her nieces have inherited her cheeks. A recollection by her older sister Susan was that her brother Jack, who was born one year before, were chums growing up and held hands while they played around the farm. Evelyn attended Bield School and enjoyed sports, especially baseball, during those years at school. Then she joined her brothers' Harry and Jack in a musical road show touring parts of Western Canada. Evelyn was featured in a singing duet called "Party Dolls". Evelyn's love of country music remained with her all of her life. In their younger days she often joined her brother Jack entertaining friends and neighbours. Evelyn then worked in Eastern Canada and upon returning to Roblin she met and married Constable Ted Premak, who was stationed there. Ted and Evelyn were united in marriage at St. Vlad's College in Roblin by Rev. Father Michael Wiwchar (now retired Bishop Wiwchar). Ted and Evelyn and their two children Kelly and Michelle were transferred by the RCMP to various areas during their 39 years of marriage. Evelyn loved curling and playing soft ball. She and Ted have numerous trophies that supported their love of the games. Ted and Evelyn spent many summers at their trailer at Lake of the Prairies, MB. Evelyn enjoyed fishing and loved to express her ability to know exactly where the fishing was the best and also how to catch the first fish. Family card games were very entertaining with Evelyn. She was a great competitor and really loved to win. Upon Ted's retirement the couple relocated and settled in Yorkton in 1999. Evelyn worked as a Health Care Aide (Homecare) in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, retiring in 2007. Evelyn was always an immaculate housekeeper and a wonderful cook who took great pride in entertaining family and friends. Ted barbecued the steaks and Ev supplied the delicious extras. Evelyn was predeceased by her sister Victoria Holunga, brother Harry Holunga, father & Mother Mike & Elsie Holunga and sister Mary Hay. Evelyn leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Ted; son Kelly (Janet) Premak of Winnipeg, MB; daughter Michelle Premak of Drayton Valley, AB; grandchildren Kayla and Lauren of Winnipeg and Jared and Samantha of Drayton Valley, AB; her brother Jack (Gail) Holunga of Bield, MB; sisters Susan Yaskow of Roblin, MB and Phyllis Schmitke of Brandon, MB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Thursday, August 27th and the Requiem Divine Liturgy on Friday, August 28th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Ray Lukie, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita and parish choir members. The cross bearer was Kayla Premak and the epistle reader was Lauren Premak. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Wes Smilgilski, Kevin Schmitke, Gwen Eckert, Jackie Baker, Lloyd Clauson and Brad Schultz serving as the casket bearers. The eulogy was shared by Kevin Schmitke.

PRITCHARD - Frank "Buster" passed away on February 2, 2008 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was eighty-four years of age. Frank was born on November 9, 1923 at Welby, Saskatchewan, a son of James and Annie (nee Tanner) Pritchard. He received his education at Spy Hill, SK. His occupations during his life included farm labourer, railroad labourer, radio technician and a grain elevator worker. Frank was quite a man and was very talented with music and song, which he often used to express himself. He could sing and play many instruments including guitar, organ and violin. His favourite types of music were country, gospel and bluegrass. His talents expanded into singing, which he recorded in Brandon, Manitoba. Frank also enjoyed horseback riding and long walks in the night. Socializing with family and friends were special times for Buster. He is survived by his niece, Lucille Pritchard (Albert Eagle) and her family whom he resided with until his passing. He is survived by his two sisters, Agnes Labelle (Kalmakoff) of Winnipeg, MB and Ameillia (Morris) Pritchard of Duff, SK; three brothers, Clarence Pritchard of Grandview, MB, Richard Pritchard of Langenburg and Bernard (Bev) Pritchard of Kelvington, SK; his uncle Wilfred Fred Tanner and family; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Frank was predeceased by his mother Ann Pritchard (1977), father James Pritchard (1959), step dad Arthur Pritchard (1983), brothers Henry (1962) and William Pritchard (2005) and sister Mary Pettis (1985) and his special friend of thirteen years, Janet Peppin. He will be sadly missed by many. A service of Comfort was held on Thursday, February 7, 2008 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Pastor Rick Flamont of the Grace River Mission officiating. Tributes and words of Remembrance were given by Anita Pelletier, Nancy Shewkenek, Lucille Pritchard and Adam Eagle. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, February 8, 2008 from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Langenburg with Rev. Father Hector Seville as the Celebrant. The St. Joseph's Folk Choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns "In The Garden", "Peace Is Flowing", "Only A Shadow" and "How Great Thou Art". Honourary Bearers were Mervin Pritchard, Ambrose Pritchard, Bernard Pritchard, Robert Ducharme, Melvin Pritchard and Kim Kalmakoff. Interment followed in St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery with David Pritchard, Henry Pelletier, Albert Eagle, Kenny Pritchard, Clayton Fleury and Fred Boucher serving as the casket bearers.

PROBERT - Charles, beloved husband of Helen of Edmonton passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at Kensington Village Long Term Care in Edmonton. He was 73 years of age. Charles Probert was born on September 11, 1936 in the Norquay district of Saskatchewan; a son of James and Helen Probert. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in the district. As a young man Charles began farming, which he did for several years, and was also a grain buyer for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool as well as working for the Wheat Pool repair crew for a short time. He owned a convenience store in Yorkton for 10 years and also traveled the rural area with Watkins. | He loved the outdoors, fishing, golfing and rock hounding. His favorite pastime was rock polishing and watching curling. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Helen, and his sister Dorothy Griffith. He is survived by his wife Helen; son John and daughter Kathy; stepsons Bernard and Grant Ellaschuk; step-daughters Brenda (Darcy) Bell and Doreen Hume; a sister, Elizabeth Munson; a brother, James Probert; a brother-in-law Edwin Griffith; five grandsons; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation took place in Edmonton, a memorial service was held on Friday, October 30, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre in Yorkton with Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The eulogy was given by Bernard Ellaschuk. The interment took place in the Garden of Crucifixion with Grant Ellaschuk serving as the urnbearer.

PROSKO - Valerie Urette Louise, beloved wife of Mervin Prosko was taken suddenly in a fatal accident on May 22/10, 4 miles south of Parkerview. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Audrey. She was the eldest of 3 children born to Albert and Marie Heslip. She was born in Melville on June 14, 1941, where she was raised and helped on the family farm until they moved to Rose Valley, Sk. Being a very capable student, she completed Grade 12 and moved on to work at many various jobs through her life. She met and married Mervin Prosko on November 21, 1960. They lived in a few rural towns in Saskatchewan and later settled with their family in Flin Flon, MB. Later moving to Yorkton then to farm and enjoy country living, then back to Yorkton where they planned to retire. She was always very active in her life, from being a pitcher on a softball team, to being in a curling league when she was younger, to camping and fishing trips with the family to later turning to many different crafts of which she most enjoyed crocheting afghans (at least 1 each winter!) She always loved trying new things and nothing ever intimidated her - she always put her all into anything she did and she succeeded at everything she put her mind to. But she would always put her work aside to have a coffee with family or friends, whether over the phone or at the kitchen table. She always made time for the people she cared for. She maintained a full garden every year. She loved to cook and bake and no one ever went away hungry and there was always a care package going home with you. She was always willing to help when needed. Her family was always her main focus, making sure we were always safe and secure - there was no doubt in her love for her family - they were always first in mind, no matter what she was doing or planning. She was our courage, our strength and our hope and she was always there for support when ever needed. Valerie leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Mervin: her children Leslie (Flin Flon, MB), Grant (Saltcoats, SK) Jocelyn and Greg (Regina, SK) along with 5 grandchildren, Amanda, Jessica, Dylan, Aaron & Joshua, her brother Ed and wife Bev Heslip (Prince George, BC) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral Service was held on Friday, May 28th, at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Steve Rosluk officiating. The organist, Amanda Buhler led in the singing of the hymns. Darlene Daum paid tribute with a poem. A poem, Miss Me - But Let Me Go was recited by Pastor Steve. The cremation interment will take place at a later date.

PUCHALA - Lucas. The Puchala and Cross families, the community, and the church have suffered a great loss in the sudden death of Lucas Puchala who was tragically taken from us on Friday June 12, 2009, in Yorkton, Sask. Lucas William Puchala was born on November 10, 1992 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre in Yorkton, Sask. Lucas attended St. Alphonsus School from Kindergarten to Grade 8 and was presently in Grade eleven at the Yorkton Regional High School. Though his life was short, Lucas enjoyed and embraced every moment of every day. Never one to back down from a challenge, Lucas showed his fearlessness through every scratch, bruise and many smiles. In addition to his outgoing and adventurous character, Lucas had many talents and abilities ranging across many different areas. Whether it was solving a math equation, painting a picture, or engaging in anything that caught his interest (which apparently wasn't English class), he always did so with great determination and success. Although he excelled in many areas, Lucas' greatest passion was hockey which was evident from the first time he put on a pair of skates at age four. Once he let go of his parents' hands, the ice became his second home in the backyard. Shortly after, Lucas enrolled in hockey which he continued throughout his entire life. He played on numerous AA travelling teams, as well as provincial Zone teams where he consistently demonstrated his tremendous abilities. He was a natural athlete in all sports that he attempted from baseball, to soccer, and, to his most recent passion, golfing. When the skates came off in the winter, the clubs came out in the spring. He could give Happy Gilmore a run for his money when on the golf course. Perhaps one of Lucas' greatest qualities was his loving and caring nature. A testament to Lucas's good heart was his many and diverse friends who were very important to him. Lucas was a true friend whether it be giving a ride, offering an ear to listen, or sharing a good laugh. Lucas touched the lives of so many. He will remain with all who cared about him and whom he shared his life. Lucas's life and memories were shared by two families. His parents: Leonard Puchala and Leanne Cross; his step-parents: Cindy Smith and Dan Cross; his siblings: Chassidy (Dawson), Britney (Cale), Chelsey, Jordyn, and Cody; his grandparents: Victor and Vickie Puchala, Doreen Pohorelic (Bernie), Marie and Joe Taschuk, Hilda Walsh (Stan) and Ella Smith; godparents: Karen and Pat Wyonzek; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Lucas was predeceased by his grandfathers George Pohorelic and Jim Smith. Prayers were held on The Puchala and Cross families, the community, and the church have suffered a great loss in the sudden death of Lucas Puchala who was tragically taken from us on Friday June 12, 2009, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Lucas William Puchala was born on November 10, 1992 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Lucas attended St. Alphonsus School from Kindergarten to Grade 8 and was presently in Grade eleven at the Yorkton Regional High School. Though his life was short, Lucas enjoyed and embraced every moment of every day. Never one to back down from a challenge, Lucas showed his fearlessness through every scratch, bruise and many smiles. In addition to his outgoing and adventurous character, Lucas had many talents and abilities ranging across many different areas. Whether it was solving a math equation, painting a picture, or engaging in anything that caught his interest (which apparently wasn't English class), he always did so with great determination and success. Although he excelled in many areas, Lucas' greatest passion was hockey which was evident from the first time he put on a pair of skates at age four. Once he let go of his parents' hands, the ice became his second home in the backyard. Shortly after, Lucas enrolled in hockey which he continued throughout his entire life. He played on numerous AA travelling teams, as well as provincial Zone teams where he consistently demonstrated his tremendous abilities. He was a natural athlete in all sports that he attempted from baseball, to soccer, and, to his most recent passion, golfing. When the skates came off in the winter, the clubs came out in the spring. He could give Happy Gilmore a run for his money when on the golf course. Perhaps one of Lucas' greatest qualities was his loving and caring nature. A testament to Lucas's good heart was his many and diverse friends who were very important to him. Lucas was a true friend whether it be giving a ride, offering an ear to listen, or sharing a good laugh. Lucas touched the lives of so many. He will remain with all who cared about him and whom he shared his life. Lucas's life and memories were shared by two families. His parents: Leonard Puchala and Leanne Cross; his step-parents: Cindy Smith and Dan Cross; his siblings: Chassidy (Dawson), Britney (Cale), Chelsey, Jordyn, and Cody; his grandparents: Victor and Vickie Puchala, Doreen Pohorelic (Bernie), Marie and Joe Taschuk, Hilda Walsh (Stan) and Ella Smith; godparents: Karen and Pat Wyonzek; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Lucas was predeceased by his grandfathers George Pohorelic and Jim Smith. Prayers were held on Wednesday, June 17th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. The Holy Rosary led by members of the Knights of Columbus preceded. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, June 18th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Ray Lukie, as the Celebrant. The cross bearer was Tannum Wyonzek and the epistle reader was Cindy Smith. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita and members of St. Mary's Parish Choir. Members of Yorkton Midget AA Terriers Hockey Team served as honorary casket Bearers. Tarrington Wyonzek, Dawson Carruthers, Cale Wegner, Leyden Ruf, Todd Thorsness and Chad Krochak served as the casket bearers. Reflections of Lucas' life were conveyed by Dan Cross. Chassidy Puchala shared words of tribute and Cindy Smith extended words of appreciation on behalf of the families. The interment took place in the Garden of Memories at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

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RATUSHNIAK - Joseph Carl, beloved husband of Helen Ratushniak of Yorkton, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 76 years of age. Joseph Carl Ratushniak, affectionately known as 'little Joe' was born on March 28, 1926 on the family farm in the Canora district of Saskatchewan; a son of John and Mary Ratushniak. In 1945 he became a member of the Canadian Infantry Corps. He was united in marriage to Helen Wolkowski in 1951 at Canora. Following their marriage the couple established a home in Yorkton. Joe and Helen were blessed with three children; Blair, Carol and Sandra. Joe worked for a number of years as a mechanic and then as an agent for Shell Canada. He enjoyed his love for cars, working as a mechanic and car salesman until his retirement. Joe was a very avid sportsman, enjoying golf in the summer and curling in the winter. He was a great spectator for hockey and his grandchildren's many activities. He enjoyed an exciting game of cards, lending a generous helping hand, and possessed a good sense of humor. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus. Joe leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Helen; son Blair Ratushniak of Otthon, his wife Sheila and their children Devin and Teegan; daughter Carol Prosser of Cold Lake AB, her husband Mark and their children Steven, Sean and Carol's daughter Janine of Calgary; daughter Sandra McKenzie of Regina, her husband Craig and children Adam, Alex and Brooke; his brothers, Tom (Kay) Ray of Burnaby, BC, Orest (Pauline) Ratushniak of Winnipeg and sister Olga Krywetski of Flin Flon. Joe was predeceased by his parents Mary & John Ratushniak, brothers Mitchel and Sam, and by sisters Rosie Blahitka and Nellie Bodnarchuk. Prayer services were held on Friday evening, June 7, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda officiating. The eulogy was given by Nestor Trach. A rosary service, led by members of the Knights of Columbus preceded the prayers. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, June 8, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Father Bayda as celebrant. The Cantor, Ed Pindus and members of the parish choir led in the singing of the responses. Jim Chabun was the epistle-reader and the crossbearer was Adam McKenzie. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemene at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Shawn Ratushniak, Dave Henlisia, Trent Kohan, Les Tratch, Lindsay Wolkowski and Colby Wolkowski serving as the casketbearers.

REINE - Lillian Evelyn Reine, resident of Anderson Lodge in Yorkton passed away on Friday, June 23, 2000. She was 89 years and 22 days of age. Lillian Evelyn Reine was born on June 1, 1911 at Norquay, SK. She was raised on the family farm near Norquay and received her education at Grantsburg School. After taking her high school at Norquay, she attended the Regina Normal School for her teacher training. She taught in many places. In June of 1936, she was married to Norten Reine of Weyburn. The couple resided on the family farm near Weyburn and from September of 1939 to June of 1941 Lillian taught in the Minton area. In June of 1941 the couple moved to Norquay, where they built a home on an acreage. Lillian taught the primary grades there. From 1957 to 1968 she taught in the Kindersley School Unit. For six years she served as principal of LaPorte School and taught the primary class. In 1968 the couple moved back to their home in Norquay, where Lillian taught a grade one class until her retirement in June of 1971. they continued to reside in Norquay until 1974 when they moved to Yorkton. Music was always an important part of Lillian's life. From an early age she served as church organist and pianist. She accompanied choirs as well as soloists and singing groups. Lillian grew up in the Lutheran Church where she served as organist for several years. After her marriage, she and Norten were active members in the Covenant Church at Weyburn and later at Norquay. After moving to Yorkton they transferred their membership to the Church of the Nazarene. In April of this year Lillian was hospitalized, later entering the Yorkton and District Nursing Home before being transferred to the Anderson Lodge earlier this month. Predeceased by her loving husband Norten on December 21, 1982; a daughter in infancy; her father Engvald in 1945; her mother Annie in 1949; four brothers, Knudt in 1965, Theodore in 1957, Arthur in 1978 and Irvin in 1987; four sisters, Ida Johnson in 1949, Ella Anderson in 1976, Sena Ryan in 1975 and Myrtle Adie in 1984. She is survived by a sister Ethel Larson of Sturgis, a brother Melvin Reine of Norquay and a sister-in-law Cecelia and her husband Norman Johnsrude of Weyburn; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 27 from the Church of the Nazarene in Yorkton. Pastor Richard Gibson officiated. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Lyle and Allan Reine, Robert Knutson, Cory Larson, Harold Johnsrude and David Larson serving as the casket bearers.

RIESZ - Olga (nee Reimann), long time resident of Yorkton, the widow of the late Anton Riesz, passed away peacefully in the Burnaby General Hospital, Burnaby BC on March 24, 2003 after a short illness. She was born in the Babiak district of Poland on December 26, 1907 the daughter of August and Louisa (Hirschkorn) Reimann. As a young woman she and her girlfriend decided to immigrate to Canada. They were passengers on the Holland American Lines ship 'New Amsterdam' that left Danzig, Poland on May 23, 1930 and arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 8th. She arrived in Yorkton just as the Great Depression was starting. She began working on a farm in the Orcadia area. After a year she moved into Yorkton acquiring work as a housekeeper. Olga met Anton and soon after married on June 21, 1933 by Pastor Leinweber at the Lutheran Parsonage located at 128 6th Ave. Olga and Anton were blessed with three children: Dorothea, Ray and Margaret. They lived in rented houses on Betts Ave. and First Ave. until they were able to buy a house on Gladstone Ave. in the spring of 1943. They remained in that house until September of 1985 when they moved to Victoria Court. Olga hated to leave her garden and neighbors behind. She soon got used to her new surroundings and loved her new neighbors and activities. Olga was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who did everything she could for her children. She loved people and serving people. Being an excellent cook, she would often invite guests to share a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Usually someone that was spending the holiday alone. She enjoyed traveling. She and Anton returned to Europe as well as traveled extensively throughout Canada and the USA visiting friends and relatives by way of train, airplane and car. They also took numerous bus excursions with the seniors. She loved the outdoors. She would look forward to trips in the countryside to look at the fields and wildlife or to the cabin at Good Spirit Lake She loved sports. Olga bowled regularly with the Golden Agers for many years. She was an avid fisherman. She could spend endless hours in a boat, fishing. She enjoyed watching all sports on TV. Throughout her life, Olga was a devout believer in God. She felt God's presence everywhere, especially in all churches, regardless of denomination. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Coming to Yorkton she joined the Luther League at St. Paul. After her marriage to Anton they became active members of St. Andrews United Church where all her children where baptized. The family returned to St. Paul Lutheran in 1943, where she remained a faithful member until her passing. She was predeceased by her loving husband Anton in 1999; parents, August and Louisa; her brother Edmund; sisters Emilie, Natalie, Bertha and Otilia; also half brothers Julius, Emil, and August. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, her children: Dorothea Fleisher of Southold, N.Y., Ray (Dorothy) Riesz of Yorkton, and Margaret (Dave) Mannings of South Burnaby, B.C.; her grandchildren: Beth (Chris) Claremont of Brooklyn, N.Y., Colleen (Tim) Balzer of Powell River, B.C., Cindy (John)) Bramhall of Kamloops, B.C., Robert (Terry) Riesz of Brandon, Man., Garry (Heather) Riesz of Edmonton, Alta.; eight great-grandchildren: Alasdhair and Benjamin Claremont, Genoa and Jordan Bramhall, Ethan and Konrad Balzer, Brittany Hawkins, and Alexander Riesz; as well as many nieces and nephews.

RIST - Helmut Daniel "Danny", beloved husband of Joyce of Yorkton, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 10, 2009 at his home in Yorkton. He was 69 years of age. Helmut Daniel Rist, or Danny as he was known to all, was born on April 26, 1940 at Inkcliff, Manitoba; a son of Daniel and Ena (nee Kunkel) Rist. He was raised in the Shellmouth district and received his education there. As a young man Danny helped on the home farm and worked for a time as a welder at the mine in Esterhazy. He eventually moved to Yorkton, and on April 26, 1975 was united in marriage to Joyce Babyck. Danny turned to trucking as a career and would become known and respected in the trucking business as an independent trucker. In 1990 health issues forced his retirement from the trucking industry and he began to take life just a little easier. Danny had a great love of music, especially old time country music, he was an avid guitar player and also enjoyed singing all the old tunes (Johnny Cash being his favorite artist). His love of outdoors was also evident, as camping became a favorite summer pastime. Danny also enjoyed socializing with his family and many friends, and greatly enjoyed the company of all those around him. Predeceased by his father Daniel and his mother Ena; and his son Kenneth in 1984. Danny leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory his wife Joyce; his children and grandchildren: Darcy (Debbie) of Yorkton and Jory, Jodin & Jerid; Tim (Laurie) of Roblin and Justin & Daniel; Kim (Tim) Lozinski of Fenwood and Cheryl & Michael; Candy (James) Kisielewski of Tonkin and Aaron, Steven & Jacey; also one great granddaughter: Lillian; and a brother, Lawrence of Yorkton; as well as numerous other relatives and his many friends. Prayers were held on Wednesday evening, May 13, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. A service to celebrate Danny's life was held on Thursday, May 14, 2009 from the Family Centre with Rev. Des Klingspon of the Prairie Harvest Christian Life Centre officiating. Tribues to Danny were given by Kris Wyatt, Ron Skinner and son Darcy. George and Rodney Flunder sang two selections. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark with grandchildren Cheryl Lozinski, Jacey Kisielewski, Jerid Rist, Daniel Shullman and great granddaughter Lillian Zoltan-Lozinski serving as the honorary bearers and Michael Lozinski, Aaron Bencze, Steven Bencze, Jory Rist, Jodin Rist and Justin Shullman serving as the casketbearers.

ROBICHAUD - Alexander Gaspard, beloved son of Debra and Dan, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2009 following a tragic Car accident in Yorkton, SK. He was 17 years of age. Alex was born on September 11, 1991 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He came into this world with laughter and joy. He was welcomed by his parents, Dan and Deb, as well as his three older siblings, Jessica, Michael and Eliza. Alex had a unique personality from the moment he was born, which made our family complete. Alex was a happy child with many passions, including Thomas the Train, Batman, and Spiderman. He had a Batman costume that he wore morning, noon and night, and a lot of the time refused to respond to anything but "Batman". He loved to play outside for hours at Jackson Park, which was right in his backyard. Alex attended St. Paul's and St. Alphonsus' schools until Grade 6, when he began attending Columbia. He continued on to the Yorkton Regional High School and he was in Grade 11 at the time of his passing. Alex enjoyed many sports such as hockey, lacrosse, skateboarding, snowboarding, and volleyball. He became passionate about volleyball and excelled at the sport, playing for both the Raider and Bongo teams. He was looking forward to being a senior on the volleyball team in his final year of high school. In his short life, he travelled the province and beyond, received several awards for athletic and academic achievements, and made many friends along the way. Alex had an infectious laugh, a great sense of humour and an amazing smile. He loved his friends and family. His mantra was to always live life to the fullest, which he did. In his 17 years with us, he touched the hearts of many people. He was a son, a brother, an uncle, a cousin, a nephew, a grandson and a good friend. Alex leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his mother Debra - James; father Dan (Val); his sister: Jessica (Jeff) Ronn and their children Matthew and Danielle, his brother and sister ,Michael, Eliza all of Yorkton. His grandparents: Dosithe' and Carol Robichaud, Gerry and Margaret James; along with his uncles aunts, cousins and many friends. A Prayer Vigil Service was held on Thursday evening, June 18, 2009 from St. Gerards Roman Catholic Church Yorkton, Sk. with Deanna Pellatt and Rick Yaholnitsky as presiders. The reader was Jessica Ronn. The Vigil Hymns were: "You Are Near", Psalm 33 and "Something Which Is Known". The reflections of Alex' life were given by Tami Hall and Cathy Newans. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday afternoon, June 19, 2009 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Thomas Nguyen as Celebrant. Lorraine Lysak was the Pianist leading the Congregation and Choir in the Hymns. The readers were Christina Denysek and Linda Cowan with Alanna Yaremko serving as Crossbearer. Nathan Guy and Ryan Bernstrom were Altar servers. An Honour Gurard was formed by members of the Yorkton Regional Raiders Volleyball team and, Mike Robichaud, Jeff Ronn, Mason Denysek, Jaylen Stacheruk, Keenan Hall and Odysseas Tsagouris served as Casket Bearers. At the memoial luncheon reflections of Alex' life were given by: as Interment will take place at a later date. Alex will surely be missed, but his memories will be cherished and he will live on through us all. We will see you soon Alex.

RODYCH - Mike, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Sophie Rodych passed away peacefully and entered eternal life on Wednesday, June 6, 2001 surrounded by his family at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 85 years of age. Mike was born October 7, 1915 in the Beckenham district, the eldest of seven children, to Theodore Rodych and Mary Kerunsky. Mike remained at home and helped on the family farm. On November 5, 1944 Mike was united in marriage to Sophie Krywulak at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. This union was blessed with three children; two daughters and one son, Doreen (Emil Sereda) of Yorkton, Ted (Donna) Rodych of Medicine Hat AB; and Christine (Leon) Froess of Regina; ten grandchildren, Kevin (Tracy) Sereda of Regina, Kelly Sereda of Vancouver BC, Trent (Nicole) Sereda of Saskatoon, Kyle Sereda and fiance Angela Toews of Big River, Amanda Sereda of Saskatoon, Stefanie Rodych of Medicine Hat, Courtney, Candice, and Kendra Froess Regina and Kim Sereda who passed away in 1996, and two great-grandsons, Koby and Carson of Regina. Mike is also survived by a sister Julia Wlock of Yorkton and Bernie Rodych of Saskatoon and numerous nieces and nephews. He predeceased by his mom and dad; one brother, two sisters, one grandson, six brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law. Mike continued to farm until 1971 when he and Sophie moved to Yorkton. Here he commenced employment with Bill The Builder until his retirement in 1980. Mike was active at both Beckenham Church and Hall committees. He was a very devoted parishioner of St. Mary's Church, an active member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood and very active at St. Mary's Cultural Centre while his health permitted. Prayer services were held on Friday, June 8 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, St. Volodymyr Branch led in the praying of the rosary. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, June 9 at St. Mary's Church with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and members of St. Mary's Parish Choir. The epistle reader was Donna Rodych. Stefanie Rodych and Courtney Froess served as cross bearers. The candle bearers were Candice and Kendra Froess. Members of the U.C.B.C. participated in the services with Glen Tymiak bearing the UCB flag, Peter Gulka and John Solonenko serving as banner bearers and Ned Pisiak and Joe J. Ratushniak serving as the ushers. The honour guard was formed by Steve Hrynkiw, Mike Baran, Fred Pawliw, Mike Zawada, Ed McLashen, Wally Baluk, Harry Kozak and John Wytrykush. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Kevin Sereda, Kelly Sereda, Emil Sereda, Trent Sereda, Kyle Sereda, Amanda Sereda and Leon Froess serving as the casket bearers. Following a reception served at St. Mary's Cultural Centre, reflections and remembrances of Mike's life were conveyed by his children, Doreen Sereda, Ted Rodych and Chris Froess.

RUF - Arley Harriet Jean (nee Wolfe), resident of Yorkton, passed away peacefuly with her family at her side on Saturday, May 25, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre after a lengthy illness. She was 69 years of age. Arley Harriet Jean Ruf was born on November 2, 1932 at Yorkton, a daughter of Asta (nee Rosentrater) and Joseph Wolfe. Arley grew up on the family farm at York Lake. On July 4, 1951 she was united in marriage to Paul Ruf at Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Arley loved to cook, bake, and organize family gatherings. She enjoyed knitting for family and friends. She always opened her home to anyone who wanted to visit, especially the pastors and vicors from the church. She treasured the time spent with her children and grandchildren whom she phoned every day. Predeceased by her husband Paul on March 13, 2002, her parents, Joseph and Asta, and her brother Sydney Wolfe, she leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life three daughters, Shelley (Glen) Nodge, Wendy (Ron) Boychuk, Penny (Miles) Pearce; six grandchildren, David Nodge, Ryan, Bryan, Erin Boychuk, and Jennifer and Jo-Ann Pearce, all of Yorkton; a sister Sylvia Turner of Victoria BC; a brother Brenton (Shirley-Ann) Wolfe of Regina, as well as brothers & sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, good friends and neighbors. A service of comfort was held on Tuesday evening, may 28, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 from Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Daniel Moeller officiated. The organist, Verna Liebrecht, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Ryan and Bryan Boychuk, David Nodge, Logan Wolfe, Darrell Mirva and Ken Wolfe serving as the casketbearers.

RUSSELL - Christine (nee MacKenzie), age 91 years, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2008 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was born May 2, 1916 at Kessock, Sask; the eighth child of twelve born to Donald and Mary (MacLennan) MacKenzie. As a teenager she moved with her family to a farm near Rokeby, Sask. where she met her future husband. On October 30, 1937 Chris married Claude Russell. They were blessed with three sons and one daughter. Chris and Claude resided on the Russell family farm until 1969, at which time they retired to a home in Yorkton. Besides being a homemaker and raising four children, Chris participated in the activities of local community clubs (Rokeby Ladies Aid, Rokeby Community Club, and Westview United Church women's group.) Her favorite recreation was curling. She enjoyed the sport for many years. In her words "I never considered myself a very good curler, but we sure had a lot of fun". In her retirement Chris provided childcare for several families. It always pleased her years later to hear of her young charges and how they had grown up into responsible adults with families of their own. In the mid 1980's Claude and Chris moved to the Queen Elizabeth Court apartments where Chris resided until moving into the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in 2006. Chris was preceded in death by her husband Claude (1988), eldest son Grant (2004), and all her siblings. She is survived by her children: Gary (Elaine Kuprowski) of London, ON; Dean (Betty McDougall) of Rokeby; Lalah (Wayne Anton) of Shingleton, California; daughters-in-law: (Marlene Grieve and Joan Buckmaster), both of Moose Jaw; four sisters-in-law: Ellen MacKenzie, Alice MacKenzie, Marg Russell, and Ruby Haliburton; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Friday, April 11, 2008 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Doug Craig of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. Granddaughter Elaine Binner gave the eulogy, and granddaughter Shannon read a poem. Organist, Shani Apland led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Let There Be Peace on Earth', and 'Nearer My God To Thee'. Special music was provided by great grandson Braden Hager on violin. A family favorite song - Annie laurie was played as the recessional. Honorary bearers were Elaine (Randy) Binner, Shelley (Brad) Hager, Shannon (Matthew) Kneale, Mark (Patricia) Russell, Laurie (Larry) Anderson, Julie (Jeremy) Webb, Brian (Heidi) Russell, Blair (Adynea) Russell, and Stuart (Dora) Russell. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Stuart Russell serving as the urnbearer.

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SABADASH - Ada, of Yorkton, formerly of Kamsack, Saskatoon & Cudworth passed away March 7, 2010. She was 89 years of age. Ada was born on November 17th, 1920 in Cudworth, Saskatchewan to Peter and Mary (nee Baranitsky) Sabadash. Predeceased by her parents and her brothers; Steve, Fred, Peter and John, sisters; Anne, Lena and Mary in infancy, by brother-in-law Peter Kapacila and by sister-in-law Kay Sabadash. Ada was the last survivor of the eight Sabadash children. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Theresa Sabadash of Yorkton and Irene Sabadash of Saskatoon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. After leaving Cudworth, Ada spent many years working at the Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon. Upon her retirement Ada moved to Kamsack to live with brother Fred and sister Anne. During these years, Ada developed a love for fishing and she spent many hours out on Madge Lake with Fred and John, competing to catch the biggest fish. After Fred's death in 1997, Ada and Anne moved to Yorkton where she continued to reside until her death. Ada will always be remembered for the special care she gave to her sister Anne when Anne's health required her to enter the Yorkton Nursing Home. Ada would prepare homemade snacks and spend her days by Anne's bedside, keeping her company. She became very well known by the staff, for the love and compassion she always showed her sister. Ada loved to visit and while her health allowed it, she would make daily trips to the mall, share card games with her neighbors, have daily telephone conversations with Theresa and take in the Farmer's Market. Ada especially looked forward to family and friends spending time with her. She was proud of her brothers and sisters as well as each of her nieces and nephews and her apartment was filled with pictures of all their families. There was never a shortage of chocolate bars or goodies to be found at her house and she insisted on sending treats home with everyone who visited. In her spare time, Ada loved to crochet and it was always considered a prized possession when she sent a doyley home with you. Her work was extremely elaborate and required a patience that only Ada possessed. Ada was quick to acknowledge the hurt and struggles of others and she would openly share how she would pray for them. Ada was always grateful for that which God had blessed her with and was peacefully ushered into His presence in her sleep. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Thursday, March 11th at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Cudworth, Saskatchewan with Rev. Father Mykola Romanets as the Celebrant. The responses were led by cantor, Bill Cherneski. The sacristan was Morris Stachniak and the cross bearer was Wally Kriger. The interment took place at Holy Transfiguration Parish Cemetery, Cudworth with Larry Sabadash, Roman Sabadash, Rick Sabadash and Adrian Sikorsky serving as the casket bearers.

SAGEN - Catherine (nee Doda) was born on October 9th, 1919 at Czerwonla Wola, Poland. Her family migrated to Canada in 1929 when she was nine years old. Her parents Jacob and Mary Doda settled in Kipling, Saskatchewan with their family. Catherine, better known as Kay by her friends and family, was the oldest of 5 children and was the only girl. Kay went to school in Kipling. She loved school and with the help of young English friends she mastered the English language without a trace of a Polish accent. After leaving school at the age of 15, Kay went to work for several families in Kipling, Brandon and Yorkton. While working in Yorkton she met Steve Kreba, whom she married in 1939. After a struggle to get started they took over the Kreba family farm in the Armstrong district in 1953. They raised three sons, David, Gerald and Kenneth. Kay became an expert seamstress and made many garments for her friends and family. Her generous spirit was well known in the community. Her home became a favourite coffee stop in the neighbourhood, well known for her donuts, cinnamon buns and pies. She could even produce a fine meal in minutes when friends dropped in. Kay also spent many happy hours gardening. After a lengthy illness Steve died in 1973. Soon after, Kay sold the family farm and moved to Yorkton. Kay married Andrew Sagen on June sixteenth, 1984 and moved to his farm in the Kenaston district. She was happy to be back on the farm, and again enjoyed a large garden. She and Andrew decided to sell the farm and move to Yorkton in 1992. She lived in and loved her home until her life was cut short by an accident. She died quietly in the Yorkton Hospital early Sunday, October 4, 2008, with family at her side. She was just 5 days short of 89 years of life. Her sons loved her and often teased her that they were her "favorite." Her grand children really loved her because she had a natural talent for making them feel good about themselves. Her daughters-in law were very special to her because as she said, "I never had a daughter of my own." Recently, her favourite thing to do was to go for car rides with Andrew, especially if she could see lots of trees. Kay had a love for the Bible and became baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in September 1974. She served her God Jehovah until her death. She strongly believed in the resurrection and looked forward to seeing family and friends again in an earthly paradise . Kay will be missed particularly by her husband, Andrew Sagen, her three sons and their wives, David (Deborah) of Windsor Ont., Gerald (Irene) of Yorkton, and Ken (Lisa) of Regina, her three grandchildren, David Jacob (Prudy) Kreba of Jacksonville, Florida, Andrea (Glen) Kohut of Regina, Carmen (Tyler) Wallace of Regina, her great grandchildren Skye, Tiffany & Jimmy of Florida, and her brothers, Daniel (June) of Lloydminster and Lawrence (Ann) of Sudbury, Ont. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium. The memorial service was held on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with Mr. Mel Keeble officiating. The interment preceeded the service in the Garden of at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

SAWKA - John, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Marie Sawka entered eternal life on May 22, 2009 at the age of 96 years. John was born on December 8, 1912 in the Preeceville area, a son to Wasyl and Mary (Nazar) Sawka. John was united in marriage to Marie Chalupiak and the couple began farming in the Preeceville district until 1966. Upon moving to Yorkton he worked in the carpentry / construction industry until retiring in 1978. He was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church and an active member of the New Horizon's Senior Centre. He had a passion for game playing, particularly cards and pool. He enjoyed going on sight-seeing tours. In recent months, John was content to reside in the Yorkton District Nursing Home where he touched the hearts of staff and residents. Predeceased by his parents; his brothers Paul, Steve, Mike and Clarence and his sister Pauline; John leaves to cherish his memory his wife Marie; daughters Elizabeth "Betty" Burke of Huntington Beach, California andCarroll (Robert) Naphin of Regina; grandchildren and great grandchildren Dave (Tavia) Burke, Jacob, Kayleigh and Jenna, Ray Burke, Sarah and Ashley, Ryan (Lisa) Burke, Alexandra and James, Jill (Brad) Zdunich, Logan and Janae, Joseph (Anna) Naphin and Jude; a sister Stetchy McLeod and nieces and nephews. John will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Prayers were held on Thursday, May 28th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. The rosary led by St. Mary's parishioners preceded. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, May 29th at. St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov, as the Celebrant . The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & parish choir members. The cross bearers were Elizabeth "Betty" Burke and Carroll Naphin and the epistle reader was Elizabeth "Betty" Burke. Sacristan, Walter Prystai served at the Altar. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with R. J. David Burke, Joseph Naphin, Brad Zdunich, James Sawka, Terry Chalupiak and Darwin Chalupiak serving as the casket bearers. A memorial reception followed where numerous family members conveyed tributes of their loved one.

SCHMIDT - Norman Kenneth. It is with great sadness the beloved wife and family of Norman Kenneth Schmidt announces his passing on November 10, 2005 at the age of 71, while at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Norm was born and raised on the farm near Neudorf, SK on January 5, 1934. Baptized and Confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He was the youngest son of Henry and Katherine (nee Schinbein) Schmidt. He attended Baber School, completing grade 8, while helping his parents on the farm until 1951 when he moved to Melville, SK and began working for Center Meat Market from 1952 to 1953. He then moved to Yorkton, SK and was employed at various jobs until 1956, when he began working for the Canadian National Railway. In 1960 he joined the Yorkton Fire Department. It was during his five years with them, that he met Janet Rose Ronvel. They were married on October 10, 1964 in Englefeld, Sk at the Holy Guardian Angel Church. In 1966 they moved to Ontario and Norm spent four years at Dehavilland Air Craft. He then worked at Kodak Canada until he retired. In 1987 Norm and Janet moved to Medicine Hat, ALTA, where he took on a part time job at the Medicine Hat News. In 1991 they relocated to Yorkton, SK and he drove taxi for a few years. Norm was an active member at St. Paul Lutheran Church until the beginning of his illness which prevented him from attending services, but he always kept in close contact with the Pastor. He was also a member with the Yorkton Lion's Club from 1991 to 2000. One of his favorite past times was getting together with the guys on Friday nights for beef on a bun and shooting a game of pool at the Legion Hall. Once illness forced him to stay at home he found a new ways to occupy himself. He took up babysitting the neighbors dog, 'Pepper', whom he became very fond of. They were the best of friends. What ever Norm did or where ever he went Pepper was always be his side. Whether it be watching television or taking a nap. Norm was predeceased by his parents, older twin sisters and an older brother. Father-in-law, Athanase Ronvel. Mother-in-law, Katherine (nee Prokopetz) (Ronvel) Dmitsyk. Brother's-in-law, Joseph Bender, Lawrence Miller, Arthur Ronvel, Bruce Lennox, and John Romanuik. Sister-in-law Ann Romanuik. He will be sadly missed and his memories cherished by his beloved wife Janet, of 41 years, sister's Eleanor Bender, Eileen Miller, and Ruth(Ernie) Hoehn. Brother-in-law Jean (Betty) Ronvel, sister's-in-law, Eileen (Matt) Steiner, Alice Lennox. As well as numerous nieces and nephews, family members, friends and Pepper. The family would like to thank those of you who graciously volunteered their time in assisting Norm to Regina for his Dialysis treatments. We would also like to thank the staff at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. A servie of comfort for family and friends was held on Friday evening, November 18, 2005 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton. Pastor Fred Schneider was the presider as well as singing the song 'Tell Me Lord'. Carla Laycock was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns: 'Beyond The Sunset' and 'Sweet Bye And Bye'. The Funeral service was held on Saturday afternoon, November 19, 2005 from St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. The organist was Carla Laycock with 'Amazing Grace' sung by Norm Graf. The reflections of Norman's life wre given by Dale Bender. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Perry Fagrie and Kelly Beblow serving as urn bearers.

SCHRADER - Edwin. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Edwin Schrader who passed away December 18, 2009 with his loving wife by his side, six months short of their 50th wedding anniversary. Ed was born on July 14th, 1926 to Adolph and Magdalena Schrader (nee Fink) the youngest of three children. He was raised on the family farm in the Jarsolaw school district, where he resided and farmed until the time of his passing. In 1960 he met and married the love of his life, Elsie Teskey and their union was blessed with four children. He worked various places in his life including Border Motors, City Dairy, the Orcadia Radar Base and the Yorkton Union Hospital where he had been a Stationary Engineer. It was at the hospital that he became extremely involved with unions and held various positions with CUPE both locally and provincially. He also held the position of R.M. counselor for many years. Ed was a kind and generous man who would do anything for anybody, even if that meant giving them the shirt off his back. He had a quick wit and a great sense of humour. Ed loved his family deeply and was always there to help. His other great love was animals and he could never leave a stray on the side of the road. He is predeceased by his parents and granddaughter Janet Daniels. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Elsie, daughters Brenda (Doug) Palmer and her children, Heather Daniels and Adam Daniels; Glenda (Bruce) Edmunds and their children, Amy (Landon) Heihs, Kimberley (Kevin) and Leigh (Jon); Sandra (Marcel) Lesko and their children Kaylen (Nathan) and Joel; son Fred (Sharla) and their children Ashley and Haley; as well a very special friend, who was like a son to him, Michael Karpinski; his sisters Meta Knodel and Pearl Rennie, many sister in-laws and brother in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and also, his furry friends Sheeba, Tinker and Molly. The Funeral service was held on Monday afternoon, January 4, 2010 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Ray Lukie officiating. The responses were sung by Ed Pindus. "In The Garden" and "Light In My Life" (Johner Brothers) were the special music selections. Sandra Lesko, Edwin's daughter, gave the reflections and remembrances of his life. The interment followed in the Garden of , Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Edwin's son Fred and nephew Michael Karpinski serving as Urn Bearers.

SCHUTZ - Anna Maria "Ann" (nee Schappert) died peacefully at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on Friday, May 24, 2002, just 3 days short of her 83rd birthday, following a short battle with Alzheimers Disease. She was born May 27, 1919 in the Rothbury dfistrict of Saskatchewan to Phillip and Katherine (nee Meyer) Schappert, one of eight children. In November, 1938 she married Ludwig Schutz; the couple farmed in the Rothbury district and during this time their three children were born. In 1952 they moved into Yorkton where they owned and operated a boarding house. Some of her fondest moments centered around feeding and caring for both her own and 'extended' family. As her own children grew, married and gave her grandchildren, Ann devoted her time and love to her ever expanding family. Family gatherings were a very important part of her life. Ann worked for a short time in the cafeteria at the CO-OP. She spent many hours as a member of the CO-OP Guild. She was active in her church and enjoyed singing in the choir. Camping and fishing with family members; travelling to the mountains and many other destinations were favorite activities. Following the death of Ludwig in April of 1982, Ann continued to care for herself and maintain her home for several years. She had resided in an apartment and a private care home before becoming a permanent resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in July of 2000. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents (Mom in 1977, Dad in 1979), brother Albert Schappert in 1981, and by a sister, Minnie Laidlaw in 1997. She will be lovingly remembered by her two sons and one daughter; Lyle (Marlene) of Yorkton, Ken (Edna) of Regina and Jackie (Marv) Goertz of Victoria BC; grandchildren, Scott of Regina, Derek of Saskatoon, Michael (Suzanne) of Kelowna BC, Mark of Edmonton, and Loren (Lori) Goertz of Regina; great grandchildren Samantha and Danny Goertz of Regina; brothers George (Phyllis) Schappert of Churchbridge, Rudy Schappert of Lacombe AB; sisters Laura Rathgeber of Churchbridge, Elizabeth Rathgeber of Yorkton, Noreen (Norbert) Schaan of Regina, numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 from Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Daniel Moeller officiating. The organist, Verna Liebrecht led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'What A Friend We Have in Jesus', 'How Great thou Art' and 'beautiful Saviour'. The organ recessional was 'I Know That My Redeemer Lives'. The interment followed in the family plot in the Garden of at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Scott, Michael, Derek and Mark Schutz, Neil Rathgeber and Randy Schappert serving as the casketbearers.

SCHWAB - John Henry, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2001. He was 81 years of age. John Henry Schwab was born on May 10, 1919, at Runnymede, Sask. to Jacob and Elizabeth (nee Pfeifer) Schwab. He was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church in Runnymede. Henry, as he was known to everyone, attended Runnymede School and worked on the family farm. In 1942 Henry was enlisted and served in the army for three years before his discharge in July of 1945. He began working at bush camps in Ontario and later started working in construction with various companies in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Alberta. After he retired Henry moved to Yorkton where he spent a lot of time at the drop in centre and the New Horizon Seniors Club. He enjoyed playing cribbage and rummy. With failing health, Henry entered the Alzheimers Unit at the Yorkton District Nursing Home in June of 2000 where he lived until his passing. Henry was known as a kind and gentle person and his company was enjoyed by many. He will be missed and lovingly remembered. He was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Elizabeth Schwab, his sister Esther Mackay, two brothers, David and Richard, and two brothers-in-law, Fritz Welke and John Leis. Left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his four sisters: Millie Welke of Langenburg, SK, Mary Leis of Kamsack, Rosie Liebrecht of Yorkton, and Elsie (Elmer) Mehling of Yorkton; one brother, Manuel (Lorraine) Schwab of Fort BC; two sisters-in-law, Ann Schwab of Kamsack and Helen Schwab of Penticton BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, April 30, 2001 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Daryl Woods of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark with Doug Scott, Trent Leis, Keith Mehling, Al Mehling, Rob Mehling and Sean Mehling serving as the casketbearers.

SECUNDIAK - Dan, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Angie Secundiak passed away suddenly on Monday, June 17, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 53 years of age. Daniel Emil Secundiak was born at Canora, Saskatchewan on October 27, 1948 to Emil and Olga (nee Kuzik) Secundiak. He was raised in Stenen and received his education in Stenen and Sturgis Composite High School, graduating in 1966. Dan's passion and love for sports started at a young age. At the age of three, he was playing hockey in the back alley in his older brother's hockey equipment. At age eleven, he started playing Senior ball with the Stenen Baseball Club which was ultimately inducted in the Sask. Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995. He attended the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Camp, Brandon Wheat Kings Hockey Club, Regina Pats, Saskatoon Blades and Melville Millionaires Hockey Camps. In 1968 he started working at the Bank of Montreal with his first posting being in Weyburn. Here he joined the Weyburn Canadians Fastball Club. The club's goal was to become champs. They attained that goal and in 1972 became the Canadian Fastball Champions. The press affectionately dubbed the pitcher, Pete Landers and Dan, "Jake & the kid". A few years later the team was inducted in the Sask. Sports Hall of Fame. His transfers brought him to Saskatoon and the start of his "Professional Fastball Career", first with the Saskatoon Jacks and then the Winnipeg Colonels. Although he was an all-round sportsman, playing hockey and curling in the winter, baseball and fastball, or both at the same time in the summer. It wasn't until 1977, he got serious about golf. He claimed the trophy at numerous tournaments and the ultimate on June 1st, 2002, a hole in one on no. 16 at Deer Park Golf Course. He played Rec Hockey, his main team being the Yorkton Old Relics, a great group of guys whose friendship and camaraderie he held close to his heart. Whenever time permitted Dan enjoyed going camping and fishing. Dan married Angie (nee Dranchuk) on September 1, 1973, his high school sweetheart, life long friend and soul mate. Together they achieved life's ultimate goal, two children, who were Dan's pride and joy. He supported them in everything they did and pushed them to be the best they could be, guiding them to accept success and defeat with humility and dignity. The full circle of life came with the birth of his granddaughters. He loved being a gido and looked forward to teaching them the same values in life that he thought his children. Dan is survived by his wife, Angie; daughter Catherine and her partner Chris Crellin and their children Andrea and Jessica; son Trevor; brother Merv and his wife Sharon and their children, Brad & Carrie and Blair & Charlene; brothers-in-law, George (Adeline) Dranchuk, Peter (Eleanore) Dranchuk, Eugene (Marge) Dranchuk; sisters-in-law Helen Chapman and Lillian Toporowski; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Emil on October 1, 1988 and his mother Olga on September 30, 1998. Dan's untimely passing leaves an emptiness in everyone's life especially his family, but he has left us with cherished memories that will be with us forever. Prayer services were held on Thursday, June 20th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, June 21st at St. Mary's Church with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. Lorne Sakundiak served as crossbearer and epistle reader. The ushers were Ivan Sakundiak and Peter Ostafichuk. Members of the Yorkton Old Relics served as honourary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Kevin Lubiniecki, Terry Struthers, Ivan Richards, Gerry Gromnisky, Dale Skibinsky and Dwight McMillan serving as the casket bearers. Memorials in Dan's name may be made to the Dan Secundiak Junior Golf Memorial Fund or the Heart & Stroke Foundation as gifts of remembrance.

SEIFERLING - Minnie (nee Lennie) of Yorkton, Sask., passed away December 1, 2000, at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following failing health. She was 85 years 9 months and 14 days of age. Minnie was born on February 4, 1915 at Francis, Sask. She was the second of four cnildren born to Joseph and Margaret (nee Robertson) Lennie. Minnie's mother passed away when Minnie was about seven years old. She, her brother and sisters were split up to live with foster parents. On February 21, 1935 at Sedley, Sask., Minnie was united in marriage to Andy Seiferling. They were a farming family and raised seven children, eventually moving to Yorkton in 1959 and made their residence on First Avenue. Andy died in January 2000. Minnie leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her loving family: a son Ed Seiferling and Candyce Steinmann of Langley, B.C.; daughters Theresa and Rae Bennett of Lethbridge, Alta., Juanita and Harold Heembrock of Dubuc, Sask., Paula Switzer of Penticton, B.C., Carol and Don Harrison of Kelowna, B.C., Penny Smith and Don Sachs of Saskatoon, Sask. Debbie Yelle and Norm Leib of Calgary, Alta.; her grandchildren, Nadine, Erin and Jamie (Bennett), Louise, Wayne, Denise, Gordon, Natalie, Karin (Heembrock), Lonnie Rumack, Shawn, Leah (Harrison), Leilani, Chad (Smith), Kristin, Daina, and Victoria (Yelle); also 18 great-grandchildren and a sister Pearl Gerry of Saskatoon, Sask. She was predeceased by her parents; husband Andy; a son Paul in 1952; a great grandson Justin in 1994; her sister Florence Reeves in 1994 and a brother Tom in 1992. Minnie's family would like to express special thanks to Cindy Gottschall, John and Ann Pasishnik, Leah Brown, Clara Bast, Theresa Molnar, John and Teresa Ruzycki for their help and devotion. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, December 5, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton, with Deacon Urban Kiernan of St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton. The song "Road To The Isle" was played by piper Leo Nijssen. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Louise Heembrock serving as urn bearer.

SEWELL - Charles Samuel Edward "Chuck". On Thursday, December 28, 2000 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre a much loved husband, father and grandfather Charles Sewell passed away at the age of 81 years. Charles was born on June 17, 1919, to John and Lillian (Nee Bourassa) Sewell on the homestead close to LaFleche, Sask. Charles, or Chuck as he was known to all, grew up and took his schooling in LaFleche, walking back and forth each day. As he grew older he began working for other farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. In 1940 at the age of 21 years Chuck joined the army and later transferred to the airforce. He trained as an aero-engine mechanic at St. Thomas, Ontario, then in 1942 he took his first posting to #11 Service Flight Training School where he worked as an aero-mechanic. In 1943 he met Elsie Amelia Bowles whom he married on April 11, 1944. In December of 1944 they moved to Carberry, Manitoba. Their first child Beverley June was born in 1945 in Brandon, Manitoba. At the end of the war he took his R.C.A.F. discharge and moved his family to Yorkton. He worked as a mechanic in a garage until he opened his own business in 1947 on the old Highway 10, now Highway 52 west of Yorkton opposite Deer Park Golf Course. It was known a Chuck's Day and Night Service. 1947 was a busy year for Chuck as his only son James Edward was born in August. Chuck continued to work day and night for the next 17 years, but was able to take time to bring another daughter Gaylene Marie into this world in 1953. As if that wasn't enough work hours, Chuck opened the first drive-in restaurant in Yorkton with a dance hall in the back. Chuck loved to work hard and play hard. Everywhere he was known for his quick wit, ready smile and generous heart. After closing down the garage he moved across town to open an auto sales lot to work less hours and continued building his family. In 1960 Chuck added to his family another daughter Lorna Lynne. In 1965 he added the final chapter of his and Elsie's family, Dara Anne. Around that time Chuck changed careers and began working as a travelling salesman for York Auto Supply. During these years he became actively involved with the Elk's Lodge, the Royal Canadian Legion, A.C.T., U.C.T. and of course his great passion for bowling. Raising a family and working filled Chuck's life until 1975 when his youngest child left home and he could finally retire. He filled his retirement years like he had filled his life with work and play. His gardens wre beautiful and bountiful and he enjoyed many hours outside at the lake and in town. Chuck will be sadly missed and leaves with cherished memories his dear wife of 57 years Elsie, his son Jim and his wife Gail of White City and their children Tanya (Andrew), Jennifer and Chad; his daughters Bev and her husband Bill Buyar of Moose Jaw and their chilldren Rebecca and Adam; Gaylene and her husband Lyle Knutson of Elbow, Sask. and their children Kris, Carley (Curtis) and their son Jackson; Lorna and her husband Clint McColman and their daughter Sarah; Dara and her husband Ken Zumstien of Moose Jaw and their daughter Shayla. Chuck was predeceased by his parent and brothers and sister Albert, George, Marion, Loretta, Richard and Robert. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 2, 2001, from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton with Rev. Daryl Woods of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. Shani Apland was the organist leading the congregation in the hymns How Great Thou Art and In the Garden. As well Shani accompanied soloist Lorna McColman, Chuck's daughter, in the singing of Psalm 91 and Softly And Tenderly. Reflections and remembrances of Chuck's life were given by daughters Gaylene Knutson and Dara Zumstien. The Legion Burial Rite was conducted by members of the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Ross Branch #77. The Padre was Rev. Ed McManus, Sergeant-At-Arms was Mike Bidnock with Fred Fenske, Art Alstad, Andy Juba and Nick Koshman serving as Colour Party. The Royal Canadian Legion and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge #392 and the Order of the Royal Purple served as Honour Guards. John and Non Milne were urn bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

SEWELL - Elsie Amelia (nee Bowles), wife of the late Chuck Sewell of Moose Jaw, formerly of Yorkton, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2002 home in Moose Jaw. Elsie Amelia Sewell was born on June 23, 1920 at Viking, Alberta to Henry and Ethel (nee Mackey) Bowles. Elsie grew up on the family farm near Viking. As a young woman she was known as a quiet and dependable worker. She worked at various jobs in the district until she enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force. She was stationed at Yorkton where she met and fell in love with her husband Charles Sewell. Elsie was united in marriage to Charles Sewell on April 11, 1944. The couple lived in Carberry, Manitoba for a few years before returning to Yorkton, where they lived for 56 years. Elsie was a dedicated member of the Yorkton Order Of the Royal Purple. Elsie contributed greatly to the community through volunteering her time. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church and ensured all her children attended Sunday school. She enjoyed her bowling league, her bridge club and sharing other social activities with her husband, Chuck, their favourite of which was dancing. Elsie was very creative and enjoyed drawing and writing. She fed her creative mind through reading anything that brought her closer to world events and other real-life stories. She held strong to her beliefs and her principles. Elsie had a very competitive nature. She loved to play cards and games that required her to use her mind and challenge her skills. But be careful if you beat her too many times! Elsie was very focused on whatever she was doing and knew the "right" way to do things. She loved watching sports, and knew everything about them. Her favourite was baseball. If you wanted to know who was traded, where and when, just ask Elsie! However, Elsie's greatest pride and passion was her children. Their happiness was her happiness. Following her husband Chuck's death Elsie moved to Moose Jaw to be closer to her children. She lived there until her passing on Sunday, November 3, 2002 at her suite at the Mulberry Estates in Moose Jaw. She was eighty-two years of age. Predeceased by her parents; her husband, Chuck; sister, Nora Swityk and brother, Charlie Bowles. Elsie leaves to cherish her memory her five children and their families, son, Jim and his wife Gail of White City and their children: Tanya (Andrew) Jennifer and Chad; daughters: Bev and her husband Bill Buyar of Moose Jaw and their children: Rebecca and Adam; Gaylene and her husband Lyle Knutson of Elbow, Sask and their children: Kris, Carley (Curtis and their sons Jackson and Isaac); Lorna and her husband Clint McColman of Calgary and their daughter Sarah; Dara and her husband Ken Zumstien of Moose Jaw and their children Shayla and Josh; brother, Lyman (Jean) Bowles; three sisters, Jean (Earl) Windquist, Joyce Pierrot and Mary (Bob) Richardson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She is no longer in pain. She is in peace. She is with her Blessed Saviour. She will be missed. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, November 7, 2002 at 2:00 pm from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Adele Compton officiating. The organist, Shani Apland with members of the church choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Holy, Holy, Holy', 'What A Friend We Have In Jesus' and 'How Great Thou Art'. Daughter, Lorna McColman sang 'Amazing Grace' and daughter, Gaylene Knutson, gave a tribute and words of remembrance. Members of the Order Of the Royal Purple and the Benovolent Order of Elks performed their fraternal service and formed an honour guard. Padre, Rev. Irving Fraser performed the Legion Burial Rites. Interment followed in the garden of Devotion in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

SEYMOUR - Norman Stanley passed away peacefully on Monday, August 27, 2001 at the age of 88 years. Norman was born in Portsmouth, England, son of William and Georgina (nee Williams) Seymour. Norman was raised in England until the age of 16 when he enlisted in the British Army and made his journey to Canada. Norman worked for many years as a farmhand in the Indian Head area before relocating to the Yorkton area. Later he commenced working as a store clerk in Yorkton. It was during his move to Yorkton where he met his sweetheart, Gertrude Watson. In 1944, seven years after they met and following Norman's return from his service in the army, Norman and Gertrude were united in marriage. Three years later they were blessed with their daughter Georgina (Bunny). Following his discharge, Norman accepted a position as book-keeper for Bird Construction. This job had him travelling to various locations. In 1957 Norman and his family relocated to Regina. In 1960 Norman lost his beloved Gertrude to a battle with breast cancer. In 1968 Norman joined Queen City Realty where he worked until his retirement in 1977. In 1978 Norman decided to return to Yorkton to be near family and friends. Here he made his home with daughter Bunny and family. Norman remained quite active during retirement. As a member of Yorkton Retired Citizens Club, Norman could be found on many after-noons in the basement of St. Gerard's Church playing cribbage with fellow members. When not playing cards, Norman would be cutting out and paint-ing his latest wood project. He was an outdoorsman, loving to fish, going on a picnic and spending time at the lake. Spending time with family and friends over a game of cards or a cup of coffee was also important to him. The family pet, Billie, was Norman's constant companion. Norman kept in tune with current affairs by reading newspapers, magazines and books, He will be remembered for his love of shopping and eagerness to find a bargain. In March, 2001 when his health failed, Norman was placed in the Park Unit of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Predeceased by his parents, two brothers, three sisters and his beloved wife Gertrude, Norman will be sadly missed by his daughter Bunny Molnar, granddaughter Jodeen Molnar; sister Joan Faro; niece Heather (Blaine) Zaharia and their children Ward and Robyn; brother-in-law Bill (Arlene) Ward, sister-in-law Margaret Milburn, as well as numerous friends which he met through-out his life. A Graveside Service was held on Thursday, August 31, at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Rev. Ed McManus of the Anglican Church of Canada officiating. Heather Zaharia served as the urn bearer.

SHALLEY - It is with great sadness that the family of Victoria (Vickie) Shalley announces her passing on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 with family by her side. Victoria will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family; children, Darrell (Ellen) of Edmonton, Terry (Florence) of Regina, and Nadine Ghiglione (Brent) of Regina; grandchildren Tara and Erin Shalley, Brian and Kimberly Shalley, and Dominic and Kiera Ghiglione; sisters Anne Stakiw, Mary Walter, Helga Burdeniuk, Polly Podaima; sister-in- laws Julia Pidperyhora, Margaret Pidperyhora, Rosaline Pidperyhora, and Olga Shalley. Numerous niece’s, nephews, relatives, and friends. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Daniel; daughter-in-law Lucille Shalley; parents Michael and Dorothy Pidperyhora; brothers Harry, Matt, Bill, Meeron, Jacob, Russell and Nestor Pidperyhora; sisters-in-law Victoria Pidperyhora, Helen Pidperyhora, Irene Whitby, Adelaide Kindred: brothers-in-law Tom Whitby, Myron Shalley and Justice Andrew Kindred. Victoria was born December 23rd, 1926 in Holar, Sask to Michael and Dorothy (Syrota) Pidperyhora. She attended Lily White School and Sacred Heart Academy. Vickie had very fond memories of growing up with her parents, brothers, and sisters on the family farm at Holar. Vickie met Daniel Shalley who taught at a school close to the family farm. They were married on August 20, 1949 at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Holar. For short periods of time they lived in, Goodeve, Tisdale, and Meath Park and then settled in Yorkton in 1961. Vickie dedicated her life to her family, supporting her husband Daniel and lovingly raising their three children. Her immediate family, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews were important to her. She was proud of her grandchildren and loved them dearly. They gave her much happiness and love. Her faith and the church were sources of great strength to her throughout her life. As her children attended school she began working and was employed at the Yorkton Union Hospital and Perth's Dry Cleaners. Victoria was a very special lady with much style and grace. While shy and quiet by nature, Vickie nonetheless always greeted you with her warm smile and her beautiful blue eyes. She always enjoyed hosting people at her home. Noted for being a excellent cook, she was always happiest when you ate too much at her place; that really meant you had a nice time! Her beautiful hand creations were made with such time and care. Vickie learned to sew from her mother, sister-in-laws Irene, Adelaide and cousin Hope. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and making parkas which were all given to her family. She enjoyed travelling to such places as Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Florida . Prayers were held on Sunday, April 18th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. officiating. The Holy Rosary led by St. Mary's Parish preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, April 19th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. and Rt. Rev. Msgr. Rudolph Luzney as Concelebrants. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & parish choir members. The cross bearer was Kimberly Shalley and candle bearers were Dominic & Kiera Ghiglione (Grandchildren). The epistle reader was Erin Shalley (Granddaughter). Honorary Pallbearers were "Everyone who has shared in Victoria's life". The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Brian Shalley, Gene Stakiw, Harvey Yesnick, David Pidperyhora, Leonard Pidperyhora and Brian Dale serving as the pallbearers.

SHERRING - Jordan Phillip William (Karapeta) was born on July 14, 1987 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Jordan attended Columbia, St. Alphonsus and Sacred Heart High School in Yorkton and Rosthern Junior College in Rosthern. In Jordan's younger years he participated in various activities and sports, such as hockey, playing his guitar, soccer, children's Missoula Theatre and Cub Scouts. He was also an Altar Server and part of the Youth Group at St. Gerard's Church. Jordan participated in ACYC rallies where he made many new friendships. Jordan enjoyed carpentry, snowmobiling, dirt biking, fast cars, spiced rum and pretty girls. He loved visits to his Aunt Mary Jane and Uncle Brian's farm, especially during the fall harvest season. His artistic talent was his best kept secret, which was evident in his drawings. In the last few years Jordan's car and the thrill of snowboarding became his passion. After high school Jordan relocated to Red Deer, Alberta where he lived with his "Bud", Justin Kramer and eventually began working with Central Alberta Well Servicing. Jordan loved his work and the many challenges of it, he thoroughly enjoyed the people he worked with. Nathan Lawrence was a special co-worker, mentor and friend to Jordan. Jordan had aspirations of trying new things and advancing in his career. Jordan has been blessed with many close, solid friendships and you all know who you are. Jordan was a free spirit, he was the light of everyone's life and he really knew how to "LIVE". Jordan will always be remembered for his contagious smile, his wacky sense of humour, his outgoing positive attitude and his genuine hugs, which came straight from his heart. Jordan passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at twenty-one years of age. Thank you for being a part of Jordan's life. Predeceased by his great grandparents, "Nanny & Papa", (Bessie & George Keith); his grandmothers, Mary, Georgia-Lee & Phyllis; his grandfathers, John & Leslie; & his uncle, Phillip. He leaves to celebrate his life and cherish all his wonderful memories, his loving parents, Delmer and Corinne Karapeta and Lorna and Bryce Sherring; his brothers, Riley, Brendan, Colbie and Logan and his sister, Bryce; as well as his grandparents, Bill and Sam & Albina. Being blessed with two families Jordan has many aunts and uncles from the Karapeta, Sherring, Shkwarchuk and Keith families that were all a special part of his life: Brian (Kristine), Margaret, Mary Jane (Brian), Sandra (Murray), Brenda, Adelle (Dale), and Brenda; as well as all his cousins, many relatives and special friends.

SHERWIN - Margaret Jane Sherwin (April 3, 1916 - February 11, 2011) of Yorkton. Funeral Services for the late Margaret Sherwin of Yorkton will be ehld on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The interment will follow in the Garden of St. Matthew at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens, Yorkton.

SHEWCHUK - John, resident of the Park Unit of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, beloved husband of Katie Shewchuk of Yorkton passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2001 at the Park Unit. He was 84 years of age. John Shewchuk was born on March 5, 1916 in the Edmore district of Saskatchewan, a son of Lena (nee Kosty) and Eli Shewchuk. John was raised on the family farm and attended Gilbert and Horse Lake Schools. On October 23, 1944 he was united in marriage to Katie Sopel at Yorkton. John farmed all his life in the West Bend district until their retirement to Yorkton in 1983. In addition to their mixed farm operation, John also served as school trustee for a few years. Following their retirement to Yorkton, John and Katie settled to a quiet life in the city, and enjoyed tending to their yard and garden. In his spare moments John enjoyed reading and keeping up with current affairs. Declining health forced John to become a resident of the Park Unit of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in 1997. He was predeceased by his parents; an infant daughter Shirley; four sisters, Jean Dobrowney of West Bend, Dora Larson of Kelliher, Ann Pasichnyk of Foam Lake and Mary Mohat of Kelowna; two brothers, Bill Shewchuk of South Burnaby BC and Matt Sherman of Langley BC. He will be remembered by his wife Katie of Yorkton, daughter Delores of Saskatoon; four sisters, Lena Antonyshyn of Fort Qu'Appelle, Frances Korolek of Theodore, Rose Baverstock of North Vancouver BC and Jean Seidlik of Foam Lake, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiated. The meditiation hymns were Amazing Grace and In the Garden. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemene at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens. A reception followed at the Royal Canadian Legion.

SHORE - Mason Marlo Mckinley. It is with great sadness that we publish the sudden death of our precious son, brother, grandson, great grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, Mason Marlo Mckinley Shore. Mason was born at Yorkton, Sask. on June 27, 1992. He became a tall handsome young man who had yet much to accomplish in life. However, his life was cut short as the result of a tragic car accident on Friday, June 12, 2009. Mason enjoyed a variety of sports activities… skateboarding, snowboarding, golfing, hockey, and the infamous "parking lotbaseball". He was a fan of the Yorkton Terriers hockey team and was proud to have been a member of the Raider Gridder football team, and he loved his Oilers. He also looked forward to attending Saskatchewan Roughrider games, the annual hunting and fishing trips to Jan Lake with his dad, brothers and grandpa Michael. Mason enjoyed to travel. Some highlights were a trip to Bermuda with his mother, where he experienced snorkelling, cave exploring and island life, a trip to Minneapolis to a Blue Jays baseball game with his father and most recently a trip to Jamaica with his family. He loved animals and especially his dog Molly. Mason was a reserved, kind and likeable individual who will be deeply missed by those who knew him. His memory will be cherished by his loving mother Michelle, his brothers, Michael and Mackenzie; his loving father Marlo, his step-mother Crystal and her daughter Sara, who looked up to Masy as her "big brother". His "special" aunts: Shauna (Bradley) Duncan and children Demery, Wyatt and Will; Shannan (Lance) Gay; his uncle, Sheldon (Sharon) Shore and her sons Rob and Brady; grandparents Michael and Shirley Shore, Darlene Allary, Fred Allary (and family Shayne, Shara, Luke & Ashley); great grandparents, Mary Didluck, and Alex and Bertha Allary; along with numerous other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Mr. Mel Keeble of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. The interment took place in the Garden of Memories with Mason's brother Michael as the urn bearer.

SHUPENA - Edward. It is with great sadness that the family of Edward Shupena of Yorkton and formerly of Saskatoon announce his passing; peacefully on Monday, September 24, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 61 years of age. Edward Shupena was born on October 5, 1945 in Canora, Saskatchewan, and was raised on the family farm. As a young man he received his Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan. He married Mary Wasyluk on July 20, 1968 and they were blessed with three children: Jamie, Jodie and Lora. During his lifetime he lived in Saskatoon and worked at Pinder's Drugs, Davidson Pharmacy, Hewgill's Drugs and Apollo Drugs. Later he worked at various other locations as a relief pharmacist. In 2006 Ed moved to Yorkton to be closer to his family. Ed's passions were his family, music (especially playing the guitar), going to his cabin at the lake, fishing, gardening, playing cards and working on the computer. He passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, September 24, 2007 and will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him. Ed leaves to cherish his memory three daughters: Jamie (Michael) Deibert of Medicine, Hat, AB., Jodie (Etienne) Soulodre of Regina, SK. and Lora Shupena of Calgary, AB. He leaves four grandchildren: Mary, Ruth, and Elizabeth Deibert and Isaac Soulodre. He will be sadly missed by his brothers: Ernie (Rose) Shupena of Yorkton, SK, Wes Supena of Yorkton and his sister Evelyn (Harold) Start of Maple Ridge, BC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by his parents Nick and Maggie Shupena, and his wife Mary. A prayer service was held on Thursday evening, September 27, 2007 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The Funeral service was held on Friday morning, September 28, 2007 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Rodion Luciuk of St. Mark The Evangelist Orthodox Church Officiating. Moria Stoll was the Cantor; with Harold Start serving as the Cross Bearer . The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with: Etienne Soulodre, Michael Deibert, Richard, Douglas, Jeffrey Shupena and Borden Wasyluk serving as Casket Bearers. At the memorial Luncheon words of thanks and remembrances of Ed's life were given by son-in-law Etienne Soulodre and daughter Lora Shupena. As well, Ed's favourite music was played; a CD by Ray Charles and specifically the song "Seven Spanish Angels".

SIEMENS - Dorothy Jean (nee Neifer) Hutchinson passed away peacefully in the arms of her husband Pete Siemens on February 21, 2010. Dorothy was born September 3, 1940 to Fred and Molly Ann Neifer in Yorkton, SK. Brothers, Mervin (Marg) Neifer, Saltcoats, SK; Arnold and (Joyce) Neifer, Calgary, AB; David Neifer, Duncan, BC; Gorden Neifer, Yorkton, SK; Rita Yakabowich, Victoria, BC; Irene, Sagel, Isabelle Miller, Saskatoon, SK; Hilda. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Molly Ann Neifer, step sister Wilma (John) Wiebe, Calgary, AB. Dorothy was married in Yorkton to John Hutchinson; children, Robert Hutchinson, Calgary, AB; grandchildren, David and Christina Hutchinson; children, Karen (Mike) Kramer, Swift Current, SK; Tammy (Gary) King, Regina, SK; grandchildren, Robert and Amanda Maddaford, Regina, SK. Predeceased by Kyle Hutchinson. Dorothy married Pete Siemens on May 27, 1989 in Saskatoon. Step Children, Peter (Charlene) Siemens, Burnaby, BC; Shelly (Chris) Yakimchuk, Estevan, SK; grandchildren Justin and Jesse. Funeral Service will be held at Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church, (corner of 22nd Street and Witney Ave. North), on Friday February 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery.

SIGNAROWSKI - Vlodimir "Walter" was born on May 28, 1927 on the family farm in the Fenwood area. He was the second youngest of seven children born to Peter and Anna (Zahayko) Signarowski. In his younger years, He attended Maxwelton School and helped on the family farm. After leaving school, he spent a couple of winters working in Ontario in the bush camps, but always came home in spring to help on the farm. Along with his brotherJohn, Walter took over the farm from his parents who retired in Yorkton in 1949. In 1952, Walter and Amelia (Millie) Sytko were married and had two children , Catherine and Joan. In the fall of 1956 Walter and his family moved to Vancouver, BC where he took an arc-acetylene welding course and upon completion became employed with a steel construction company. He was one of the many that constructed a large under water tunnel located in South Vancouver. However, spring came and again Saskatchewan called Walter back home where he and John continued to farm together until John sold his share of the land and moved to Jedburgh. Walter then farmed alone, as well as working out for a few years (in the early 80’s at Morris Rodweeder in Yorkton) until he retired in 1996 and moved to Yorkton. After a short battle with cancer Walter entered eternal rest on September 23, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Anna; three brothers Joe, John and Frank and three sisters Katie (Ed) Zukewich, Julia (Ernie) Lubenow and Helen (John) Pihach; Walter leaves to cherish his memory his daughters Cathy (Wayne) Harrick of Willowbrook and Joan (Kevin) Lange of Dalmeny; seven grandchildren Lindsey (Rylan) Matechuk of Kamsack, Jordan Harrick of Willowbrook, Tanner, Troy and Brady Lange of Saskatoon and Walker and Nikaela Lange of Dalmeny;

SIMON - Etta Maud (nee Wright) was born on September 19, 1926 at Craik, Saskatchewan a daughter to Arlo and Clara (nee Olsufka) Wright. Etta received all of her schooling in Craik and graduated from Moose Jaw Normal School in 1944 at the young age of seventeen. She began her teaching profession in Tisdale, and then moved to Otthon School in 1947 where some of the students were not only older but much bigger. She soon had everyone under control and ruled with her yardstick. Etta was united in marriage to Andrew G. Simon on July 2, 1949 at Holy Trinity Church in McKim, Saskatchewan. The couple rented land for two years then purchased a half section and farmed with Andrew's father and uncle. Etta began teaching in West Otthon School and taught there until the birth of their daughter, Sylvia in 1952. Ted was born in 1953 and Karen in 1957. In the winter of 1957 the family moved to Calgary where Andrew was employed at Maple Leaf Flour. In the spring they returned to the farm and continued farming until their retirement to Yorkton in 1982. After retirement Etta frequently moved out to the farm to look after two of her grandchildren while Andrew helped daughter, Karen and son in law Michael farm. This continued for over twenty five years. Etta was community minded, she had been a member of the Otthon Women's Club; the Yorkton Bowling Club; and the Willowbrook Willing Helpers Club. Etta had a love of gardening, especially flowers. She also enjoyed bowling, knitting, needlepoint, quilting and puzzles. She spent many enjoyable hours playing Yahtzee, Aggravation, playing card games with friends and family or going for coffee at Timmy's. Above all Etta loved being around her grandchildren and great grandchildren. All of the children and grandchildren were blessed with one of Etta's quilts and she was working on quilts for the great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, Arlo and Clara, grandson, Matthew Danyluk, brothers in law, Jimmy Kormos, John Czernicki, Joe and Joseph Simon; in laws; Androw and Elizabeth Simon. Etta leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Andrew; her two daughters and their families, Sylvia (Wayne) Danyluk and their children, Pam (Darcy) Lamb, Tina (Scott) Muma and David; daughter, Karen (Michael) Halyk and their two children Morgan and Tyler; son, Ted (Linda) Simon and their children Teresa and Kim (Derrick) Ulmer, Glen (Jolene) Simon; great grandchildren, Warrek and Rowen Lamb, Emily and Katie Muma, Jonathan and Ashlyn Ulmer, Tilon and Tayva Simon; brothers, Frank (Dorothy) Wright, Arnold (Barb) Wright; sisters in law, Annie (Art) Koselowski and Betty Czernicki, Linda Matisho. The prayer vigil service was held on Monday evening, April 5, 2010 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church, Yorkton. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 from St. Gerard's Church with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. Organist, Katherine Flaman led members of the Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Honorary bearers were Joan Kormos, Lorne Anderson, Olga Varga, Linda Matisho and Ernie Varga. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Glen Simon, David Danyluk, Tyler Halyk, David & Arnold Bucsis and Garry Litvanyi serving as the casketbearers.

SKITCKO - Mary (nee Turko), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2000. She was 100 years, 9 months and 19 days of age. Maria Skitcko was born on January 20, 1900 in the small village of Radymno, Western Ukraine; a daughter of Ilko and Maria Turko. Maria immigrated to Canada early in the century. In 1923 she was united in marriage to Philip Skitcko of the Homefield district. They farmed there until 1947 when they purchased another farm at Rokeby. In 1964 Maria and Philip retired to Yorkton. Philip passed away in 1980. Later Maria became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home until the time of her passing. Maria and Philip enjoyed 57 years of marriage and were blessed with six children; John and Bonnie of Winnipeg, Mary & Jack Amos of Winnipeg, Mike and Fran of Kelowna, Anne and Ken Harrison of Edmonton, Rose and Steve Bugera of Kelowna, and Joe and Dell of Yorkton; also 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Besides her husband Philip, Maria was predeceased by two grandsons, Laurie and Nathan, as well as several siblings in Europe. Maria met the challenges of homesteader, farm wife and mother with great courage and resourcefulness. Along with her daily labours of milking cows, baking bread and garening, she could be heard humming and singing in her contented, quiet way. Her kindness and gentleness enveloped all around her to include even the barn-yard creatures. She was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and although advancing age and illness prevented her from attending worship or church activities, she maintained her great faith through prayer until her last days. Maria's lasting legacy will be of the home she lovingly created and the memories of which will be treasured in the hearts of her family. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, November 14, 2000 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Father Dmytro Dnistrian as celebrant. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Harold Hadewich. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with grandchildren Gail McLeod, Susan Dickson, Les and Tim Bugera, Sheldon Skitcko and Neil Adams serving as the casketbearers.

SOYKA — Ann Soyka was born July 25, 1939 in the Landshut district, near Langenburg, SK; a daughter of Anna (nee Dutka) and Adolph Soyka. Ann attended Landshut School and worked for families around the area. She worked at the Korner Lunch in Langenburg before moving to Yorkton. Here she was employed at Pachal Beverages, York Beverages, and for 23 years was employed at Mid-West Packers before it became known as Harvest Meats. Ann had a strong work ethic and was a good employee. She retired due to health reasons but her strong will and determination helped her fight her illness. Ann had been regaining her strength lately when she passed away suddenly from this life on Thursday, September 7, 2006 at her home in Yorkton. She was 67 years of age. Ann enjoyed going to the family farm and helping out doing yard work, gardening, and canning. She enjoyed growing and tending her flower beds, especially her peonies & lilies. She greatly enjoyed the special times of the year, baking for Christmas and Easter, and making dinner for all of the family that gathered to celebrate the holiday times. Ann enjoyed travelling, and had planned a trip down east with her sister when her health got better. Predeceased by her mother Anna in 1976, father Adolph in 1981; a brother Edward as a baby; a nephew Kevin Myrowsky; and a brother-in-law, Donald Mitten. She leaves to cherish her memory: her brothers: Leonard and Norbert of Langenburg, Daniel (Lynne) of Edmonton; sisters: Theresa (Harold) Schultz of Langenburg, Eleanora Mitten of Spy Hill, Martha (Donald) Neumeier of Langenburg, Rita Myrowsky of Yorkton, and Liz Zimmer of Lac du Bonnet, MB. Numerous other relatives and her many friends. The prayer vigil service was held on Monday, September 11, 2006 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. Rev. Father Basil Chomos officiated. The lay-reader was Lori Mitten. The organist, Diana Hornung led in the singing of the hymns Hail Queen of Heaven, Psalm 62: Rest in God Alone, and Prayer of St. Francis. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 from St. Gerard's Church with Father Basil officiating. The lay-readers were Theresa Rushka and Lori Mitten. The crossbearer was Michelle Squires. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemene at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Terry and Brian Schultz, Dean Myrowsky, Colin and Michael Mitten, and Gregory Bolen serving as the casketbearers.

ST. PIERRE - Mary Vitaline (nee Flamont) passed away September 11th 2009 at the Yorkton District Nursing Home, south unit at the young age of 99 years. Mary St. Pierre was born April 17th 1910, at Crooked Lake Saskatchewan, daughter of Alexander and Adele (nee Allary) Flamont. On August 11, 1930 Mary was united in marriage to Alexander St. Pierre at The Mission Church in Crooked Lake. They were blessed with four daughters and four sons. She was a well respected Michif speaker in the Métis community, a role model who led by example; Mary, like her father was a devoted catholic and could be heard praying with her rosary every night and often lead the rosary at funerals, her home and cupboard were open to all those in need, she was a humble and gentle person whose love for children was legendary. She always remembered with fondness her youth spent 'in the valley' and the life she led while living in Crescent Lake. The hard work she shared with her husband, the dances, gardening, hunting, visiting, and serving as a midwife in over 50 births. In 1980 Mary and Alexander celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, that same year Alexander purchased for Mary a home in Yorkton. In 1981 Mary received the 'Woman of the Year' Award from the Métis Women of Saskatchewan. In 1985 Mary was awarded one of the Top Ten Women of the Year from Native Women of Saskatchewan. In 2003 she received the Presidents' Recognition Award from the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan. In 2005 Mary was awarded the Order of Gabriel Dumont Outstanding Métis Elder. Mary is well known for wanting 'some tobacco', a cup of tea, playing cards, bingo, cross words, her love for travelling, hugs, kisses and her gracious gratitude. Grandma ate her 8 o'clock lunch and went to sleep, to be joyfully reunited with her husband Alexander and the many loved ones waiting for her. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Alexander on Dec. 15, 1982, her brothers John, Norman, Albert, Frank, Arthur, and her sisters Zelda, Flora and Clementine, her daughters Laura Kerr and Stella Wapemoose; daughters-in-law, Edna and Alice St. Pierre as well as several grandchildren, in-laws and friends. She leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her memory; Children Lucy (John) LaFontaine, Edwin (Harriet) St. Pierre, Florence (Roger) Trigear, Lawrence St. Pierre, Gerald (Bertha) St. Pierre, Frank St. Pierre, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and great-great-great grandson Ashdon Dubois; two sisters Rose Pelletier & Dora Bassingthwaite as well as numerous God-children, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. "As long as we get along good, the whole bunch of us, that's the main thing" quoted by Mary St. Pierre June 9th 2008. Prayer Vigil Service was held on Tuesday, September 15th at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church, Yorkton. A Traditional Wake followed at Métis Nation of SK Centre in Yorkton. A eulogy was conveyed by Robert LaFontaine. The Funeral Mass was held on September 16th at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as the Celebrant. Members of the parish choir led in the singing of the hymns. Music for the services was provided by Sandra Archer (violinist), Katherine Flaman (Vigil) and Pam Yaremko (Mass). The cross bearer was Justin St. Pierre and the lectors were Nola St. Pierre, Rene St. Pierre and Michelle Kennedy. Honourary bearers were Chief Barry Kennedy, Myles Pelletier, Clarence Bellegarde, Vernon Wapemoose, Dennis Spreacker, Harold St. Pierre and "All those who shared in Mary's life". The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Vaughn LaFontaine, Pernell St. Pierre, Gerard St. Pierre, Robert St. Pierre, Lorne St. Pierre and Kendan Kennedy serving as the casket bearers.

STENKA - George Stenka of Yorkton, beloved husband of Vicky Stenka entered eternal rest on March 4, 2013 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 84 years. Born March 21, 1928, George was the fourth of eight children of John and Axenia (nee Haniak) Stinka, of the Drobot District. George attended Dobronowitz school. He had many interests, but his main passion was music. A self taught musician, George learned to play the violin, banjo, mandolin, guitar, dulcimer and accordion. In June of 1945 George's parents moved to Bredenbury, SK where they purchased farm land, George moved to Yorkton, SK and worked for Massey Harris Company. He met the love of his life, Vicky Rogoza, in 1953 and were married in November of that same year. In the fall of 1957 George and Vicky moved to Calgary, AB, where George found employment at Western Gypsum. George enjoyed his job very much and his employer loved the hard work and dedication he devoted to them. In 1962, when George's parents retired from the farm, George and Vicky decided to start a new life in Bredenbury, SK to farm with his brother Bill. Through the years they were blessed with four beautiful children, Jo-Anne, Ken, Myron, and Corinne. While in Bredenbury, George was very active on the committees of the Bredenbury Northern Telephone Company and The Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. For 12 years, he was on the Bredenbury School Board, 10 years of which he was Chairman. George also loved curling. He participated in the curling club in Bredenbury and played in many bonspiels. In 1978 George and Bill decided to retire from farming. At that time George and his family moved to Yorkton where he began working for John Deere and then later at Mike's Lock & Glass Service. George shared his love of music and played in various bands for over 60 years. For almost 40 of those years, he and his very dear friend, Rodney Flunder, founded the band 'The Parkland Drifters'. They shared many good times together and we especially loved listening and laughing to many stories they told along their journeys. While living in Yorkton, George and Vicky were active members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church until the time that George's health began to fail. There was no greater joy George had than the love of family and friends. George especially loved his grandchildren with his whole heart and soul, and was always so very proud of all of them. His Grandchildren felt the same way about their Dido that his Grandsons Ezra and Cyrus both played songs at the hospital for their Dido, Cyrus played the violin and Ezra played his practice chanter (bagpipes). He loved having company both at home and at the hospital, even right up until the time of his passing. He always looked forward to meeting 'The Gang" for coffee at the mall to share conversation and laughter with amazing friends. George was predeceased by his parents, John and Axenia Stinka, his sister Mary Chobotar, and brother Bill Stenko, brothers-in-law, Peter Chobotar, George Bilan, and Jim Matich, niece Agnes Chobatar, nephews Michael Hamelin, and Kevin Stinka. George leaves to mourn the passing of his life and treasure the memories, his wife and soul mate, Vicky of 59 years, daughter Jo-Anne Fritter and husband (Michael), and her children Morgan and Joshua Korfman, all of Pilot Butte, son Ken Stenka of Calgary, AB, son Myron Stenka and wife (Nancy Felstrom), and their children Ezra and Cyrus of Regina, SK, and daughter Corinne Smith and husband (Calvin), and their children Brandon and Mason of St. Albert, AB. He also leaves to mourn his sisters Kay Bilan and Vicky Matich, both of Calgary, AB, Sophie Schultz (Gordon) of Penticton, BC, Aggie (John) Berek of Saskatoon, SK. Michael (Bernice) Stinka of Beeton, ON., sister-in-law Irene Stenko of Regina, SK, and many nieces, and nephews. Prayers were held on Sunday, March 10, 2013 and the Funeral Service on Monday, March 11, 2013 at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The cantor, William Kozey assisted by members of Holy Transfiguration Church choir led in the singing of responses. The cross bearer was Rodney Flunder and the banner bearers were Ron Rogoza and Richard Bilan. Everyone who shared in George's Life were considered honorary bearers. The interment took place in the Family plot in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ken Stenka, Graham Watt, Calvin Smith, Josh Korfman, Michael Fritter and Tim Matich serving as the casket bearers. Memorials honouring George's life may be made to Yorkton Helipad for Stars Air Ambulance. Vichnaya Pamyat! Memory Eternal!

STEVENS - Eleanore (nee Gabert) Labossiere passed away at her home peacefully on Monday, May 26, 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer. Her son Alan was at her side as she began her next journey. Eleanore was 69 years of age, born May 15, 1934 in Yorkton, SK. As a child Eleanore attended school in Springwater and Biggar, Saskatchewan. Eleanore married Elmer (Al) Labossiere in December 1956 in Saskatoon, SK. Al died suddenly in a tragic automobile accident in 1965, leaving Eleanore with three young sons to raise. Eleanore then moved to Yorkton to be close to her family and take care of her parents. Throughout her work career she held various positions including medical assistant, travel agent and, store sales manager. After her position in retail she operated an approved home for the Saskatchewan Mental Health Association to have her clients feel at home. Her current occupation for the past eleven and a half years, truly her love and passion, was that of a Supportive Living Worker for YAIL Harbour (formerly Parkland's Society); attaining a senior position for the past two years. Throughout these years she attended numerous training courses to ensure she could provide the most caring services possible to her clients. Her devotion to her clients was outstanding and she found this life very fulfilling. She was very supportive of the Mental Health Services and Canada's Military Personnel. Her own interests were mainly reading, piano playing, singing and music. Eleanore cherished her family and friendships, she was a very loyal friend to all who knew and loved her. Predeceased by her parents William and Hattie Gabert, first husband Elmer Labossiere (1965), and second husband William Stevens (1989). Eleanore is survived by her three sons, daughter-in-laws and grandchildren; Clifford, Diane, Jordan, Keenan and Brant from Halifax, NS; Donald, Cherrie, Joe and Rachel from Langley, BC; and Alan, Susan, David, Aaron and Andrew from Yorkton, SK. She also leaves behind a sister, Alice Milburn and a brother, Nelson Gabert, both of California; and her clients whom she considered to be her extended family. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, June 3, 2003 from First Baptist Church Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Pastor Steve Rosluk officiating. The organist was Ruth McPhee leading the choir and congregation in the Hymns: ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘Because He Lives’. The Choir Anthem was ‘It Is Well With My Soul’. Reflections and remembrances of Eleanore's life were given by her brother Nelson Gabert and Eleanore's dear friend Bev Lacusta. The Honourary Bearers were Eleanore's Yail Harbour family. The interment took place on Wednesday morning, June 4, 2003 where Eleanore's ashes were laid to rest with her husband Elmer Labossiere at Woodlawn Cemetery Saskatoon, SK. Don Labossiere was the Urn Bearer. Reunited at last, your journey has just begun. Mom you will always be in our thoughts and hearts and we will miss you. We love you, until we meet again.

STEVENSON - Ronald Kenneth, beloved husband of Marlene Stevenson of Yorkton, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2002. He was 54 years of age. Ronald Kenneth Stevenson was born on May 11, 1948 in Invermere BC; the second oldest of four children born to William and Vivian Stevenson. Ron grew up in Brisco, a small community in the Columbia River Valley and received his education at Brisco, Edgewater, and Invermere. Like many young people in those days, Ron learned how to work. When he was 12, he worked weekends for an elderly farmer. As a teen he worked after school and weekends at the mill near his home and where his father worked. At the age of 19 he joined the RCMP, beginning basic training on November 19, 1968. At that time, they trained in Regina for 3 months and then in Penhold, AB for 3 months. Upon graduation, Ron was stationed at Elbow, SK. While there, Ron met Marlene, who was teaching in Central Butte at the time. In 1969 Ron was transferred to Saskatoon Highway Patrol. Marlene moved to Lloydminster but the courtship continued long distance and they became engaged in October of 1970. In those days, members had to be single and could only apply for 'permission' to marry after two years of service. Ron and Marlene were wed on August 14, 1971 at Morse, SK. Their first home was in Biggar from 1971-76, and their first daughter, Andrea, was born in 1975. Then on to Spiritwood where Lindsay was born in 1980, Michael (deceased in 1983), and Kimberly in 1984. The family moved shortly after Kim's birth to Saskatoon Rural Detachment, and spent four years there. Ron was promoted to Corporal with his move to Pelly in 1988. In 1992 he transferred to Yorkton, serving with the City Detachment for 7 years and lastly with the Rural detachment. Ron was planning to retire in November of 2003. Through the years, Ron was a member of the Optimist and Kinsmen Clubs. Pastimes included curling, golf, drywalling, playing cards and socializing. This past year and a half had been difficult as Ron struggled with an initial cancer diagnosis in September of 2001 and subsequent relapse in 2002. His last days were spent in the comfort of his own home, in the care of his loving family and palliative caregivers. Besides his son Michael, he was predeceased by his father William in January of 1993. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Marlene; three daughters, Andrea and her husband Jeffrey Ludditt of Houston BC, Lindsay Stevenson currently at the U of S in Saskatoon, and Kimberly Stevenson of Yorkton; his mother, Vivian Stevenson of Invermere BC; brothers Dallas (Joy) of Terrace BC, and Dennis (Cindy) of Edgewater BC, a sister Jeanette (George) Lautrup of Edgewater BC, several nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Monday, December 16, 2002 from the Family Worship Centre in Yorkton. Rev. Dave Campbell and Rev. Ernest Funk officiated. The eulogy was given by Cpl. Terry Stevely. The organist was Ingrid Stumph. The hymns were led by the Prairie Harvest Church Worship Team, 'Your Love is Amazing', 'Faithful One', 'Power of Your Love', 'Shout to the Lord' and 'It is Well With My Soul'. The Honor Guard consisted of fellow members of the RCMP, Sgt. Kathy Boulon, Cpl. Barry Howard, Cpl. Connie Bruer, Cst. Ward Bruer, Insp. Les Kjemhus, Cst. Doug Green, Sgt. Bill Miller, Cst. Dave Rolston, Cst. Tricia Etienne, Cst. Brian Kolosky, Cst. Rene Shank Cpl. Dave Throne, Sgt. Major Randy Burt and Chief Supt. Darrell McFadyen. The interment followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Cst. Hans Thiessen, S/Sgt. Len Desautels, Sgt. Darryl Stevenson, Cpl. Barry Shiells, Cst. Roger Burns and Cpl. Karen Munroe serving as the casketbearers.

STOLAR - Mary Marguerite Stolar, “Marge” as she was known to her friends, was born on September 17, 1928 at Stettler, Alberta to Edward and Elsie LaRose. Marge passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 27, 2010 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Nursing Home in Melville, Saskatchewan at the age of 81 years. When Marge was a young lady she moved to Yorkton, where she soon met her future husband John Stolar. They were married on October 23, 1953. In 1959 they built the home where they both resided until Marge entered the Nursing Home in Melville in 2009. Marge worked at various jobs in the city including Johnnie’s Dry Cleaners and the Yorkton Bowl Arena. She retired at 60 years of age and enjoyed having the time to spend driving her friends for coffee, appointments and garage sales. She was an avid bowler for many years taking home numerous trophies. Marge was predeceased by her mother and father; a brother, Jim LaRose and sister, Jean Stauffer. Marge leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her husband of 56 years, John Stolar; her daughter, Donna-Lea (Barry) Arrowsmith; her son, Robert (Kathy) Stolar; her daughter, Deb (Jim) Roest and her nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Edward, Jack, Dale and twins, Doug and Dave; sisters, Helen Way, Shirley (Kendall) Bignell; sister-in-law, Olga Varga; brother-in-law, Mike (Marion) Stolar, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Prayers will be held Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home. Funeral services will be celebrated Monday, May 3, 2010 at 10:00 am from Christies Funeral Home. Interment to follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

STRATYCHUK - Ethel Sarah (nee Orr), longtime Yorkton resident, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2007 at the Regina General Hospital. She was 89 years of age. Ethel Sarah Stratychuk was born on December 29, 1917 in the Dunleath district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Robert and Sarah (nee Darwin) Orr. Ethel was raised on the farm and attended the Dunleath School from grades one through ten. On October 12, 1937 she was united in marriage to Alex Stratychuk. The couple resided in Yorkton where Alex worked and Ethel took time to raise her family. In 1965 she began employment with the Yorkton CO-OP, and following 18 years of dedicated service, retired in 1983 as the manager of the cafeteria. Never one to be idle, Ethel was very involved with the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, where she quickly became affectionately known as 'The Pie Lady'. She had a special way in the kitchen, having won many ribbons over the years at the Yorkton Exhibition for her baking of pies and butter tarts, and also for her vegetables and flowers, which she proudly grew every year as well as holding a membership in the Horticulture Society. In her spare moments, Ethel loved to play cards and was a stickler for the rules. For much of this past year, Ethel's health had been in decline. Predeceased by her husband Alex in December of 1977, her parents, sisters: Gertrude Wilson, and Agnes Stebbings; and a brother, Raymond Orr. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Robert (Evelyn) of Vernon, and Garry (Carole) of Costa Rica; grandchildren: Colin (Cindy) Stratychuk, Grant Stratychuk (Trudy Antypovich), Candace Stratychuk (Pete Walkley), Shannon (Wade) Beisiegel; great grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel Stratychuk. Also a sister-in-law, Bella Orr of Yorkton, niece Sara-mae (Rick) Dipple of Red Deer, as well as nieces and nephews in the United Kingdom and Canada, and special friends, Elaine (Brian) Kranson of Edmonton. The funeral service was held on Monday, March 26, 2007 from Westview United Church with Faye Greer officiating. The organist, Marilyn Newell, led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns The Old Rugged Cross and Amazing Grace. Soloist, Norm Graff sang In the Garden. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Richard Meszaros, Andy Juba, Peter Wyatt, Brian Kranson, Grant Stratychuk and Bill Spokowski serving as the casketbearers.

STREELASKY - John, beloved husband of Marjorie Streelasky of Yorkton, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2001, at the Yorkton Regional Health Center. He was 76 years of age. John Streelasky was born on October 28, 1924 in the Foam Lake district of Saskatchewan, a son of William and Margaret (nee Zadorozniak) Streelasky. John received his education in Otthon, Rokeby and at the Yorkton Collegiate. John was a successful farmer and always kept abreast of new methods in the field of agriculture. He also worked for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance. John was committed and actively involved in local and provincial community activities. He served as Councillor and as Reeve of the RM of Orkney #244, was President of the Orkney Community Club, served on the Board of Sessions of Westview United Church, was an executive member of the Yorkton Union Hospital Board of Governors, Vice-Chairman of the Yorkton-Melville Health Region Council, Chairman of the Yorkton Health District, Chairman of the joint City-RM Yorkton district Planning Commission, Honorary Member at the Officers' Mess CFS Yorkton, Director for the Sask. Wheat Pool's subdistrict 4, Chairman of the Sask. Homecoming 1971 Committee, executive member of the Yorkton Housing Authority, member of the Provincial Board of Directors for the Western Developement Museum, member of the Yorkton South Wetlands, executive member of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home Corporation, member of BPO Elk's Lodge Yorkton #392, President of the Yorkton Voice of the Handicapped, Director of the Yorkton Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition Association, Co-Chairperson of the Saskatchewan Committee of the International Year of Disabled Persons, Municipal Officer of the Saskatchewan Emergency Measures Organization, Chairman of the Beaver Rural Telephone Company, Chairman of the Transportation for the Handicapped Advisory Committee (Yorkton and Saskatchewan), Supervisor of School Recreation for the City of Yorkton, Member of the Hudson Bay Route Association, Chairman of the Rural United Appeal, member of the Board of Governors of the Yorkton Housing Authority, board member of the Yorkton Thresherman's Club, and a member of the Yorkton Exhibition Association Senate. No matter what project John would become involved in, his commitment, interest and leadership ensured its success. When John had surgery in 1978 resulting in confinement to a wheelchair, he took up new challenges, becoming actively involved in the Voice of the Handicapped and the Special Needs Transportation Committee of the Sask. Abilities Council, working towards accessibility of public buildings and transportation of the handicapped. John always remained positive and interested in community affairs and kept abreast of happenings in all levels of government. John's generosity and kindness touched many people in our community. He also loved to camp, fish and actively read about agricultural issues and trends. John married Marjorie Sharp on November 6, 1956 in Yorkton. They were blessed with two daughters, Carol and Diane. He was a devoted, loving husband, father and grandfather. John leaves to celebrate his life his dearly loved wife Marjorie, his loving daughter Carol (Lorne) Mayes and their children, Rayna and Landon of Regina; his loving daughter Diane (Wade) Miller and their children Jordan, Brayden and Carson of Yorkton; his sister Isabel (Jerry) Turchuk of Yorkton and their family, Bob (Darlene) Yaremko, Marilyn (Gordon) Bewcyk, Murray Yaremko, Mervin Yaremko, Lori (John) DenBrok; several nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Margaret Streelasky and a brother-in-law, Mike Yaremko. A service of comfort was held on Tuesday evening, May 1, 2001, from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 2, 2001, from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Faye Greer officiating. Daughter Carol Mayes gave the eulogy. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi, led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymn Abide With Me. Soloist Johnna McBride sang No Night There, Amazing Grace and In the Garden. Honorary bearers were all family and friends in attendance. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemene in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jordan Miller, Robert Yaremko, Walter Streelasky, Wayne Digby, Warren Sharp and Larry Trost serving as the casketbearers.

STROCEN - Ernest, at the age of seventy years, suddenly passed away on August 6, 2008. He was born on March 30th, 1938 to Bill and Elizabeth (nee Gurski) Strocen. He attended school at Tiny School and Canora Composite. On July 18, 1964 he married Elsie Doroshenko. Shortly after they moved to Red Lake where he worked in a gold mine and then to Churchbridge and Saskatoon where he worked in potash mines. They were then blessed with a son Michael in 1968. They moved to Canal Flats where Ernest worked in a saw mill. They then moved to Yorkton where he worked at farming, until he joined the City of Yorkton Waterworks Department for twenty years until his retirement. Ernest and Elsie were also blessed with one daughter, Marie in 1976. Elsie and Ernie were very involved in the Thresherman’s show and the Presbyterian Church. Predeceased by his parents, Bill and Elizabeth. Ernest leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of forty-four years, Elsie; his son, Michael of Yorkton and his daughter Marie (William) Smud of Thompson, MB and their children Joshua and Jessica; his two brothers, Jerry (Joyce) Strocen of Dryden, ON and James (Edna) Strocen of Yorkton; his sister, Phyllis (Gervais) Burry of Dyeden, ON; as well as numerous nieces, nephews relatives and friends.

SWIDZINSKI - Tadeusz "Ted", of Yorkton, formerly of the Brandon School district, beloved husband of Olga passed away on March 3, 2010. He was 86 years of age. Tadeusz (Ted) Albert Swidzinski was born September 28, 1923, in the Brandon School District, son of Maria (nee Borodij) and Michael, first generation Canadians who arrived in Saskatchewan in the early 1920s. Ted attended Brandon School until Grade 8, undertook three years of study through correspondence, and then completed grade 12 in Kamsack, graduating with top marks. Ted worked on the family farm until he enlisted in the Canadian Army to help out with the war effort. From 1943 to 1944 he was enrolled in the Canadian Army University Course at the University of Saskatchewan, a program that combined engineering and military studies. After being deployed overseas, Ted was engaged in active combat in Holland and Germany until the end of the war. Upon his return to Canada, he decided to forgo completion of his engineering degree to continue farming, which was his life's work and passion. In 1955, Ted married Olga (nee Zibchyn). Together they expanded and built their farming operation, farming for the next 45 years. Ted and Olga raised three children in the close-knit farming community which was so dear to his heart. School picnics, dances, sports days, ball games and card parties were woven into their hardworking lives. Ted was an avid ball player in his younger years, and he enjoyed many winters curling with his friends. He had a life-time passion for photography, providing a rich documentary of his travels, the lives of his family and friends, and the Canadian landscape. Ted was known for his sense of humour and his love of books and knowledge. An active community member, Ted was a Kamsack School Unit trustee, a Wheat Pool chairperson and chairperson of both Brandon School and the Brandon School Community Centre. Family was Ted's priority. He was always there to care for and support his parents who lived close by. In his later years, nothing brought more joy to his life than spending time with his grandchildren - playing beanbag, rummy and crazy eights, and going for rides to the creek. After moving to Yorkton in 1999, Ted and Olga continued to spend time at their farm. Ted made many road trips to tend to the garden and grounds and enjoy the home he so loved. Ted was predeceased by his parents Maria and Michael Swidzinski and three brothers in law, Pete Zibchyn, Fred Naboznak and Russ Flodstedt. He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, his wife Olga of Yorkton, his children: Melanie (Harold) of Cold Lake, Marlene (James) of Vancouver, Thad (Crystal) of Tisdale; five grandchildren: Matthew, Christopher, Danica, Claire and Addison; sister Eileen Naboznak, sister-in-law Marie Flodstedt, brother-in-law Leonard Zibchyn and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 9th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Doug Craig of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. Danica Doyle served as the lay reader. The organist, Amanda Buhler led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "Those Hearts We Have Treasured" and "Morning Has Broken". The tribute was conveyed by Crystal Swidzinski. The Legion Burial Rite was conducted by members of General Alexander Ross, Branch #77 with John Miller (Padre), Peter Wyatt (Sargeant-at-arms) and Andy Juba, George Arnold, Russell Bishop and Bill McQuarie (flag bearers). The honourary bearers were John Galye, Mike Bobyk, Nick Bobyk, Mike Kuzenko, Walter Popowich, Tony Wonitowy, Alfred Sweeting. The interment took place at Yorkton City Cemetery with Matthew Malayney, Christopher Malayney, Bruce Flodstedt, David Tataryn, Myron Tatarniuk and Michael Malayney serving as the casket bearers.

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TAILLON - Magdalena Caroline (nee Morhart) was born November 10, 1924, in the Mariahilf District South of Killaly to Christian and Elizabeth (nee Baumgartner) Morhart. Len as she was known to everyone had twelve siblings (five sisters - Emma, Edith, Julia, Anna and Betty and seven brothers - John Michael, Sigmund, George, Jack, Wilfred and Joseph. She grew up one mile west of Wallacetown School and in 1936, at the age of twelve, the family moved to Grayson where Lena completed her education. In 1942, Lena married George Taillon in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Grayson. They had a double wedding with her sister Ann and John Michalski. Lena and Ann were like two peas in a pod and were together all of the time whether it was helping out at home or going out dancing and having a good time. This relationship carried on throughout there life and it was not unusual for them to visit on the phone for an hour once they were separated. George and Lena lived with his parents when they first got married and then took over the family farm four miles South of Grayson. It certainly wasn't an easy life. He would be out working the fields with the horses all day and she would be milking cows, feeding pigs and chickens, growing a huge garden in addition to tending to their three children and household duties. Many trips were made to the ice house to store milk, cream, meat, etc; as well as more trips to the well as there was no running water or sewer in the house. When the day was done, it was time to cut loose with friends and neighbors and dancing they would go into the wee hours of the morning. Their first son Maurice was born September 16, 1943. Their daughter Florence was born March 24, 1949, and their second son Kenneth was born December 31, 1953. George and Lena got the electricity on the farm in 1953 and she didn't waste any time buying a refrigerator, deep freeze and even a television. Lena always worked alongside her family whether it was picking stones and stumps, hauling bales or stooking. Then she would still have to pick her vegetables and make pickles until 2 in the morning. She was an active volunteer at both Sacred Heart of Mary Church at Marieval and at the Columbia School Sports Days. You could always count on her to bring pies and be there to serve all day. She was also a very particular person. Her house was always neat and there was always lots of good food and baking to eat for one and all. She loved nothing better than having family in for a nice meal and a good game of cards. She enjoyed crocheting and provided all the family with more doilies than they could use. She was a beautiful seamstress and sewed many outfits for Florence when she went to school and also for the grandchildren when they came along. In 1974, George and Lena sold their farm and moved to Melville. They enjoyed many games of cards with their new friends and neighbors. After George passed away in 1988, Lena found it hard to look after the yard - cutting the grass in summer and shoveling snow in winter. In 1991, she sold her house to Florence and Bruce and moved to Melville Apartments. When the Legion Manor was built, she was one of the first tenants to move into it. As her health deteriorated, she was no longer able to live alone and moved into Westview Manor in January 2007. In March 2009, she moved to St. Paul Lutheran Home as she was placed on continuous oxygen 24 hours a day. She enjoyed attending Mass on Wednesday and Sunday and going to listen to the entertainment Sunday afternoon with Florence. Lena's pride and joy has always been her family. She always looked forward to having her children and grandchildren visit her and especially once she was in St. Paul's Lutheran Home, she enjoyed company coming to spend time chatting with her and taking her for a ride in her wheelchair. Even during her last days, regardless how poor she felt or how listless she was, Fawn was always able to get a smirk and a smile on her face. Lena passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of January 5, 2010, at St. Paul's Lutheran Home. Lena was predeceased by her parents Christian and Elizabeth Morhart, husband George Taillon, sisters Emma, Edith, Julia and Betty, brothers John, Michael, Sigmund, George, Jack and Wilfred. She will greatly missed by her children Maurice Taillon, Florence and Bruce Parlee, Kenneth and Laurette Taillon, grandchildren Royce and Carol Parlee, Fawn and Barry Cox, Brent Parlee, Shannon & Murray Schrader, Sheldon Taillon, Joel and Kimberley Taillon, Kirk Taillon(Christina)and Amanda Taillon, great grandchildren Shelby Hahn, Justin Cox, Amanda Parlee, Tyler Strandberg (Amber), Cory Strandberg (Ashley), Misty and Blaine Waldbauer, Shaydon Taillon, Kyle Schrader, Kory Schrader, Paige Taillon and Sophia Taillon and great great grandchildren Jaxon Waldbauer, McKenna Waldbauer, Nixon Strandberg and Keira Strandberg. She is also survived by her sister Ann Domm, brother Joe Morhart, sisters-in-law Sophie Morhart, Ida Rink, Eva Blaus, Madeleine Taillon and brother-in-law Rodrique Taillon as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

TENNENT - David Lorenz, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the age of 82 years. David Lorenz Tennent was born on April 28, 1925 at Quill Lake, Saskatchewan; a son of Thomas Affleck and Agnes (nee Dick) Tennent. At age 17 he enlisted into the Royal Canadian Army and rose to the rank of Corporal as well as being an instructor. Upon receiving his discharge, David entered the University of Saskatchewan, where he completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree followed by a Law Degree, graduating with distinction. In 1949 he was united in marriage to Donna Beryl MacMurchy. They moved to Melfort where they had three sons: Gordon Bruce (who died in infancy), Colin Forsythe, and Neil David. In 1955 Donna died from cancer. David remarried Norma Elisabeth Badham, and the couple had two daughters: Cynthia Lynn and Sandra Lee. The family resided in Yorkton, where David practiced law, eventually being named Queens Council (QC). From 1975 until 1990 he was a Crown Prosecutor for the Yorkton district. While in Yorkton, David enjoyed his membership with the Masonic Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion, as well as his professional affiliations as a member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, a Bencher, as well as his QC designation. Following his retirement, he remained in Yorkton but as his health began to fail he eventually became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in 2001. Besides his first wife Donna, and infant son Gordon, he was predeceased by his parents, daughter-in-law Janet; a sister Margaret and brother-in-law Wes Aikenhead; and a sister-in-law Raema Tennent. He is survived by his family: son Colin (Jackie) of Saskatoon and Corwin & Kaela; son Neil (Rozanne) of Saskatoon and Andrew (Gillian) & baby Will, Angela (Mark), Dustin; daughter Cynthia Gottschall of Yorkton and Tyresa (Adrian) Jayda & Keagan, Sean; daughter Sandra (Pierre) of Victoria; wife Norma of Yorkton; brother Robert of Saskatoon; and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Doug Craig of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. Son Colin gave the eulogy. Organist, Vange Shipowick led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'In the Garden', and 'Amazing Grace'. Honorary pallbearers were Bud and Vi McTaggart, Albert Maduik, Al Morley, Clem Osborne, Helen McGlashen and Lovella Schmidt. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Alexander Ross branch #77, Yorkton attended the service and performed the Legion Tribute Service. The interment took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Colin, Neil, Andrew & Dustin Tennent, Sean Gottschall, and Adrian Curtis serving as the casketbearers.

TERLESKY - Amelia (nee Plaksy). It is with great sadness that on February 20, 2011 Amelia Terlesky of Yorkton, SK, with her family beside her passed away suddenly and peacefully. Amelia was born May 6, 1931, in Rose Valley, SK to Alex and Helen Plaksy (nee Zazula). She was raised on a farm in the Ponass Lake/St. Front district. Amelia finished her high school education at the Sacred Heart Academy in Yorkton, SK. Amelia married Mike Terlesky in 1954 with whom she had 6 children and later divorced. She then began a long standing relationship with Bob Jaffray with whom she had her 7th child. Her priority was always to be a mother and a homemaker. Amelia worked for Studio Girl Cosmetics during her younger years, where she enjoyed meeting people and making women feel and look good. In her later years she worked as a receptionist at Employment Support Services and later as a cook at the Yorkton Co-op Cafeteria. Amelia also worked as a homecare worker where she enjoyed and took pleasure in making sure those she worked with ate properly and never felt lonely. Amelia’s dedication to her Christian Faith was inspiring and steadfast. She would support anyone who needed help whether it was for family, friends or strangers. Amelia was a member of the Yorkton Horticultural Society where she especially enjoyed sharing knowledge about gardening, plants and nature. She also was a member of The Willowbrook Community Seniors Club where she so enjoyed hopping into her or a friend’s car and going to play bingo or cards and socializing with her friends over tea and dainties. Amelia loved spiritual music and enjoyed playing her guitar and singing. She also started to find her creative side in drawing and painting. Amelia loved to cook and share recipes with her family and will always be remembered for her pickles which just can’t be duplicated by either her children or grandchildren, who have tried many times. Amelia embraced all natural remedies from cayenne pepper to aloe vera, apple cider vinegar and much garlic. She was an active participant in all things organic and was an avid environmental enthusiast (recycle, recycle, recycle). Amelia always tried to find the funny side of life and believed laughter was the best medicine after love and cayenne pepper. Amelia was predeceased by her parents Alex and Helen Plaksy, brother John Plaksy, sisters Annie Nicholat and Mary Pawluk, son-in- law Jack Crossman and grandchildren John Crossman and Kayla Stebner. She is survived by her 7 children, Greg (Gerry) Terlesky, Roblin MB, Gwenn Crossman, Saskatoon SK, Julia (Bud) Shelly, Parksville, BC, Phyllis (Alan) Hardybala, Yorkton SK, David(Leyann) Terlesky, Craven SK, Jeff(Wanda) Terlesky, Saskatoon SK and Marion Jaffray , Calgary AB. She is also survived by her grandchildren Wendy(Kevin) Smith, Jason (Daniette) Terlesky, Seanna (Jason) Neufield, Shannon(Kelly)Simms, Jana(Chris) Pope, Isaac (Reighlyn) Stebner, Crystal (Jody) Klassen, Mason, Logan and Kayley Terlesky, Brett Terlesky. Step grandchildren Lori Bourdages, Alannah(Michael) Pohorecky, Fred(Lisa) Shelly, Traci(Chris) Lindemann, Jon Hardybala and 19 great grandchildren. Amelia is also survived by her sister, Susan Zagrodney, Wadena SK, and many nieces and nephews and her long time friend Bob Jaffray. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. The interment will follow in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

THOMPSON - G. Lillian Constance (nee Farrell) June 22, 1915 - April 25, 2012. The death of G. Lillian Constance (Farrell) Thompson, 96, occurred on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Lillian was born on June 22, 1915 to Michael and Elsie (Vaughan) Farrell in the Armstrong district near Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The youngest of four, Lillian attended Armstrong school and the Yorkton Collegiate Institute. She discovered music and her passion for playing the piano at an early age. She attained her ARCT designation from the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto at the age of 19. While living in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan she began her lengthy career as a performer and music teacher. On September 5, 1937, she married Clifford Thompson, in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan and after living in Yorkton for a short period of time the couple moved to Saskatoon where Cliff began work with the Saskatoon Star Phoenix. Lil continued teaching music and became actively involved in the city’s music community and was often invited to accompany choirs, musicians and singers. She was a long time member of the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers Association. For many years she served as the junior choir director and the assistant organist at St. James Anglican Church. She was a member of St. James senior choir and a lifelong member of the Jessie Millar Circle. Lillian loved spending the spring and summer months with friends and family at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan. She was an exceptional cook and loved entertaining family and friends in her home. Her life was defined by her passion and commitment to her family, friends, music and the church. Lillian is survived by her daughter Dr. Karen (Grant) Wright, son-in-law James Anderson, grandchildren Michael (Leegay Jagoe) Wright, Lesley (Robert Downer) Wright, Kevin (Alexandrea Mulligan) Anderson, Robyn (Peter) McGrath, John Wright, great grandchild Mia Wright, nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends. She is pre-deceased by her brothers Vincent, Francis and Lionel Farrell, step sister Gwen Smith, husband Clifford Thompson and daughter Sandra Thompson. The funeral service will take place Friday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. at St. James Anglican Church (607 Dufferin Ave.) with a reception to follow in the church hall.

THOMPSON - Katherine Frances (nee Walz) of Langenburg, SK, died peacefully with her daughters present on Tuesday, January 30, 2001 after a brief illness at the Regina General Hospital. She was 99 years 2 months and 8 days of age. Katherine was born to Joseph and Anna (nee Buchberger) Walz on the homestead just north of Langenburg, NWT on November 22, 1901. As a child Katherine attended Hohenlohe School and worked on the family farm. On November 11, 1925 Katherine married Norman Thompson a World War One veteran. She worked alongside her husband in the Langenburg Post Office from 1926 to 1961. Katherine was one of the original members of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Catholic Women's League. She and her husband were active members of the community for many years. Katherine spent many evenings and weekends at the rink as part of the audience watching family curl and play hockey, and behind the scenes cooking and serving at bonspiels. She is especially remembered for her butterscotch pies, decorative box lunches in the 1940s, love of dancing and artistic talents in sewing, crocheting and knitting. Her family holds many fond memories of her including summers at Madge and Singoose Lakes, pincherrry jelly, crabapple pie, cinnamon toast and lemonade, berry picking, bingo nights, games of Yahtzee, Trouble and canasta, Easter eggs dyed with onion skins and "magic fingers" able to mend anything; a woman of independence, determination and strength. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Grace Carr (Donald) of Hamilton, Ont., and Gloria Neumeier (Edward) of Langenburg, Sask; grandchildren Rosemarie, Donna and Richard (Elaine) Carr of Hamilton, Ont., Charmaine Campbell and Delmarie Thera (Patrick) of Saskatoon, Sask., Peter (Sharla) and Rory Neumeier of Langenburg, Sask.; eight great-grandchildren: Katherine and Alexandar Vukelich, Samantha and Daniel Carr, Benjamin and Rachel Thera, Jessica and Keagan Johnson; a brother Alfred Walz and many nieces and nephews. Katherine was predeceased by her husband Norman in 1984, her parents, a grandson Norman Carr in 1977 and sisters Helen Kenny in 1978, Anna Langer in 1994 and Josephine Walz in 2000. Prayer services were held on Thursday evening, February 1, 2001 from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Langenburg. Father Nicholas Porathur presided with Marian Walz as Epistle Reader. The Hymns led by the Folk Choir were Here I Am and Peace Is Flowing Like A River. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday morning, February 2, 2001 with Rev. Nicholas Porathur and Rev. Father Rick Krofchek as Celebrants. St. Joseph's Folk Choir sang the responses to the Liturgy and led in the singing of the hymns Be Not Afraid, The Lord's My Shepherd, On Eagle's Wings, Only A Shadow and How Great Thou Art. The Epistle Readers were Marion Walz and Patrick Thera with Delmarie Thera, Rachel Thera and Jessica Johnson serving as Gift Bearers and Gordon and Marion Walz serving as Communion Ministers. Benjamin Thera was the Cross Bearer with Patrick Thera and Charmaine Campbell as Altar Servers. The Honour Guard were members of St. Joseph's Catholic Women's League. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Leroy, Gordon and Earl Walz, Jerome Stauch, John Thompson and Joseph DeCorby serving as Casket Bearers.

TILLMAN - Connie Debra passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2000 at the Regina General Hospital following a very brief illness. She was 44 years of age. Connie was born on December 7, 1955 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Arthur and Ella (nee Liebrecht) Tillman. Connie attended Windsor School and Lions School in Yorkton. In 1972 she commenced working at the Parkland Ability Centre. Since July, 1987 she had been a resident of the Parkland Villa. Connie enjoyed being with her friends and especially enjoyed coming to the Tillman Christmas Gathering to be with her uncles, aunts and all her cousins. Predeceased by her father in 1974, her mother in 1992 and two siblings in infancy; Connie leaves to cherish her memory Wilfred Reeves of Springside; her uncles and aunts, Alfred & Loreen Tillman, Edmund & Erna Tillman and Dave & Hilda Tillman, all of Springside, Stan & Linda McKen of Yorkton, Norm & Hertha Klingspon of Otthon, Helmut & Helen Liebrecht and Ewald & Verna Liebrecht, all of Rhein and Velma Clark of Yorkton; many cousins; dear friends Bill & Evelyn Robertson of Springside, Scott Robertson of Springside and Carmel (Tobin) Robertson of Edmonton and many dear friends at the Ability Centre. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 8 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Timm of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springside officiating. The organist, Verna Liebrecht, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns "I Know My Redeemer Lives", "Children of The Heavenly Father" and "Amazing Grace". The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Garry Tillman, Garth Tillman, Bryce Tillman, Brent McKen, Garry Liebrecht and Tim Liebrecht serving as the casket bearers. A tribute to Connie was conveyed by Bev Lacusta.

TOKARCHUK - Garry Tokarchuk was born on March 2, 1954 in Preeceville, Saskatchewan, the second of three children born to Michael and Jean Tokarchuk. He grew up on a farm outside of Lintlaw, Saskatchewan. Garry received his education at Lintlaw Elementary until Grade 8, then finished his education at Kelvington High School. Even at an early age, Garry demonstrated how important family was in his life and worked hard to ensure that they were looked after. He was always willing to help out at the family farm and lend support to his Grandparents. At the age of 18, Garry moved to Yorkton where he lived with his sister, Gerri and her husband, Harry Paylor. During the summer months, he worked at a farm just outside of Yorkton as well as for a local drywalling company. Soon after moving to Yorkton, Garry met the love of his life, Dorothy Dyck. Garry and Dorothy courted for three years and began their married life together on October 25, 1975 and celebrated 35 years of married life this past fall. On November 6, 1977 they began their family and welcomed their first son, Bradley, into their lives. Two years later, Calvin was born and three years after that the family welcomed Melanie. Garry’s passion for drywall continued to grow and at the age of 31, he and Dorothy opened their company Du-All Drywall. Du-All began as a small local business, but through his hard work and dedication to his craft, the business flourished for 25 years and will continue on with his son, Calvin. During his life, Garry enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, attending Roughrider Games, and completing home renovations. Garry is well known for his kind and generous nature, exceptional work ethic and his witty sense of humour. In the summer of 2004, Garry was diagnosed with cancer and like everything else in his life he battled and worked hard to rid the cancer from his body. On January 14, 2011, after almost seven years of fighting the illness, his pain was relieved and Garry died peacefully with his family by his side. Garry is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; and their three children, Brad (Michelle), Calvin, Melanie and his two grandchildren, Dylan and Taylor. He is also survived by his parents, Mike and Jean; his sister, Gerri (Harry); his brother, Lloyd (Allison) and numerous nephews and nieces. Garry was predeceased by his grandparents, his uncles, aunts and his mother-in-law, father-in-law and brother-in-law. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from St Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from St Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

TYMKO - Rose (nee Cmoc) formerly of Yorkton, Sask. entered into eternal rest on June 25, 2010. She was 95 years. Rose was born on August 14, 1914 at Goodeve, Sask. She was the daughter of Mike & Katie Cmoc. She received her education at Beaver Hill School. Rose was united in marriage to Philip Tymko at Ituna on October 17, 1943. They spent most of their married life in Yorkton. Rose enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and loved quilting, sewing, crocheting and making all kinds of crafts. She gave most of her crafts away to her family and friends. She was a very giving and kind hearted person. She enjoyed going out for coffee with her friends and to the casino. She will always be remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends. Due to failing health, Rosie moved to Prince Albert in October 2005 to live with her son, Ron and his wife. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Philip in 1996, her parents and four brothers, Milko, John, Fred and Joe, sister’s Olga and Julia. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebration of her life by her three sons, Syd (Joan) of Black Falls, Alberta, Ron (Dianne) of Prince Albert and Larry (Barb) of Brooks, Alberta; her grandchildren, Chad, Chris, Tara, Kelly, Tanner, Tracey and Darcy. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, July 2nd at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Ray Lukie, C.Ss.R. of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses were led by Ed. Pindus and members of Parish Choir. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Larry Tymko, Tanner Tymko, Tara Ireland, Chris Tymko, Kelly Tymko and Laurie Labelle serving as the casket bearers.

TYSOWSKI - Allen, resident of the Park Unit of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2002. He was 30 years, 5 months and 18 days of age. Allen James Tysowski was born on November 4, 1971 at Yorkton, Sask; son of Tena (nee Derkatch) and Larry Tysowski. He was raised in Yorkton and received his education at the local schools. While attending the Yorkton Regional High School, Allen loved to play football for the Raiders. He was very athletic and excelled at all sports. Allen became incapacitated during his high school years and had been bedridden at home for the past 10 years under the care of his mother. Throughout these difficult years, Allen tried to make the best of his situation. He enjoyed playing video games by himself and with his friend Greg. His favourite saying was 'down the drain'. Needing further care, for the past eight months Allen had been a resident of the Park Unit of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Allan was a joy as a brother and was a great son. We will miss him deeply. Now sister Sheila, brother Dwayne, grandpa Bronie and grandpa and grandma Fern & Tony Derkatch and nephew Shawn get to enjoy his company until we will be together again. He is survived by his loving mother Tena of Gorlitz, father Larry of Yorkton, grandmother Rose Tysowski of Yorkton, brother Blane Tysowski of Yorkton, sister Sherry Slatford of Gorlitz, brother-in-law Brad Slatford of Pense, nephew Larry Slatford of Pense, nieces Crystal Slatford of Gorlitz and Beverley Slatford (Mike Langlois) of Yarbo and great nephew Alexander Langlois of Yarbo, as well as aunts, uncles and his many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Thursday evening, April 25, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Archdeacon Ken Buchan of Holy Trinity Anglican Church officiated.

TYSOWSKI -Larry Tysowski, age 74 of Extendicare/ Parkside Nursing Home passed away March 5, 2011. Predeceased by daughters: Sheila Tysowski and Sherry (Tysowski) Slatford; sons Dwayne and Allan; grandson Shawn Slatford; great grandson Alex Langlois; and by his sister Gloria Tysowski. Larry is survived by his spouse Tena of Canora, SK; son Blane Tysowski (April Christianson) of Regina; grandchildren: Bev (Mike) Langlois of Indian Head, Crystal Slatford of Regina, Larry Slatford of Regina, and Taryn Tysowski of Regina. Also four great grandchildren. His brother Ron (Carol) Tysowski of Yorkton; sister Betty (Wilfred) Salahub of Kamsack, and their families. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2:00pm from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre, Yorkton. Interment in the Garden of St. Mark.

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VANIN - Eileen Mabel of Edmonton and formerly of Yorkton passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at the Capital Care Norwood Centre in Edmonton. She was 58 years of age. Eileen was born on January 18, 1945 at Swan River, Manitoba. Eileen received her education at Benito and shortly after this moved to Weyburn and began working at the Weyburn Psychiatric Centre as a nurses aid. While working there Eileen was united in marriage to Harry Vanin on August 2, 1963 at the Pelly United Church, a man that she had met at Pelly, Sask. In 1968 Eileen and Harry moved to Yorkton where they both were employed at the Yorkton Mental Health Centre. After Harry died in 1988 Eileen lived and worked in Yorkton eventually retiring in 1995. She moved to Edmonton to live with her daughter and her family in 2003 After her health began to decline Eileen moved to the Capital Care Norwood Centre. Eileen loved her grandchildren and their visits and they all had a special bond with her. She also loved to read, play cards, crochet and do puzzles. Eileen enjoyed being in the outdoors and had a true love and appreciation for nature. Eileen leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her son Ron of Regina, SK., a daughter Lori and her husband Kevin Moldowan of Edmonton, AB.; three grandchildren: Travis, James and Tylor of Edmonton AB and her sisters: Ethel (Eugene) Kalanchey of Aaron, SK., Lila (Richard) Yagelnesky of Saskatoon, SK., Marian of Winnipeg, MB., Bonnie of Brandon, MB., and Shirley of B.C. Eileen was predeceased by her parents and her husband Harry. Funeral services were held on Monday morning, December 1, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. Reflections and remembrances of Eileen's life were given by her grandsons: Travis, James and Tylor. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Travis and James Moldowan, Bill Young, Ernie Moldowan, Jim Young and Dennis Vanin

VANIN - Philip, beloved husband of Trudine Vanin of Yorkton passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, May 24, 2001. He was 72 years of age. Philip Vanin was born on November 26, 1928 on the family farm in the Pelly district of Saskatchewan, a son of Annie (nee Legebokoff) and James Vanin. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Racing Lake School. As a young man Philip remained at home helping on the farm until venturing north to Churchill, Manitoba, where he found work as a grain handler at the grain terminals. As this was seasonal work, he returned home each winter. On November 2, 1963 he was united in marriage to Trudine Lister at St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. Following their marriage the couple lived at Pelly for a few years before moving to Yorkton, where they have since resided. After moving to Yorkton, Philip began employment at Morris Rod-Weeder. Following several years of employment, he took an early retirement, mostly due to health problems. As his health permitted, Philip worked for a couple of summers for local farmers in the area. He enjoyed operating the machinery and doing field work. A friendly but quiet individual, Philip kept mostly to himself, leading a quiet retirement. He enjoyed tinkering with small engines and working on his car. He liked being outdoors tending to his garden during the summer months. Philip's health had been in steady decline in recent years. He was predeceased by his parents, by brothers Leo and Harry, a brother-in-law Fred Strelioff, and a nephew John Strelioff. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Trudine; two sons, Dennis Robert and his wife June of Moose Jaw and their children Nathan and Caleb; and Brian Douglas (Janice) of Langley BC; one sister, Vera Strelioff of Benito, Manitoba and a sister-in-law Eileen Vanin of Yorkton and their families. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Daryl Woods of St. Andrew's United Church officiated. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi, led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace and Church in the Wildwood. Cremation followed.

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WALTER - Clara (nee Peepeetch) was born on September 4, 1921 on the Little Bone reserve, south of Yorkton, Saskatchewan; a daughter of John and Theresa (nee Akapew) Peepeetch. Clara received her education at Lebret before returning to help at home. As a young woman she began working out on her own. Clara held many occupations in her life and she considered herself a jack of all trades. She was united in marriage to Bill Walters in Ontario. The couple returned to Saskatchewan and worked on a farm near Clavet for a number of years. Bill passed away in the 1960's and following that time Clara traveled a lot, staying with family and friends. She always kept herself busy and was never one to sit idle. Clara took great pride in her culture and enjoyed the traditional ways. She was always willing to keep up with current events and to better herself. Reading was a favorite pastime. Clara passed away following a brief illness on Friday, August 23, 2002. She was 80 years of age. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, sisters Mary Jane Peepeetch and Lillian Pelletier, a brother Michael Peepeetch, and by grandchildren Frances, Neil and Ryan Peepeetch. She is survived by four sons, Franklin of Los Angeles, Spencer of Winnipeg, and Cameron and Lloyd in Saskatchewan; daughter Christina Peepeetch of Yorkton, Joyce Sasbrink-Harkema of Saskatoon, Delores Peepeetch of Regina and Corrine Peepeetch in Ontario, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, a sister Velma Redwood of Cowessess, and a special cousin, Sidney and his wife Sharon Peepeetch and family, as well as her many other relatives and friends. A wake was held at The Friendship Centre on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. with prayers to follow at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services were held from St. Gerard's Church, Yorkton at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2002. Interment to follow in the Little Bone Cemetery on the Little Bone Reserve.

WANNER - Trina Lee (nee Russell), of Yorkton, Sask. passed away with her husband Lorne by her side on Friday, October 26, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 60 years of age. Trina Wanner was born November 14, 1946 in Deloraine, Manitoba ; a daughter of Harold and Isabel (nee Perry) Russell. While she was very young Trina was diagnosed with Perthe's disease and spent two years in Children's Hospital in Calgary, Alberta where she took her first two grades of school. While there her family lived in Royalties, Alberta and from there moved back to Manitoba where Trina went to school in Cramer. Her family then moved to Alida, Saskatchewan, where she continued her public education. Trina attended high school in Oxbow, Saskatchewan; and from there moved to Saskatoon where she obtained her Cosmetology Certificate. While in Saskatoon she met Lorne Wanner and they were married in 1969. From Saskatoon a move was made to Whitehorse, Yukon where the family spent the next 7 years. In 1976 the family moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan and Lorne opened a Shoppers Drug Mart. While the boys attended school Trina was a "stay at home mom". Trina worked for Yorkton Minor Sports as a secretary/coordinator for a few years in the 1990's. She became somewhat of a "self - taught" computer whiz and used her talents to research the ancestry of her and Lorne's families as far back as the 16th Century. After her diagnosis and surgery in 2002 it was her decision to "live' with her cancer. She maintained a very busy lifestyle after her diagnosis. She was able to redesign the back yard, replace the flooring in the house, paint and continue with her crafts that she so enjoyed. In her later years she developed a real love and talent for flower garden design. Her most special times were those spent with her family; especially the grandchildren. After three metastases and surgeries with subsequent chemo therapy and radiation treatments the cancer became unresponsive. She leaves to celebrate her life her husband Lorne; her sons: Jeff Wanner (Leona) their children: Tristan and Paige. Steve Wanner, Scott Wanner (his children Macey and Aiden) and their mother Cindy and Kelly Wanner. Also, her mother and father Isabel and Harold Russell; brothers: Paul, Craig (Lori), Brent and Robin and also celebrating the life she led is her husband's family: his father John, sister Linda (Don), brothers: David (Pat), Brian (Raeann) her many nieces and nephews. Trina was predeceased by her mother-in-law Mathilda Wanner. A prayer vigil service was held on Tuesday evening, October 30, 2007 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton Saskatchewan. Carol Nagy was the pianist leading the choir and congregation in the Hymns: Prayer of St. Francis" and Psalm 122. Gabrielle Hamilton was the reader with Greg Dubois as Altar Server. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday morning October 31, 2007 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. The Lecters and readers were Gabrielle and Larry Hamilton with the cantor being Eugene Kuemper. Joe Swedja and Tom Pasloski were the Altar servers with Trina's grandson Tristan Wanner serving as Cross Bearer. Lorraine Lysak was the Organist leading the Congregation and Choir in the Hymns. The urn bearers were Trina's sons: Jeff, Steve, Scott, Kelly and her husband Lorne with the interment taking place in the Columbarium at the Yorkton City Cemetery.

WARCOMIKA - Steve. On Sunday March 24, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre Steve Warcomika entered eternal rest peacefully with his family at his side at the age of 70 years. Steven was born May 10, 1931 in the York Lake District of Sask. He was a son born to John Warcomika and Margaret Lucki. Steve lived and worked on the farm by York Lake attending the York Lake School for one year. He moved to Yorkton in 1945 and continued his education at Simpson School and completed it at St. Joseph's College. On November 8, 1949 Steve was united in marriage to Elsie Paley at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Yorkton. This union was blessed with three children and five grandchildren. He began employment with Black Woods Beverages and the Coca Cola Company. Following this he was employed with Western Grocers for twelve years before operating a leather and suede cleaning business until his retirement. During his life Steve loved to garden, play golf; he bowled for numerous years and loved to fish and visit with family, friends and neighbours. His love of his grandchildren always kept him busy. Steve leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life his loving wife Elsie of 42 years. One son Steven and his wife Charlotte and their son Alexander of Yorkton. Two daughters Barb and her husband Randy Pidherny and their children Kaitlyn and Michael of Preeceville, Heather and her husband Michael Flavel of Regina and their children Christopher and Terri. Also one sister Ann (Joe) Krystyniak of Saskatoon along with numerous nieces nephews brothers and sisters in law and friends. Steve was predeceased by his father in December 24, 1963, his mother April 1983 and uncles, aunts and cousins. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday afternoon, March 27, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Yorkton with Father Bryan Bayda as Celebrant. The responses to the Liturgy were sung by the St. Mary's Funeral Choir. Rod Reed was the Cross Bearer with Michael Flavel reading the Epistle. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Harry Paley, John Pasishnik, Peter Yachina, Terry Halushka, Mike Stefanyshyn and Robert Mehling serving as Casket Bearers.

WARMINGER - Ellen (nee Tooley) passed away peacefully at the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton on Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at the age of 99 years. She will be sadly missed by her husband A. G. "Bert" Warminger of Anderson Lodge; daughter Donna Withers; two granddaughters and their husbands, Leanne and Don Macdonald and Susanne and Ross Baird; and one great grandson Craig Macdonald, all currently residing in Ontario. Ellen was predeceased by her son-in-law, John Withers. At Ellen's request there will be no funeral service. The interment will take place at a later date.

WASYLYK - Mitchell was born on October 8, 1920 on a farm at Meacham, Sask. to Onufry and Eudokia (nee Knahnickia) Wasylyk. Mitch as he was known received his schooling at Meacham. He served in the Armed Services from 1942 to 1945 in the 25th. Regiment under the North Eastern Atlantic Command. After his stint with the Armed Forces, he worked for one year for General Motors in Oshawa, Ont. returning home afterward to help on the family farm. It was during his farming life that he took a Specialized Motor Mechanics Course in Moose Jaw, Sk. as well as an Arc and Gas Welding Course in Regina. In 1963 he and Anastasia Dzuba were united in marriage at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and made Yorkton their home. During the course of their married life, they generously sponsored seminarians, one (Fr. Rocky Grimard) in Canada and eleven in South America. Their pilgrimage to various shrines in Poland in 1991 was one of the many highlights of their life together. Mitch was employed in Yorkton including the Corona Hotel, Crolls Department Store and Security at the Yorkton Union Hospital. He will be remembered as a good hearted and sincere person who had an interesting way of telling stories. He, along with Anastasia will also be remembered for their large garden and the many trees that grew in their yard and Mitch’s talents with woodworking. Mitch entered eternal rest on Monday, March 20, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 85 years. He will be missed and his memory will be cherished by his sister Pearl and her husband John Koroluk of Saskatoon; a brother-in-law Mike Dychko of Meacham, Sk and numerous nieces,nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and many aquaintances. Mitch was predeceased by his parents; his wife Anastasia, brothers and their wives: Nicholas (Anne), Fred (Olga); sisters: Anne and her husband Peter, Pauline Dychko and two brothers in infancy Michael and Dmytro.

WIESINGER - Erwin, our beloved husband, dad, grandfather and great grandfather passed away peacefully at North One Nursing Home, Yorkton SK with his wife Jeanette by his side on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at the age of 81. Erwin was born on February 28th, 1929 to Bernhard and Johanna (Jabs) Wiesinger at Churchbridge, SK. Pastor M. Richter baptized Erwin on March 17, 1929 and confirmed him on April 6, 1944. Erwin attended Logburg School, north of Churchbridge, and in his earlier years helped on the farm. He completed his mechanical training in Edmonton in 1952 and worked at a garage in Churchbridge while holding onto his dream of one day opening his own service station. Erwin met the love of his life, Jeanette (Haberstock) and they married on June 28th, 1952. They were blessed with seven children. In 1957 Erwin's dream came to fruition as he and his father built Erwin's Esso Service and the family home on hwy # 9, three miles north of Yorkton. Several months later his Brother-in-law Elmer joined him and as partners they operated and graciously served the community as Erwin & Elmer's Esso Service. He continued to build his business and raise his family for the next 36 years until his retirement in 1993. Erwin enjoyed quiet moments in creation, planting and pruning trees, but mostly harvesting berries. His favorite pastime was fishing. He freely gave his time in his church and wider community such as treasurer on the stewardship committee and leading in the scouting program. Erwin enjoyed travelling to see family, but most of all he loved entertaining guests around the table in meal, card playing or around a cribbage board. He will be remembered for his strong embraces and hearty laughter. He was predeceased by his parents, Bernhard and Johanna (Jabs) Wiesinger as well as infant granddaughters, Taryn and Tessa Myrfield. Left to cherish Erwin's memory are his wife of 58 years, Jeanette; his seven children: Judy (Ted) Chartier, St. Albert, AB; David (Jill) Wiesinger, St. Albert, AB; Susan (Kerry) Brown, St. Albert, AB; Mark (Sue) Wiesinger, Saskatoon, SK; Robert (Holly) Wiesinger, Vancouver, BC; Linda (Robert) Arychuk-Sauvageau, Morinville, AB and Dawn Myrfield, Saskatoon, SK. Twenty grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Lisa (Ben) Heide (Reid & Dexter), Mark (Michelle) Chartier (Noah), Ryan Chartier, Troy Chartier, Janice Wiesinger, Justin Wiesinger, John (Stacey) Brown (Sadie & Caleb), Micah Brown, Robin Brown, Joshua Wiesinger, Sheena Wiesinger, Jessica Wiesinger, Josie Wiesinger, Mitch Wiesinger, Elise Wiesinger, Ashton Arychuk, Keely Arychuk, Graham Arychuk, Gray Myrfield and Colton Myrfield. His sister Elda (Norman) Wentland, Stony Plain, AB; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held on Monday, May 31st at Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton with Rev. Harold D. Haberstock as the Officiant and Vicar Douglas Zahner as the Liturgist. The organist, Verna Liebrecht led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "Abide With Me", "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and "Rock of Ages". The interment followed in the Garden of at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Mark Chartier, Justin Wiesinger, Joshua Wiesinger, Ashton Arychuk, Gray Myrfield and Colton Myrfield serving as the casket bearers. Our family wishes to sincerely thank the wonderful nursing care from Yorkton Union Hospital, Jowsey House, Invermay Health Centre and North One Nursing Home for all the love, care and support.

WERESCHUK - Reginald Kenneth (known as Reg), passed away on February 7th, 2006 at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta with family and friends at his side. He was diagnosed in mid October and fought a brief but valiant battle with cancer. He was born to Kenneth and Virginia (nee Eftoda) Wereschuk on March 30th, 1955 at Yorkton Hospital. He attended Angus Spice School, Dr. Brass School, Yorkton Regional High School and University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. He did a tour with Canada World Youth, then lived and worked in Vancouver and returned to Yorkton when his dad was diagnosed with cancer. During that time Reg was employed at the Yorkton psychiatric hospital. Reg's dad passed away in September of 1981 after which Reg continued to work in Yorkton until February of 1982. When he felt his mom could live on her own he then moved to Edmonton where he resided and worked until his passing. Reg was a diehard Toronto Maple Leaf fan, even in Edmonton's Gretzky days when it was almost not safe to be a Leafs fan he attended their games and cheered them on. He had a great love of music and good times, and he certainly had a great twist to his enjoyment of everyday life situations. Reg frequently spent time with friends fishing, relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. One of his favorite hobbies was spending time in his garden of which he was very proud. His passion in life was working at the Alberta Hospital where he worked as a psychiatric aide. Reg was a fun loving, kind and friendly person and most amazing in settling people's feuds be it friends or total strangers. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Reg was pre-deceased by grandfather Bill Wereschuk (1929), grandmother Mary Eftoda (1943), grandfather Ely Eftoda (1947), uncle Wollie Oliowski (1977), step-grandfather John Oliowski (1980), father Kenneth Wereschuk (1981) and grandmother Raya Oliowski (1993). Reg is survived by his mother Virginia Wereschuk, sister Kendra and brother-in-law Gary de Vries, Auntie Mary and Uncle Peter Sauchuk of Roblin, Auntie Marge Oliowski, Auntie Anne Eftoda, both of Yorkton, numerous cousins and a host of good friends. Prayer services were held on Sunday, February 12, 2006 from the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Monday, February 13, 2006 from the Holy Transfiguration Church. Rev. Father Roman Kocur officiated. Cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky, assisted by members of the parish choir, led in the singing of responses. The crossbearer was Leonard Harasen, bannerbearers were Barry Kuzyk and Andrew Wereschuk. All who shared in Reg's life were considered as the honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ron Tkatchuk, George Tkatchuk, Wally Matweyko, Roy Allen, Ken Kozak, and Elmer Eftoda serving as the casket bearers. At the memorial luncheon following the interment, Randy Atkinson of Yorkton and two co-workers from Edmonton gave tributes to Reg. Father Roman offered thanks on behalf of the family.

WESSAN - Augustine "Gus", beloved husband of Pauline Wessan passed away peacefully at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home at the age of 89 years. Augustine 'Gus' Wessan was born on May 1, 1912 in Skala, Ukraine, the only son of Alex and Antonina (nee Hrabchuk) Wesochansky. Gus came to Canada at the age of fourteen to the Stenen district of Saskatchewan. He farmed with his family in the Stenen district until his marriage to Pauline Soltys on February 17, 1934 at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canora. Gus continued to farm until 1974 when he retired and moved into Yorkton. Gus and Pauline were always wonderful hosts and enjoyed visiting and playing cards with company. Gus was an avid sports fan and loved watching baseball and hockey. He also enjoyed fishing and carpentry. In Yorkton Gus was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and was active with the New Horizons Seniors Citizens. Gus passed away on Thursday July 12, 2001 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was eighty nine years of age. He was predeceased by his parents and his step father. Gus leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Pauline, of Yorkton; son Eugene (Claire) of Gloucester, ON; daughters Annette (Harold) Gogal of Springside, SK and Gladys (Alex) Nahachewsky of Saskatoon, SK.; grandchildren Paulette, Joanne, Carl, James, Jesse and Derek; great-grandchildren Danielle, Paula, Jasmine, Jordan, Joshua and Kieran. Prayer services were held on Monday, July 16th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday July 17th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church,Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Ray Lukie, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was James Nahachewsky and the crossbearer was Gladys Nahachewsky. All those in attendance were considered honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Eugene Wessan, Harold Gogal, Jesse Wessan, Carl Nahachewsky, James Nahachewsky and Alex Nahachewsky served as the casket bearers. Following the memorial luncheon, son Eugene expressed words of appreciation to all and grandson Carl Nahachewsky paid tribute to his grandfather. The family wishes to thank Dr. Myburgh and the staff at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home for the care given to Gus.

WESSAN - Pauline (nee Soltys), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2002. She was 88 years of age. Pauline Wessan was born on March 24, 1914 at Sifton, Manitoba; a daughter of Michael and Anna (nee Burtniak) Soltys. As an infant, she moved with her parents to their homestead north of Canora, Saskatchewan and as a child attended the Meadowdale School. Pauline helped her parents on the farm until her marriage to Gus Wessan on February 17, 1934. Together, they raised a family and farmed in the Stenen district until September of 1975, when they retired and moved to Yorkton. In retirement Pauline briefly worked as a cook at the Yorkton Hotel and was a willing volunteer cook at St. Mary's Hall for many years. She was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, UCWLC Branch #1 and the Senior Citizen's Club. During her years in the Stenen district, she also volunteered her time with functions at St. Nicholas Parish. Throughout her life, Pauline was an avid gardener and enjoyed sewing, crocheting and cooking. Her grandchildren treasured their summers and Christmas holidays with 'Baba' on the farm and later in Yorkton. Her sense of humor brought joy to her home and her faith served as a model to her family. Her love of singing was evident at church and family gatherings. In October of 1998 she became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, where she had resided until her passing. Predeceased by her husband Gus in July of 2001, parents Michael and Anna, brothers Nick, Bill, John, Metro, Peter, Fred, and Steve Soltys, and a sister Mary Waselyshyn. She is survived by her two daughters, Annette (Harold) Gogal of Springside, and Gladys (Alex) Nahachewsky of Saskatoon, a son Eugene (Claire) of Ottawa; six grandchildren, Paulette (Dan) Jean-Marie & Joanne (Jerome) Hango; Carl (Donna) Nahachewsky & James (Carol) Nahachewsky; Jesse Wessan & Derek Wessan; six great grandchildren, Danielle, Paula, Jasmine, Jordan, Joshua & Kieran; and one great great granddaughter Bryanna. Also a sister Ann Lukey of Parry Sound, Ontario, and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Monday evening, November 11, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Rev. Father Methodius Kushko officiated. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. Members of the UCWLC branch #1 formed an honor guard, the crossbearer was Susan Pisiak, the flagbearer was Verna Moroz, Anne Abrametz and Mary Tratch carried the church banners and Natalie Sakundiak, Anne Glute and Mary Lazurko carried the UCWLC Wreath. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemene at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Harold Gogal, Alex Nahachewsky, Dan Jean-Marie, Eugene Wessan, Carl Nahachewsky and James Nahachewsky serving as the casketbearers.

WHITBY - John Whitby. On October 31, 2011, at the age of 89 years, John Whitby of Gravelbourg, SK, passed away peacefully at the Foyer d'Youville in Gravelbourg, with his loving family by his side. John was born to Thomas and Isabella Whitby on December 21, 1921, in Yorkton, SK. He moved to Lafleche in 1951 to work as an accountant. John was a school board administrator for the Wood River School Division for thirty-five years and retired in 1989. John married Claire Morin in 1954 and they were blessed with three children. John and Claire retired to Gravelbourg and enjoyed spending the summer months golfing at Thomson Lake and visiting their children and grandchildren. John loved his family and will be greatly missed. John is survived by his wife Claire (nee Morin); son Gary (Susan), grandchildren Brett (Julie) and Lisa (Blaine); son Donald (Teresa), grandchildren Alyssa and Breann; son Larry. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Isabella Whitby; brothers Don, Tom and Jim; sister Joan Hooker. John received the Last Rights from Father Joseph Strohhofer on Saturday, October 29, 2011. As per John's request no funeral service will be held. A private family interment will take place at a later date.

<>b>WINTONYK - Anne Wintonyk of Yorkton entered eternal rest on April 14, 2013 at the age of 97 years. Anne was born on June 11, 1915 in the Stornoway district, a daughter of Alex and Maria (nee Zacharuk) Wintonyk. She was raised on the family farm and attended Geddes School. Throughout her lifetime Anne worked at numerous jobs and locations, including Vancouver, Panama and Detroit. She moved back to Yorkton to enjoy her retirement. Predeceased by her father Alex in 1969, mother Maria in 1985, sisters Anita in 1995 and Helen in 2000 and brother Nick in 1997; she is survived by two nephews Wylsen and Terry of Saltcoats, niece Diana Wintonyk of Saskatoon and sister-in-law Marie Wintonyk of Saltcoats. A Panakhyda Service was held on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church officiating. The cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky and parish choir members sang the responses. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Terry Wintonyk, Diana Wintonyk, Jack Grandquist, Eleanor Grandquist, Murray Bialobzyski and Larry German serving as the casket bearers. Vichnaya Pamyat! Memory Eternal!

<>b>WINTONYK - Barry Wintonyk, 1957 - 2013. Barry began his new life, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, April 15, 2013. He passed away at Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Yorkton SK, following a lengthy illness at the age of 55 years. Barry is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Elaine (nee Rae), his two sons, Jesse of Yorkton and Jody (Crystal Schneider) of Saskatoon, his parents, Mary and Walter Wintonyk of Yorkton (formerly of Churchbridge), mother-in-law Hilary Rae of Surrey BC, two brothers and sister-in-law, Rick Wintonyk and his children Grayden and Callen of Lac du Bonnet MB, and Rob and Karen Wintonyk and their children Rebecca and Isabella of Kitchener ON, brothers-in-law Raymond Rae (Susan Wingate) of Surrey BC, Leslie (Patricia) Rae of Lethbridge AB and their families. He will also be remembered by uncles and aunts, George and Lorraine Flunder of Yorkton, Rodney and Adelia Flunder of Churchbridge and Mary Rubelitz of Yorkton as well as cousins and many friends. Barry was predeceased by his father-in-law Ernie Rae and grandparents Jim and Dora Flunder and Metro and Nettie Wintonyk. Barry and Elaine married in 1982 and settled in Churchbridge, where Barry worked with IMC (now Mosaic) at K1 and K2. He started his employment underground and later joined the staff at IMC in 1987 as Safety Supervisor. He served as instructor for the Mine Rescue teams and was responsible for supervising safety issues of IMC employees. Barry was eventually promoted to Occupational Health and Safety Supervisor. All who came to work at Mosaic over the years knew Barry as he was responsible for the orientation of new Mosaic employees as well as the employees of any Contractors. From 1990 to 1993, Barry and his wife Elaine, also owned and operated the "Pool Room" and then "Splashers" in Churchbridge. They moved to Yorkton in 1995 and due to his illness, Barry left his employment with Mosaic in 2010. Barry enjoyed several sports including baseball, hockey, golf, darts and the occasional game of poker. He coached his brothers and sons in hockey. Barry also was very involved with the Churchbridge Imperials over the years. As a member of the Army and Navy and The Royal Canadian Legion he played in the dart leagues at these organizations and served on the executive of both leagues. He participated in District and Provincial Dart Championships for these leagues. Barry also played darts for the Yorkton Elks and earned his spot on the 2008 Provincial Team playing in the National Championship. A prayer vigil was held on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, April 22 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Francis Hengen as the Celebrant. Gift Bearers were Rebecca and Isabella Wintonyk. Grayden and Callen Wintonyk were Honorary Giftbearers. Rick and Rob Wintonyk, Rodney and George Flunder and Leslie and Raymond Rae served as the casketbearers. A reception followed in the parish complex with brothers, Rick and Rob Wintonyk sharing tributes and words of remembrance on behalf of the family. A family committal service followed in the family plot in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with sons, Jesse and Jody Wintonyk serving as the urn bearers.

WOOD - Elmer Dewitt sadly left us with heavy hearts to be with the Lord, May 3, 2003 after a short stay at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre ICU Unit. Elmer was born June 8, 1919 in Cadillac SK to Dewitt and Ethel Wood. The family relocated to Penzance SK where Elmer took his schooling to Grade 8, as well as helping his dad in the Blacksmith Shop. In September, 1939 Elmer made the decision to join the Army in Regina, SK with No. 1 Ordnance Field Park RCOC, arriving in Great Britain with the First Contingent December, 1939, stationed in Aldershot England. There he received extensive training with the British forces. Later was stationed at Epsom, Surrey where he met the love of his life and lifelong companion Stella Hopkins, and they were married August 9, 1943. Elmer then transferred to Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (RCEME). He took active part in the evacuation of Dunkirk, and served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany while Stella and daughter Monette departed for Canada, arriving in Kenaston, SK in 1945. Six months later Elmer returned to Canada, reunited with Stella and Monette and they relocated to Melfort, SK where Elmer acquired a mechanics job with Melfort Motors, and their son Kenneth was born. In 1948, Elmer moved the family back to Great Britain where he was employed in London with Building and Civil Engineers until 1952. Itchy feet kicked in again and Elmer moved the family back to Canada settling in Davidson SK, where Elmer was employed at Sekulich's Garage as a mechanic, and their second daughter Virginia was born. In 1956, Elmer decided to own/operate his own business, so relocated to Girvin, SK where he mostly repaired farm machinery for 15 years. Over the years, in Girvin, Elmer was very involved with the Girvin United Church as an elder, as well a church repairs, held office as the Town Overseer. Both Elmer and Stella enjoyed many years as Square and Round Dance instructors, twice a month traveling to various communities Penzance, Holdfast, Liberty, Stalwart, Findlater, Tugaske and Lucky Lake, as well as Jamborees at Waskesiu and Kenosee Lakes. In 1971, Elmer sold the business and house and moved to Melfort for a short 2 years, where he was employed at the GM dealership. The search for a retirement community ended in 1973 with the move to Yorkton. Until his retirement, Elmer worked as service manager for the GM and Chrysler dealerships in Yorkton, as well as service manager at Pioneer Pontiac in Melville. He was also employed with the Corps of Commissionaires until the late 1990's, when his health no longer allowed him to work. Elmer had many hobbies and interests, he was a member of the Legion, loved gardening, constructing bird houses, planters, plant stands, spoon racks, a motorized model airplane (although he didn't have the heart to fly it in case it crashed), and many items too numerous to list. We were always proud of the fact that repairmen were never required, no matter what needed to be repaired or constructed dad had the ability. Elmer and Stella enjoyed many years of golfing, camping, biking, hiking, cruise ship vacations, and various driving vacations across Canada and the states. The grandchildren have many fond memories camping with Nana and Gramps, Nana would read stories when it was raining, and Gramps was kept busy constructing make-shift nets so the children could scoop for minnows and such off the docks. Elmer leaves to cherish his memory wife Stella of 60 years, eldest daughter Monette (Bob) Palmer - Bladworth, SK; youngest daughter Virginia (Vinson) Johnson - Saskatoon, SK; two grandchildren Nathan and Sharman Johnson - Saskatoon, SK; one brother Lorne (Bernie) Wood, one sister Alice Thompson, sisters-in-law Betty Wood, Monica (Tony) Clements, Doreen Patrick, Dolly Hopkins, and many nieces and nephews in Canada and Great Britain. Elmer was predeceased by his parents Dewitt and Ethel Wood, his only son Kenneth, brothers Thomas and Edward Wood, sister-in-law Marjorie Wood, brothers-in-law Jim Thompson, Irvine Hopkins, Ralph Patrick, and one niece Lynn Thompson. We'll forever remember Elmer, dad, and gramps for his witty sense of humor, quick answers, and off the wall sayings. His family was very important to him, our happiness and well-being. He taught Nathan to play crib and they spent hours trying to out-do one another. Sharman and gramps spent endless hours playing crazy eights and the matching game. His grandchildren were the apples of his eyes. We are very fortunate for the length of time we had him, and the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren, but he wasn't able to fight the battle anymore. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, May 9, 2003 from St. Andrews United Church Yorkton, with Sheila Lavender officiating. Shani Apland was the organist leading the Choir and Congregation in the Hymns. The Solo "Spirit Of Gentleness" was sung by Cherie Bown. The scripture readings and reflections of Elmer's life were given by his grandchildren, Nathan and Sharman Johnson. The ushers were Jim Appel and Doug Jaques. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Ross Branch # 77 performed the Legion Burial Rite. The Padre was Rev. Irving Fraser. Mike Bidnock was the Sergeant-at-arms with Nick Koshman, Peter Wyatt, Fred Fenske, John Zaretski serving as the colour guard with John Miller as Bugler. The Piper was Robert McFadyen. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Alvin McFadyen, Nick Fostey, Howard Howe, Lorne Fenske, Myron Trafananko and Bill Wood serving as Casket Bearers.

WOOLGAR - Beulah Gudren (nee Slind). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. Beulah Gudren Woolgar was born on April 4, 1918 in the Dahlton district of Saskatchewan; the eighth of nine children born to Tina (nee Thompson) and Gunder Slind. On July 24, 1935 she was united in marriage to Leonard Woolgar, and the couple moved to the Everton district of Saskatchewan, where they farmed and raised their three children, Beverley, Noel and Larry. In 1944 the family left the farm and moved into Dahlton. There, their fourth child, Brenda, was born. Leonard's employment with Federated CO-OP moved them to several towns until they settled in Yorkton in 1961. Beulah enjoyed a very active life. Golfing, camping and fishing were favourite summer pastimes, as was curling in the winter. She was president of the Deer Park Ladies Golf Club for one term and served on the executive of the Ladies Curling Club. She was an active member of St. Andrew's United Church and was involved with the Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She loved sports, especially watching curling on TV, and was a big Rider fan. She loved to sew, garden, cook, and in her later years, read and do crossword puzzles. After Leonard's retirement they purchased a cottage at Greenwater Lake Provincial Park, where they loved to spend their summers and where she continued to enjoy the summers there even after Leonard's passing. Beulah devoted her life to her family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved to watch her grandson's hockey games and would cheer them on. Beulah passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was 91 years of age. Predeceased by her husband Leonard on October 4, 1979; her parents Gunder & Tina; son-in-law, Robert Reid; a great grandson Nathan Newman; her brothers: Gordon, Sverre, Obert, Harold and Carman Slind; sisters: Mabel Ellis and Alta Cutler; sisters-in-law Nellie and Lorraine Slind; brothers-in-law Einar Berg, Raymond Ellis and Grant Cutler, and brother-in-law Arthur Woolgar. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Beverley Reid of Calgary; son Noel (Cheryl Tardif) Woolgar of Middleton, Nova Scotia; son Larry (Sharon) Woolgar of Swan River MB; and daughter Brenda (Gerald) Erhardt of Rhein, SK. Grandchildren: Cindy (Darrell) Ibach, Shelley (Ken) Schmitz, Shannon (Garry) Newman, Sheri (Rick) Furdal, Debbi (Brent Wik) Woolgar, Wendy (Chris) Mitchell, Mark (Tara) Woolgar, Tara Cockburn, Todd Woolgar, Curran (Stephanie) Erhardt, Chad Erhardt, Megan Tardif-Woolgar, Tristan Tardif-Woolgar, and Erin Tardif-Woolgar. Great grandchildren, Bradley, Lauren, Barret, Connor, Taylor, Mason, Candace, Aaron, Kelsey, Brittany, Trina, Kallie, Tanner, Morgan, Hudson, Cole, Carter, Rylee and Leif. Also great-great-grandchildren: Skyla and Mason; a sister: Olive Berg, sisters-in-law: Shirley Slind, Edna Slind, June Slind, Alma Waugh and Alice Woolgar; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. Love you Best, Mom! The funeral service was held on Saturday, October 10, 2009 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Doug Craig officiating. The organist, Shani Apland led members of the choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Amazing Grace', 'How Great Thou Art', and 'Just As I Am'. Reflections and rememberances of Beulah were give by Sharon Woolgar and Curran Erhardt. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Noel Woolgar serving as the urnbearer.

WOWK - Michael, husband of the late Rose Wowk, late of Saskatoon, formerly of Yorkton and Churchbridge, Sask. passed away at the Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon on August 31, 2002 at the age of 88 years. Michael John Wowk was born in the village of Pberesze, county of Stanislawiw, Ukraine on September 22, 1913. He immigrated to Canada in 1914. He attended elementary school at Krasne Rural School, high school at Sheho, Sask. and teacher's college at the Saskatoon Normal School. Michael taught school in the rural schools of Sunny Brae, Runnymede, File Hills and Parkerview, Saskatchewan over a period of eighteen years. He then obtained training to qualify as a Public Administrator for the Municipalities of Surprise Valley at Minton, Saskatchewan and Churchbridge, Saskatchewan and the Town of Churchbridge. Michael also served as Mayor of Churchbridge of the Town of Churchbridge. He was also a successful real estate developer, promoter, and sales agent. Michael was very committed to his family, friends and community. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a loyal friend. He enjoyed gardening and golf was his passion. He used his entrepreneurial spirit to initiate many community projects. Predeceased by his wife Rose(nee Krywulak); son, Wayne; daughter-in-law Sherry Wowk and brothers, Bill, Stanley and Walter; Michael leaves to cherish his memory his children Terrance (Paula) of Saskatoon; Eunice (Leon) Ternan of Luseland, Saskatchewan and daughter-in-law Linda Wowk of Saskatoon; eight grandchildren, Joan (Darren) Dreyer of Langley, BC, Trevor Wowk of Langley, BC, Jason Wowk of Calgary, AB, Steven Ternan and Heather Ternan of Montreal, Quebec, David (Twyla) Wowk of Broadviw, SK, Christopher Wowk of Saskatoon, Karyn Wowk of Whitby/Ajax, ON; five great grand-children, Carly, Carlton, Riley, Owen and Hannah; brother Morris (Doris) Wowk of Red Deer, AB; as well as many nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Wednesday, September 4th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Oleh Kashuba, officiating. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, September 5th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The cross bearer was David Wowk and the epistle reader was Trevor Wowk. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Trevor Wowk, Jason Wowk, Steven Ternan, Heather Ternan, Karyn Wowk and Joan Dreyer serving as the casket bearers. Following the reception at St. Mary's Cultural Centre a tribute was given by daughter, Eunice Ternan.

WRUBELL - Angeline "Angie" Mary (nee Napora) Wrubell passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, October 25, 2010 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Yorkton. She was 93 years of age. Angie was predeceased by her husband, John; her daughter, Jeanette; her parents, Blaize and Agnes Napora; her brothers, Karl Napora, Angus Napora, Tony Napora, John Napora and Joe Napora; her sisters, Bertha Waloschuk and Rose Laub. She is survived by her children, Allan (Lois) Wrubell, Doreen Wrubell, Shirley (Garry) Herman and Ron (Susan) Wrubell. Angie leaves to mourn her six much loved grandchildren, Greg (Tauna) Wrubell, Cathie (Jeff) Mysyk, Jason Wrubell, Brent (Dana) Herman, Jared (Kim Metzler) Wrubell and Shaun Wrubell; and her six precious great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Caitlan, Regan and Afton Wrubell, Emily and Megan Mysyk. Angie was born on February 8, 1917 in the Otthon District of Saskatchewan. She married John Wrubell on April 29, 1942. John and Angie lived in various small communities in Saskatchewan including Fenwood, Otthon, Smiley and Hamton because John was employed with CN Railway. They finally settled in Kamsack, where they raised their family. While in Kamsack in 1952, as well as being a full-time homemaker, Angie supplemented the family income by working as a Nurses’ Aide at the Kamsack Nursing Home and also worked as a housekeeper. Angie also found time to be a member of the CN Women’s Auxiliary. In 1969, John and Angie moved to Yorkton where Angie continued her work as a Nurses’ Aide at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home and at the Yorkton Psychiatric Centre. She retired in February of 1982. Some of Angie’s favourite pastimes were crocheting, sewing, knitting, gardening, playing accordion and cooking wonderful food for her family. Angie was also a member of St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church and was active with the Catholic Women’s League. Angie will be remembered by all who knew her as a kind, giving, hard working and faith filled woman. A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from St Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from St Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

WULFF - Joyce (nee Cole) of Yorkton beloved wife of the late Chris Wulff passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at St. Paul's Hospital Saskatoon, Sask. She was 71 years of age. Joyce was born on August 8, 1937 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan a daughter of Clarence and Maude (nee Fletcher) Cole. Joyce grew up and attended school in Bangor, Saskatchewan. Joyce raised her children and worked as Care Aid at the Lanigan Care Home. Later the family farmed in the Raymore district and near Yorkton. In Yorkton, Joyce was united in marriage to Chris Wulff on March 27, 1981. Together they operated a mixed farm north of Yorkton. Joyce worked at various retail positions. Her favourite position came when she worked at Fabricland, which combined one of her favourite pastimes with work. Over the years Joyce took various sewing and computer classes. Joyce also worked at the Farmer's Market and was a volunteer for the Soup Haven in Yorkton. Joyce spent many hours relaxing and working on the countless craft and sewing projects she created. She enjoyed watching the Blue Jays, Blue Bombers and curling on television. Visiting and spending time with her family whether it was in person, by telephone, computer or even texting! Annual shopping trips with her daughters were another opportunity and way to get together. Her children and later grand and great grandchildren was the focus and greatest joy in Joyce's life. Joyce was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Chris on May 18, 2005. She leaves to cherish her memory her five children and their families: two sons, Kim (Rosalie) Young of Saskatoon, SK and Richard (Carol) Young of Lloydminster, AB; three daughters, Cindy (Bob) Farrington of Saskatoon, Susan (David) Fellows of Penticton, BC and Sherry Kaminski of Regina; nineteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; her brother Dean Cole of BC and one sister Joan (Gil) Cmoc of Yorkton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Funeral service was held on Friday afternoon, August 29, 2008 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Brian Kirsch of Heritage Baptist Church officiating. The organist was Amanda Buhler leading the congregation in the Hymns. Reflections of Joyce's life were given by Traci and Howard Kashuba. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with: Nicholas Kaminski, Steven Young, Graham Young, Bob Farrington, Corban Rankel and Cory Cmoc serving as the casketbearers.

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YALE - Rosemary (nee Pakosh), of the Yorkton district, passed away on September 21, 2009 at the Regina General Hospital. She was 94 years of age. Rosemary was born on January 13, 1916 to Emil and Claudia (nee Wrona) Pakosh in the Mikado district. As a young girl she attended Franko School while helping on the family farm. Rose was united in marriage to Matt Yale in December, 1940. Matt and Rosemary lived and worked on Matt's family homestead until they purchased their own farm. Rose had many interests. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking. Rose loved to visit and entertain family and friends. Rose had a strong faith in the Bible and the promises it held out for the future. This is something she not only believed herself but shared with others. Rose leaves to cherish her memory her son Glenn and his wife Lynda of Yorkton; a brother Dan (Yolande) Pakosh of Winnipeg and a sister Marjorie (Jim) Hamilton of Vancouver, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Matt and siblings Peter, Julia Korol, Anne Derkatch, Bill, Emil, Sophie Andrus, Olga Ortynsky, Julius and Edward. Funeral Service was held on Saturday, September 26th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Mr. Gerry Kreba of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

YAREMOVICH - Samuel 'Sam' J. Yaremovich of Yorkton, widower of Anne (nee Sowyshyn) passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He is survived by two children Lillian (Roy) Leitch and Robert (Margaret) Yaremovich; two brothers Anton and William of Alberta and one sister Doris Michalenko of Saskatoon; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Prayers will be held on Friday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton and the Requiem Divine Liturgy on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton.

YAREMKO - Katie (nee Dobko) passed away peacefully on February 6, 2010 with her family at her side at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was 97 years of age. Katie was born in the Othon District on November 3rd, 1912, the daughter of Luca and Ann (Skilnik) Dobko. Katie married William (Bill) Yaremko at St. Mary's church in 1931. Katie was kept busy raising her family and painting the houses her husband had built. She took pride in growing her garden every year paying careful attention that everything was planted during the right moon phases. Her garden grew in abundance and people would come to admire her flowers. Katie had a strong faith and church activities were very important to her. She was a member of the UCWL since it started in 1946 having served as Treasurer for eight years and on countless committees. She was also a member of St. Mary's Golden Agers. Katie lived for her family and she always made sure you were fed when you visited and you often left with a goody bag of baking, perogies or cabbage rolls. Decorating Easter eggs in the Ukrainian tradition was something Katie spent much time on and we are fortunate to be able to enjoy these treasures for years to come. Katie enjoyed sewing, but in particular, quilting. She patiently matched fabrics and created beautiful designs which she shared with her family. We still treasure these handcrafted pieces. There came a time when Katie decided to "retire" and moved into Clements Court, where she enjoyed the fellowship and activities. Health reasons forced Katie to move to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Katie was pre-deceased by her son Mike in 1971, her husband William in 1980, daughter Violet Dudek in 2006, her sisters Nettie Bugoy and Eva Backlur and brothers Fred and Henry Dobko, son-in-law John Holobush and brothers-in-law Alphonse Bugoy, Alex Backlur, Steve Blahey, Ron Korotosh, Mike Dackiw, Peter Panchuk. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Sylvia Holobush of Yorkton; Russell (Mary) Yaremko of Yorkton; Lawrence (Geraldine) of Prince Albert and Ron (Suzette) of Yorkton; her son-in-law Henry Dudek of Winnipeg, daughter-in-law Isabel Turchuk of Yorkton; 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; her sisters Mary Panchuk of St. Catherines, ON, Rose Blahey of Yorkton, Anne Korotosh of St. Catherines, ON; her sister in laws Anne Dobko of Yorkton and Kay Dobko of Regina and many nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Thursday, February 11th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The Rosary, led by members of U.C.W.L.C. preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Friday, February 12th, at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed. Pindus, Colette Karapita & Parish Choir Members. The epistle reader was Krystal Hammersmith and the crossbearer was Madsen Yaremko. Everyone touched by Katie's life were considered honourary pallbearers. The interment took place at Yorkton City Cemetery with Greg Dudeck, Robert Yaremko, Kirk Yaremko, Gary Holobush, Jeremy Yaremko and Murray Yaremko serving as the casket bearers. Following the reception, Lori den Brok shared reflections of her Baba's life.

YAREMKO - Martha (nee Woloschuk) of Yorkton passed away with her family at her side on Sunday, September 23, 2001 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 66 years of age. Martha was born on July 6, 1935 to Metro and Dora (Zadorozniak) Woloschuk. She was raised on the family farm and attended Yorkton Lake School. On August 7, 1955 Martha was united in marriage to Alex Yaremko. They were blessed with five children and farmed as a family until Alex's passing in 1980. Martha remained on the farm tending to her lawn and flowers and working part time at Enfin Pottery and later Irene Hill. She enjoyed living in Yorkton after moving there in 1996. Her favourite past times were spending time iwth family and coffeeing with friends, doing crossword puzzles, watching game shows and cheering on Tiger Woods. She also loved to travel and made many trips to be with family and spend time with Shirley at her favourite place, Mexico. Martha enjoyed watching her grandchildren in their various activities. Hockey, although she spent most of her time hiding her eyes from the rigors of the game, became one of her favourite winter past times while her grandsons were playing. Whether it be in Saltcoats or Newfoundland, she was there to cheer them on! Her grandchildren were the love of her life and the light in her eyes. Mom leaves to cherish her memory, her children and grandchildren, Dave, Maggie and Jennifer of Rankin Inlet, Nunuvit; Jim and Carol of Saskatoon; Glenn, Darlene, Chad, Dylan and Scott of Saskatoon; Lauri, Brad, Shawn, Karlyn and Rebecca of Saltcoats; and Rick and Nicole of Arcola; a brother Walter (Margaret) Woloschuk of Yorkton and a sister Pauline Cochrane of Yorkton. Mom was predeceased by her husband Alex in 1980; her dad in 1984; her mom in 1998 and two brothers, Steve in 1994 and Louis in 1999. Prayer services were held on Tuesday, September 25th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, September 26th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Darlene Yaremko and the cross bearer was Nick Woloschuk. Everyone who shared in Martha's life were considered honourary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Garry Fehr, Rodney Kowula, John Woloschuk, Cornelius Woloschuk, Peter Kreklevich and Bed deBalinhard serving as the casket bearers.

YAREMKO - William, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away peacefully on November 30, 2010. William was born in Yorkton, Sask. On February 20, 1921, the second child of Demko (Daniel) and Anna (Lys) Yaremko. William attended Burke School from grades 1 to 8 and the Yorkton Collegiate Institute. William was an avid sports fan all his life, playing on the 1937 Midget Hockey team provincial champions. He was employed for 40 years at Scott National as an order desk clerk. In January 1945 William was united in marriage to Ruth Jones. This union was blessed with two children. William is survived by wife Ruth, children Sharon (Mervin) of Yorkton and Bryan (Reba Joy) of Airdrie, Alta.. Four grandchildren Shawna (Byron), Bradley (Jamie) and Ryan (fiancée Corinne) all of Regina, Jamie (Wade) of Calgary, Alta. Four great-granddaughters Rileigh, Jaylen, Kaylie and Alexandra; one brother, Michael Yaremko of Dauphin, MB and nephew, Dwayne and family of Kanora, OT. William was predeceased by his father Demko (Daniel), mother Anna, sister Marion and sister-in-law Frances and brother-in-law Alex. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

YESNIK - Agnes (nee Dyck) Yesnik (October 6, 1926 - November 6, 2010) was the first child of Peter and Katherina Dyck. She was born in Carrot River district and moved with her parents to a homestead in the Weeks area when she was 8 years old. She attended school only briefly as her help was needed to raise her siblings and work on the farm. Agnes had a kind and patient heart and was called to help care for handicapped children in her early work. Agnes met Joseph Yesnik in Yorkton and was united in marriage on July 26, 1961. They farmed in the Dunleath district until Joseph passed away on June 12, 1984. Shortly after Joseph’s death, Agnes moved into Yorkton. Agnes met John Sikora in 2005 and the two of them became very dear friends. They spent many hours caring for each other, gardening, baking, canning and enjoying community events. Agnes had many interests, she loved caring for her family and extended family. With her love for the Lord, her greatest wish was that all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren would surrender their lives to God. She loved to bake, cook, garden and pick berries. Many hours were spent preparing and preserving food to enjoy and share with those in need. Agnes was ever kind, patient and loving. She quickly forgave those who hurt her and would do anything she could to help others. She will be sadly missed by her dear friend John, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and those who were close to her. Agnes was predeceased by her parents Peter and Katherina; husband Joseph; brothers Henry, Frank, Isaac; sisters Helen Dyck, Katherina Dyck and Heleena Dyck; as well as her twin sons in infancy. Agnes is survived by her dear friend John of Melville, SK; sister Anne Friesen of Young, SK; brothers Ben & Peter Dyck of Prince George, BC and their families; her son David (Francis) Yesnik of Saskatoon, SK; grandson Vivian (Dan) Currie of Vancouver, BC and their children Blake and Jordan; granddaughter Carla (Matt) Parks of Victoria, BC; daughter Betty (Gerald) Mehrer of Yorkton, SK and Dropmore, MB; grandson Darcy (Wendy) Mehrer of Lanigan, SK and their child Chloe; daughter Jewel (Gerald) Bubyn of Regina, SK; granddaughter Shauna (Kelvin) Hawryluk of Sheho, SK and their children Kierra, Tatum and Tanner; son Harvey (Diane) Yesnik of Yorkton; granddaughter Kimberly (Chancey) Heiser of Yorkton, SK and their children Colby and Reece; son Allen (Lori) Yesnik of Dunleath, SK; granddaughter Chelsey of Dunleath, SK; daughter Evelyn (Gary) Yuzik of Osoyoos, BC, grandson Shane and granddaughters Kristy (Levi Hesketh) of Abbotsford, BC, Shaylynne and Breanna of Osoyoos, BC; and son Leslie (Gina) Yesnik of Saskatoon, SK; granddaughter Marissa and grandsons Troy and Adam of Saskatoon, SK. Visitation for Family & Friends will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton.

YEE - Wynn Yee beloved husband of Joan Yee of Yorkton passed away at his home in Yorkton on Sunday, July 11, 2010. He was eighty one years of age. Wynn Shill Yee was born July 11, 1929. He arrived in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 1, 1953 with his mother and his younger brother, Wee. His father Roy Yee, passed away the previous year in Yorkton. Three days after arriving in Yorkton, Wynn began work at the Toing Café. He worked there for 1-2 years, before starting at the Boston Café. After the Boston Café, he went to work at the Broadway Café. After working for awhile at the Broadway Café, he got a partnership here with a group of other men. When he finished working at the Broadway Café, he worked in a variety of places such as Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Flin Flon and in British Columbia. Then in December 1973, he opened his own restaurant called "Yee's Restaurant" on Betts Ave., where he was well known for his banana, boston and coconut cream pies. The restaurant was open for 24 years. Wynn had a strong thirst for knowledge and believed that learning is a life long endeavour. He was very philosophical and love to quote from a variety of resources. He also loved anything that focused on history especially on China and the wars. He is survived by his wife of 51 ½ years, Joan; son, John; daughter, Irene (Scott) Gehringer; and his younger brother, Wee. A visitation for family and friends was held on Thursday, July 15th at Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held on Friday, July 16th from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home celebrated by Crystal Bailey. A tribute and words of remembrance written by Dr. Jae Choi was read by his daughter Amy and son-in-law Perry. The organist, Amanda Buhler sang a solo 'It is well' and led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with John Wong, George Parchomchuk, Bob Harvey, Ron Chan, Bill Dicker, Bill Ruehlen, Al Greschuk and Tony Zahaik serving as the casketbearers.

YOUNG - Adella (nee Dobko), wife of the late Gordon of Yorkton, entered eternal rest at Regina, Sask. on March 1, 2002. She was 67 years of age. An angel was born on September 8, 1934 to Michael and Pauline (nee Parchuk) Dobko. Adella Isabelle Edith Young was born on a farm in the York Lake district, south of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Adella grew up on the farm, which she always loved, and attended York Lake School. She married Gordon Young on July 31, 1970 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. While raising her four sons, Adella worked at the Co-op Hatchery in Yorkton and later as a waitress. Adella loved life and lived it to the fullest. She spoke highly of her family and friends and was proud of all of them. She enjoyed meeting people and visiting with her many relatives and friends. Adella always had a date every Monday and Thursday night, a date with her Alcoholics Anonymous friends. The support and safety she felt from the many friends she made was always very important to her. Her greatest love was always for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She touched so many people's lives. Adella was a unique woman with a heart of gold, who lived by the saying "Forgive and Forget". She was a true peacekeeper, devoting her life to being there for others. She was a very religious woman. Every Saturday evening, she walked to church regardless of the weather. She truly believed that when God called her, He would take good care of her. On March 1, 2002 Adella passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital, after a short endure of heart attacks. Our beloved angel was called home. God whispered "Come to me Adella, be My angel" as He took her through the gates of heaven. She was predeceased by her parents Michael in 1969 and Pauline in 1973; three siblings in infancy; one sister, Kay Demianiuk in 1988; two brothers, Nick in 1993 and Mikey in 1994; and her nephew Ed Demianiuk in 2001. Adella leaves to cherish her memory, her four sons, Lorne (Dinah) of Melville, Carl of Medicine Hat, AB, James (Stacey) of Yorkton and Kelly of Regina; her ten grandchidren, Tammy (Jamie), Matt (Natasha), Wendy, Sally, Michael, Samantha, Dawson, Kristen, Ashley and Callin; three great-grandchildren, Serenity, Paige and Kenden; four sisters, Mary (Jim) Sodowich, Pauline Hrapchuk, Tennie (Ernie) Dutchak, all of Ontario and Annie (Mike) Sawkey of Yorkton; one brother, John (Olga) Dobko of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, her supportive extended family from AA and friends. Prayer services were held on Tuesday evening, March 5, 2002. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday morning March 6, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Yorkton with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda as Celebrant. The Liturgy responses were sung by members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The Cross Bearer was Matthew Dobko with Tammy and Wendy Dobko reading the Epistle. The Honourary Bearers wre Adella's supportive family from AA along with many friends. The Reflections and remembrances of Adella's life were given by Tammy and Sally Dobko. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with David Young, Dennis Young, Bill Moldowan, Kevin Moldowan, Barry Krepakevich and Henry Schindel serving as casket bearers.

YURKIW - Matt, beloved husband, of Victoria entered eternal rest on Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was 88 years of age. Matt was born October 18, 1912 in Halicz (Dauphin), a son of Andrew and Titiana (nee Hadway) Yurkiw. He attended Drifting River School. Matt was united in marriage to Victoria Derhak on April 26, 1938. They were blessed with two children, Adeline and Ivan. Predeceased by his beloved son Ivan in 1970; his parents; brothers Peter, Paul, William, Maurice, Fred, John and Joseph, and sister Ann Derkach, Matt leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Victoria; daughter Adeline and son-in-law Paul Henson of Vancouver BC; brothers Sam of Yellowknife, NWT, and Nick of Portage La Prairie, MB; sisters Antonette Tokarchuk of Kelowna, BC, Emily Pawluk of Sandy Lake, MB and Olga Connarton of Oregon, USA; as well as all their families. Prayer services were held on Sunday, November 19th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 20th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, Mike Sitko, led in the singing of the services. The crossbearer was James Ellaschuk. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Nick Yurkiw, Paul Henson, Steve Peleshytyk, Tom Trafananko, Ned Pisiak and Orest Kaminsky serving as the casket bearers.

YURKIW - Paul, of Yorkton passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2002 at the Anderson Lodge. He was 96 years of age. Paul was the 9th of the 12 Yurkiw children born to Gabriel and Barbara Yurkiw. He grew up on the Yurkiw homestead where his parents settled. He attended Mazeppa school, completing Grade 4 before he had to quit school to work on the family farm. In 1929 he met Lena Yurkowski. They were married on November 1, 1931 and continued to live on the family farm. They were blessed with the birth of four daughters: Stella, Lorna, Florence and Annette. During their years on the family farm, Paul and Lena raised turkeys to supplement their income. Paul also had a cream collection route for the Canora Co-op. During this time, Paul was chairman of the Mazeppa School Board. In 1949 Paul and Lena sold the farm and purchased a house and garage in Mikado. As well as operating the garage, they went into the business of raising turkeys and for many years sold eggs to hatcheries and turkeys for evisceration at the Yorkton Co-op. In 1955 they sold the garage and Paul began driving the school bus from Mikado to Canora. He drove this bus for 10 years, at the same time working at Canora Beverages as the plant superintendent. A special bond was formed with the children along his school bus route as he took a personal interest in each child and always remembered special things about each and every one. Paul's loving wife Lena became ill in the late fifties and in 1965 Paul and Lena decided to sell their Mikado home and built a home in Yorkton. For approximately six years after moving to Yorkton, Paul worked for the Yorkton Co-op turkey barns and was able to put his knowledge and experience in raising turkeys to good use. In 1970 he retired, but still kept busy helping out on his oldest daughter's (Stella's) farm. It was here that he began the hobby of beekeeping. Many of his grandchildren accompanied him while he worked on his hives and can describe for you today the many duties required to successfully raise bees. Paul's annual fall honey-extracting days were enjoyed by his children, grandchildren, neighbours and friends who stood around his special barrel while he would spin the honey out of the bee frames. Paul also made many beeswax candles, which were used by children in the Catholic schools in Yorkton for decorating pysanky. One terrific memory shared by all his daughters is the making of home made root beer and the sound of bottles of root beer exploding in the root cellar startled no one. The making of root beer is a memory that can also be shared by the grandchildren as both Gida and Baba were famous in their grandchildren's minds for the comradeship formed while making root beer and sharing this delightful treat at all the special family gatherings. No family gathering was complete without a lively card game of King Pedro with Paul's sons-in-law. He remains undefeated. Lena passed away on February 3, 1981 after a lengthy illness and Paul continued to live in their home, spending many hours tending to the flowers and garden that she had loved so dearly. Paul proudly displayed his colorful houseplants in his front window. In his later years he took on the art of cooking and baking. Gida's carrot cakes were well known and appreciated by family and friends. Paul became ill in October, 2001 and in November he became a resident of Anderson Lodge where he resided until his passing. Paul leaves to cherish his memory daughters Lorna (Orest) Sackney, Florence (Paul) Lukash and Annette (Stanley) Popowich; his grandchildren: Lenard (Sandy) Krepakevich, Alan Krepakevich, Denise Krepakevich, Joanne Krepakevich, Kevin Krepakevich, Nolan Sackney, Erin Sackney, Lisa Lukash, Darren Lukash, Jason (Verena) Popowich and Marla Popowich; great-grandchildren: Chelsey Krepakevich, Dustin Krepakevich, Hannah Efford and Kailee Popowich; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lena; daughter, Stella Krepakevich and son-in-law, Paul Lukash. Prayer services were held on Wednesday, February 13th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, February 14th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. the epistle reader was granddaughter, Joanne Krepakevich and the crossbearer was great-grandson, Dustin Krepakevich. Serving as honorary pallbearers were sons-in-law, Dan Krepakevich, Orest Sackney, Stanley Popowich and nephew, Ed Yurkiw. Great-granddaughters, Chelsey Krepakevich, Hannah Efford and Kailee Popowich served as flower bearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with grandsons, Lenard Krepakevich, Alan Krepakevich, Nolan Sackney, Kevin Krepakevich, Jason Popowich and Darren Lukash serving as the casket bearers. During the luncheon, nephew Ed Yurkiw conveyed remembrances of his uncle's life

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ZBEETNOFF - Nicholas George. After a courageous battle with cancer, Nicholas George Zbeetnoff, age 85, peacefully passed away in the company of his family on Sunday, July 19th at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Nick was born on March 21, 1924 in the Veregin District and was raised on a farm near Norquay. He attended elementary school at Ft. Pelly and went on to graduate at Norquay High School. Nick was united in marriage to Helen Strocen on November 16, 1945. Nick in company of Helen, spent many years on their farm near Norquay. Together, they raised three loving children: Ken, Shelley and Shannon. Nick and Helen later moved to Yorkton in 1978 where Nick was employed at the Yorkton Co-op as maintenance manager. After 8 years at the Co-op, Nick retired. He always remained active, busy and young at heart. Nick's passions were driving and working on vehicles. He enjoyed listening and playing music. Furthermore, his other passions in life included fishing and camping with his family, eating Helen's cooking but most of all helping his son Ken out on the family farm. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Helen of 63 years, his sons Kenneth, Shannon and daughter-in-law Stacey, his daughter Shelley; 5 grandchildren Renie, Kris, Jeff, Rémy and Bianca; 4 great grandchildren, Gannon, Katelyn, Landon and Piper; and his brothers Alex (Olga) and Joe (Bernice). He is further survived by many nieces and nephews, close friends and relatives. In addition to his parents, George and Mabel Zbeetnoff, he was predeceased in death by his brother Michael. Nick will always be deep within our hearts and minds. Funeral Service was held on Friday, July 24th , at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Doug Craig of the United Church of Canada officiating. The organist, Amanda Buhler accompanied the soloist, Norm Graff in the singing of the selections, Amazing Grace and The Lord's Prayer. A poem tribute was presented by Stacey L. Zbeetnoff. The eulogy was shared by Joe G. Zbeetnoff. Serving as honorary bearers were Bill Holovach, Cory Wright, Elgin Strocen, Kris Zbeetnoff, Dan Strocen and Joe Strocen. An interment will be at a later date.



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