Lena (Helen) Mandzuk of Saskatoon, SK passed away peacefully at St. Paul’s hospital in Saskatoon on November 19, 2018 after a brief illness. At her request, no funeral or memorial service is being held at this time. Instead, her family will gather together for a celebration of her life at a later date. Helen was born on November 29, 1926 on her parents’ farm near White Star, SK. She left the farm in 1942 for a brief first marriage and the birth of her son, Duncan. She and Duncan returned to the Prince Albert area after the end of the marriage. She worked as a waitress for a time while she attended business school. Afterward she was hired as a secretary in the Prince Albert school division superintendent’s office. She met Dennis Mandzuk in Prince Albert in 1951 and dated for several years until their marriage on August 3, 1957. After they married, Dennis and Helen lived in Prince Albert until 1964 when Dennis transferred to Saskatoon with CN Rail. There they raised their children, Marilyn, Murray, Alan and Ron. Helen also worked in Saskatoon as the rental office manager at Gladmer Developments from 1972 until 1981 when she became disabled due to severe rheumatoid arthritis. In 1982, Dennis was transferred again with VIA rail to Winnipeg, MB where they lived until 1985 before a final transfer to the Vancouver area where they later retired in Surrey, BC. They enjoyed their retirement together on the beautiful BC coast for 28 years before they returned to Saskatoon in 2013 when the house next door to their daughter, Marilyn and son-in-law, Paul, came up for sale and the couple decided they’d like to buy it and return to their prairie roots for the next phase of their lives. Helen’s happiest times in life were those spent in the company of family, both immediate and extended. Over the years, she particularly enjoyed visits, road trips and camping excursions with her husband, children and grandchildren as well as with her sister Jennie (Frank) Mourot and Dennis’ brother Terry (Bergit) Manley and their families. Helen will be remembered by all who knew her for her gentle warmth and compassion, her intelligence, her keen sense of humour and the raw strength of her spirit as she faced the often daunting physical and emotional challenges in her life. But most of all, her memory will be cherished for the deep and boundless love she shared with her family and friends. Helen was predeceased by her parents George and Sophie Ferchuk, four brothers, Nicholas, Constantin (Joe), Bill, and John as well as her beloved son, Murray Andrew Mandzak in 2016. Helen is survived by her loving husband Walter Dennis Mandzuk, her surviving children Duncan MacKenzie (Marie), Marilyn Bourgeois (Paul), Alan Mandzak, and Ron Mandzak(Jackie) as well as daughter-in-law, Lana Mandzak. She will be greatly missed by her sister, Jennie Mourot as well as by her ten grandchildren, their spouses and her great-grandchildren; Robert and Sandy MacKenzie (Kalyna and Grayson), Dean MacKenzie (Kurtis), Jeremie Bourgeois and Elaine Weiler (Owen and Ethan), Benjamin and Amanda Oaken, Melissa and Draason Verissimo (child expected in April), Ashley Mandzak, Nicholas Mandzak, Michael Mandzak (Melody), Jacob Mandzak and Joshua Mandzak. She will also be mourned by numerous extended family members and friends. As there will be no service held, in lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Arthritis Society ( www.arthritis.ca ), Heart and Stroke Society of Canada ( heartandstroke.ca ), the Canadian Cancer Society ( www.cancer.ca ) or the Saskatoon St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation ( stpaulshospital.org ).
Samuel Wesley Kabatoff passed away at the Royal University Hospital on Thursday November 1, 2018 at the age of 88. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years Ruby, sons Randal and Daryl, his sister Marlene (Alec) and many nieces and nephews. Samuel was born in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan and he was predeceased by his parents William (Bill) and Annie Kabatoff, parents-in-law Alex and Cora (Elloway) Hnedish. As per Sam's request there are no formal services planned at this time.
Barry Allen Ennis, born in Eston Saskatchewan, March 1st, 1942, died peacefully after a short battle with cancer at Saskatoon St. Paul’s Hospital, October 7th at 2:42pm. He is survived by daughter Cari (Daniel), son Chris, granddaughters Jordyn and Alexis, grandson Cooper, sister Shirley (Merv), nieces Terri (Ken) and Jamie (Davin), nephew Troy (Denise), great nephews Jesse, Dustin (D. Nova), Dalyn and Maverick, great nieces Joelle, Chantal, JLyn, and Madison. Barry was the lead singer of Barry Ennis and the Keymen in the 60’s. He was passionate about music and an avid sports fan. He spent 15 plus years with Canadian Tax Payers. He found his calling helping people in the community. In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to St. Paul’s Palliative Care unit. At Barry’s request there will be no service. Arrangements are entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services.
Eldon Was born on September 24, 1943 in Euguene and was raised in Coosbay, Oregeon. He graduated from Marshfield High in 1961, entered the US Navy and fought in the Vietnam war, and then went to college to become an electrician. IN 1972, he came to Canada to build and run a saw mill for the North American Stud Co. While there, he met and married Debbie Welch and they had two children. Eldon and Debbie left Slave Lake and moved to Kinsella, Alberta and bought a general store. Later, Eldon worked in the oil patch as an operator and later a foreman. He worked until age 70 and then retired. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golf. Eldon also went for coffee every day with the boys. Eldon is predeceased by; his father, mother and stepfather; brother, Darryl; and daughter, Becky. He is survived by; his wife, Betty Gile; son, Brad Gile; stepson, Dan(Bonnie)Symynuk; stepson Michael; Grandchildren, Chasta Gerwing, David Symynuk, Tristen Gile, and Jasmine Gile; Great Grandchildren, Dylan, Karter, and Jace (Chasta); and his love of his life, “Sage”. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018 in the Delisle Community Chapel, 417-2nd Street East, Delisle with interment to follow at Donavon Cemetery. Following interment, lunch will take place at the Delisle Senior’s Centre. Donations in honour of Eldon may be directed to the Donavon Cemetery.
It is with love and sadness that we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, and grandmother Audrey who passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018 at age 91 with her family by her side. Audrey was born in Rosetown, SK on June 3, 1927. She moved to Saskatoon and worked for Eaton's for many years while raising her family with Alvin. Audrey retired from Eaton's in 1991 and moved with Alvin to Abbotsford, BC to escape the harsh prairie winters. She traveled widely with Alvin, both before and after retirement, enjoying many foreign adventures, hiking BC trails, and marveling at waterfalls. They enjoyed a remarkable 24 years of retirement in Abbostford before recently returning to Saskatchewan. Audrey was predeceased by her parents Sarah (Harrison) and George Cork, and her five brothers (Robert, George, Don, John, and Harold). She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years Alvin, her son Eric (Marian), daughter Bonita (Michael), and grandchildren Darcy and Carmen, and numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Audrey enjoyed many rounds of Kaiser over the years, and was a formidable crossword puzzle whiz. She was a very kind and gentle soul, always calm and patient, and a huge source of love for our family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. The last part of her life was beset with health challenges but she rose to every occasion with dignity until the end. Rest in peace our dear sweet Audrey. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in her memory to the Red Cross, St. Paul's Hospital, or to a charity of your choice.
We are very sorry to announce the passing of Mike Greig on October 14, 2018. He will be sadly missed by his three daughters, who will be taking him back home to British Columbia after his cremation, as there will be no official funeral. Michael Shane Greig was born on June 21, 1965 in Duncan, B.C. He was predeceased by his parents Dennis and Marie Greig and he has one sister, Susan. He loved and adored and was very proud of his daughters, Abbigail, Jasmine and Katrina. They were his world and he would have done anything for them. He was the kind of person who was never afraid to stand up for the things he believed in and the people he loved and cared about. We realize that not all of Mike’s history is here. To any family and friends who would like to add anything, please feel free to share who you are, how you know him and any favorite memories you have. You can send your memories and condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the past, Mike had mentioned he wanted Katrina to sing the following song for him after he passed, so we have included the lyrics to the song by Annie Lennox below. ~ “Into The West” ~ Lay down- Your sweet and weary head- Night is falling- You’ve come to journey’s end- Sleep now- And dream of the ones who came before- They are calling- From across the distant shore- Why do you weep?- What are these tears upon your face?- Soon you will see- All of your fears will pass away- Safe in my arms- You’re only sleeping- What can you see- On the horizon?- Why do the white gulls call?- Across the sea- A pale moon rises- The ships have come to carry you home- And all will turn- To silver glass- A light on the water- All souls pass - Hope fades- Into the world of night- Through shadows falling- Out of memory and time- Don’t say: <<We have come now to the end>>- White shores are calling- You and I will meet again- And you’ll be here in my arms- Just sleeping- What can you see- On the horizon?- Why do the white gulls call?- Across the sea- A pale moon rises- The ships have come to carry you home- And all will turn- To silver glass- A light on the water- Grey ships pass- Into the West-
Myrtle was born in Turtleford to parents Ida and Oscar Mathieson on January 4, 1936. She grew up in Robinhood, Sask with siblings Inez, Harry, Morris and Clarence. She loved the farm and was an extremely hard worker. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Susan (Ron) McClean, Debbie (Neil) Bostock and John Vargo as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She passed away in Saskatoon, Sk on September 30, 2018 after a lengthy battle with Dementia. At her request there will be private celebration of her life.
Grant Frederick Harris was born July 1, 1964 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Proud of his upbringing, "I feel bad for kids that weren't raised on a farm". Predeceased by his parents Ronnie and Connie. He leaves behind; his brother, Murray (Chris); his 2 daughters, Quinn and Megan ("they're so pretty"), and their mother Loretta (high school sweetheart and often "my old lady"). Grant is best remembered as an animal lover and Master cook. Known for never ending ingredients. Just when you thought dinner was ready, he'd add a can of beans, and soup, and mushrooms, and...every meal ended as a stew or casserole. He was a collector of coins, stamps and guitars. He skied almost every hill in Western Canada. Some of his favourite things; nibs, peanuts in shells, building things (fans), cartoons (Family Guy), cigarettes, music, dry ice explosions, burning things (tvs), being naked, animals, more animals and a good laugh. That said, of most importance, Grant was a world renowned repairman. "Fixer of everything". It was imperative that every little thing be saved, because God knows he may need it, "What happened to the piece of string that was next to the phone for the last year? I was about to use it." Ha. Especially sweet was that he shared his birthday with his youngest daughter. July 1st. The whole country celebrated. Gone to a sweet place, reunited with loved ones, never to be forgotten.
Mary Richiger ~ 1921 - 2018 Born, lived and died in Saskatoon. I have been predeceased by my parents, Jack and Frances Richiger, brother John, sister Joan Jones, and Kelly. Left to remember is the rest of my family, Carol and Jarita Greyeyes, Scott Jones and Marilyn Gronsdahl. I'll be buried with my folks in Woodlawn cemetery on a fair day when the birds are there. At Mary's request there will be a private interment at a later date.
Pat Parnell, Librarian Emerita, University of Saskatchewan, was born at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon on March 23, 1944 and died in St. Paul's Hospital on October 12, 2018 after more than five years of hemodialysis. Pat is survived by four sisters and one brother: Linda MacKinnon (Dave Kilbank) in BC; Evelyn Vermette (Arnie) in Alberta; Karen Davidson (Garry) in Alberta; Dayna Rauser (Matt Gadke) in Australia; Leonard Rauser (Dorothy) in Alberta. There are nieces and nephews and many cousins. Her family dearly loved her and greatly admired her kindness, generosity, courage, intelligence, and independence. They enjoyed her sense of humour and delightful laugh. Pat adored cats and was a loving caregiver of many during her life. There will a family gathering in Alberta at a later date to celebrate Pat's life and achievements. Your memories and stories of Pat would be greatly appreciated. Please leave them on the online guestbook at http://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Tillie (Kowbel) Tirk, of Saskatoon, SK. She passed away peacefully Thursday September 27, 2018 at the age of 86. Mary was born on the family farm near Lanigan, SK November 25, 1931 to Rose & Nick Kowbel and was the fourth of seven children. She had a happy upbringing on the farm with her brothers, Albert and Steve & sisters, Helen, Jeanie, Verna and Adele. She pursued a career as a secretary at CIBC and teacher until meeting and marrying her husband Joe Tirk in 1954. After marrying the couple moved to Reward to begin their lives together, running several successful businesses, including an Esso Station, Hotels, and Laundramats. The family was blessed with 4 children between the years of 1956-1970 and Mary was instrumental to the success of the businesses while also caring for the children full time. Mary and Joe relocated one last time to Saskatoon in 1972 where their family continued to grow with the addition of several grandchildren and a great granddaughter—she had a deep love for all of her family. Mary was an avid reader, accomplished cook and talented book keeper. She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, puzzles and cards--she was known as a ruthless Uno player to friends and family. Mary was preceded in death by her brother Albert (2013) and sister Verna (2015). She is lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her husband Joe and children; Ron (Candace), Linda (Ron), Allan (Desiree) and Brian. She was also a beloved grandmother to, Kristen, Makenna, Nicholas, Dakota, September, Gracie, Sierra, Jacob and great-granddaughter Audrina, who all cared deeply for her. She was a dear and kind lady who always put her family first. Mary will be remembered fondly for her kind spirit and quick wit. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at St. Paul’s Hospital and St. Ann’s Home for the loving and tender care you gave her. Remains will be interred at The Columbarium at St. John’s Cathedral located at 816 Spadina Cres E. At Mary’s request there will be no public memorial. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Mildred Snell passed away peacefully at the Watrous District Health Complex on September 26, 2018. Mildred was born on December 17, 1909 in Grafton, North Dakota. She moved to Elfros, SK, with her family in 1918. In 1930, she moved to the Kilmory District where she met her future husband, Bert Snell. They were married in 1936. They took over the family farm in 1941 until 1966 when their son, Howard, took over the farm. They moved to Watrous when they retired. Mildred was very active in the Watrous Hospital Auxilary, still helped with meals at the farm and enjoyed every minute with her grandchildren. She loved playing cards with her friends and played cribbage up until the last couple months of her life. Mildred was predeceased by; her husband, Bert in 1986; her son, Robert in 2013; daughter-in-law, Elaine in 2006; grandson-in-law, Sean in 2011; brothers, Cliff and Henry; sisters, Myrtle, Margaret, Edith and Mabel. Surviving are; her son, Howard (Sandra); 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. At Mildred’s request there will be no funeral.
Leonard (Art) Martin McCann died September 27th at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, after a short illness. Art was born on June 4, 1924 in Viceroy, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Ivy (Boll) McCann, brother Roy (Elene) McCann, wife Ruth (Spicer) and nephew Grant McCann. Art began farming with his brother Roy at age 15, and their partnership continued until 1982. He then farmed with his son Neil until 1998. Art married Ruth in 1946 and after her death in 2001, he married Adele Thompson in 2003. Art’s life was one of service, first to his family, then to the community of Viceroy where he sat on a variety of boards, including the Credit Union, Viceroy Coop pasture, and Recreation Board. He refereed, umpired and coached hockey and baseball. He was gifted with mechanical skills, an analytical and inventive mind, and an aptitude to learn. He and Roy built and adapted equipment together that benefited their farm operation. He was in his 80s when he learned to use a computer. Even in his 90’s, he continued to build his skills at contract bridge. Art and Ruth discovered the joy of square dancing, making many friends and dancing throughout Saskatchewan, across Canada to the east coast, and then to Australia. Even in hospital, Art teased the nurses that they needed to learn the heel-toe polka. Later, he and Adele enjoyed spending summers at Thomson Lake where they danced, visited family and friends, watched baseball, and suffered through the Roughriders’ ups and downs. Art greatly valued his friendships and found it painful to have outlived so many of his friends. He was grateful for good friends at the condo and beginning friendships at Luther Riverside Terrace in Saskatoon. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Adele (Thompson) McCann; his children Paulette (Ken) Dull, Neil (Susan) McCann, Blair (Lynn Guina) McCann, Faye (Ron) Hindle; grandchildren William Dull, Fraser Dull, Chelsea McCann, Leon McCann (Cassie Tjeltveit), Abram (Lixin Luo) Hindle, Alyssa (Conrad Carriere) Hindle, Neil (Lisa) Hindle; great- grandchildren, Hayden Dull, Kendra Jenkin, Jack Hindle, Levi Hindle; his stepchildren Brian (Sandy) Thompson, Pam (Steve) Dawson, Garth (Pam) Thompson; step-grandchildren, Michael (Anna) Thompson, Mason Thompson; and step-great-grandchild, Mila; brothers-in-law Don Livingstone, Warren Spicer, Doug Harvey, Lloyd Spicer; sisters-in-law Elene McCann, Verna Livingstone, Ann Spicer, Shirley Spicer, Edna Spicer, Chris Spicer, Rose Spicer; nephews and nieces Edward (Sharon) McCann, Linda (Terry) Ray and Ian (Tanya) McCann; and numerous Spicer nephews and nieces. A celebration of Art’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 12 at The Willows, with interment later at Viceroy. His family is grateful to Adele and the Thompson Family and also for the excellent care Art received from the staff at St. Paul’s Hospital and Luther Riverside Terrace. Donations may be made to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.
Ken was born in 1929 and grew up in Gallivan and then Maymont where at 17 he began working with the CNR which took him to Saskatoon where he met Shirley. Eventually they married in Beatty and lived in Melfort and started a family there. From there were stops in Brooksby, Maymont and Rosthern as a Station Agent and then Saskatoon as a Dispatcher where he worked until he retired. Retirement allowed Ken & Shirley to travel with friends and Ken became involved with many organizations as a volunteer. Ken worked with the Refugee Committee at McClure Church which sponsored many families that in-turn became second families to Mr. Ken and Mrs. Shirley as they were affectionately called. Ken was involved with many other organizations including Open Door Society, Riversdale Kiwanis Club and Chimo Chordsmen. He was recognized for his work volunteering when he was awarded as Saskatoon’s “Citizen of the Year” in 1996. Family was the most important thing in Ken’s life. He spent many years supporting his kids and grandchildren in their activities. Huskie Hockey was a passion that remained to his last days as he always inquired about the team and the new rink. Ken loved to have his family around, taking drives in the country, skating on freshly frozen ponds, riding his bike, playing hockey and having coffee with friends until his health restricted his activities in his last few years. The family thanks all of the staff at Samaritan for their compassionate care of Ken this last year and the nurses and doctors at the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic. We will miss him with all our hearts, but celebrate our time and memories with him. Ken leaves behind his loving wife of 65 years Shirley, children Doug (Val), Barry (Karla), Tom (Margie) and Bev (Dave) and grandchildren Cory, Adria, Jessalyn, Sean, Angelle, Madison, Max, Eric and Josie as well as his brother Alan and sister Margaret (Scott) and numerous nieces, nephews and many many friends.
Sarah (Thiessen) Morgan, 86, of Saskatoon, SK. passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 10, 2018 in Saskatoon, SK. A celebration of Sarah’s life will be held at Mayfair United Church (902 33rd St W) in Saskatoon, SK at 1:00pm, Saturday, September 15, 2018. A reception will follow at Mayfair United Church. Sarah was born on May 3, 1932 in Hague, SK. She married John in Saskatoon, SK. on June 21, 1950 and it was here they raised their children. Her greatest pleasure was received spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband John in 2001. Sarah is lovingly survived by; her children, Glynne, Charles (Maxine), Dennis (Patti), and Colleen (Wayne); and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her many relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army Saskatoon or Operation Smile Canada.
Joyce Leatrice Zayonce was born in Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan to Edward and Genevieve on September 3, 1945. She passed away on September 8, 2018 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Joyce will be deeply missed and remembered by her family and friends.
Gerald Arthur 91, of Saskatoon passed away on September 7, 2018. He was predeceased by his first wife Yvette, mother Mary and father Gerald. Jerry is survived by his wife Eleanor, her children Derrick (Taletha), Trent and Kelly (Dean) and their children Colton and Cheston and Jerry’s children Guy (Gwen) and Karen (Dale) and their children Malory and Graig (Janna). Jerry was born in Winnipeg Manitoba on October 12, 1926. He relocated to Saskatoon in 1946 and married Yvette the following year. Jerry worked for American Optical as an optician for many years before branching out on his own. He partnered with the Optometrist company of Chaplin and Krueger until his retirement. In his younger years he played many sports and later coached both hockey and baseball. Many will remember Jerry for his quick wit and always a joke to tell (over and over). He loved puttering in his backyard, vacations to Arizona and watching sports. Gerald met Eleanor in 1986 and the two were married July 1988. They took many trips together and loved life. A celebration of Gerald’s life will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1215 McKercher Drive on Wednesday, September 12 at 1:00 p.m. Lunch to follow In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the SPCA, 5028 Clarence Avenue, Grasswood, SK S7T 1A7 of Osteoporosis Canada.
Paul's family is sad to announce his peaceful death in the early hours of September 1. Paul was born in Bristol, England. He graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1947. For the next 19 years he worked in private dairy practice mostly in Castle Cary in the county of Somerset. He married Pauline Barlow, his childhood sweetheart, in 1948 and they had six children: Timothy, Rosalyn, Anne, Sally, Mark and Peter. Paul and his partners developed the first large animal hospital in Southern England. Early in his practice life Paul took an interest in cattle lameness. His first film "Lameness in Cattle" was sold and distributed by a pharmaceutical company. Paul was an ardent rugby player, a game which he played from the age of 10 until 36. While in Castle Cary he and two colleagues founded a veterinary cooperative, Centaur Services, which today is the largest company supplying pharmaceutics to veterinary practices all over the British Isles. In 1966 Paul brought his family to Canada and became a member of the faculty of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan, from which he retired in 1992. Soon after his arrival, he took a year's leave of absence to work for a project sponsored by FAO to develop an audio visual service at the Autonomous University of Mexico. On his return he was appointed Director of Audio Visual Services at the University. In 1972 Paul married Sharon Leedahl and this marriage was blessed with a son, Paul Tobias, and a grandson. When Paul returned to the faculty of the WCVM, he spent the first two years teaching the anatomy of the limb. This experience equipped him for his higher studies and research into the cause, treatment and control of lameness in the dairy cow. Until about 1985 Paul directed his clinical work towards the treatment of individual lame cattle. Later he was invited to study problems in beef cattle which initially was related to conformation and the association between founder and nutrition in intensively fed bulls. However, his most important work aimed to reduce the incidence of lameness in dairy cattle, a condition which causes the greatest pain that cows are forced to suffer. Paul was proud of his contribution to the understanding of animal welfare. Throughout his academic career Paul was a writer and delighted in storytelling. One story was developed as a 300-page book which won a Saskatchewan Writers' Guild Award (1988) for describing his sabbatical leave spent at the University of Mexico while living in a travel trailer with his wife, Sharon and young son. He published many reviews and research reports in veterinary journals. In addition, he coauthored the standard veterinary textbook on bovine lameness "Lameness in Cattle" which has gone to three editions and been translated into four languages. Perhaps the favorite among his publications is a booklet that he coauthored for the ZINPRO Corporation especially for cattle producers. This booklet has had about 80,000 copies printed and been translated into several foreign languages. After Paul retired in 1992 he became an international lecturer on bovine lameness, an expert litigation consultant, and an on-farm consultant in bovine lameness. He continued his research into his 80's. In 2000 he started to carve and paint wild birds, a hobby he enjoyed for the rest of his life. Another of his retirement hobbies was cooking and writing an anecdotal story of his life. Paul was predeceased by his son Mark in 2004 (and daughter-in-law Sandra in 2008) and daughter Anne in 2014. Left to grieve him is the love of his life Sharon, his wife for 46 years, and his children Tim (Laurene), Rosalyn (Paul), Sally (Ken), Peter (Jayne) and Toby (Jackie), as well as 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. The family wishes to thank Dr. M. Jutras of the Lakeside Medical Clinic for his attentive care of Paul for so many years. There will be a private family gathering later in the month.
Lorne Wilner passed away at the age of 73 in his Saskatoon apartment on September 1, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister and is survived by his nephews, Mitchell and Shale Kazdan. He taught at Kindersley Composite High School in 1968 - 69 and he taught at other schools as well. He moved to Saskatoon where he drove taxis for many years. Following that, he was employed at Denny's Restaurant and at the Hudson Bay Company. He finally moved into a Senior Housing Apartment. A number of medical problems developed necessitating constant oxygen as well as heart problems. He had a keen mind and memory especially relating to politics sports and current events, he eagerly expressed his opinions on coffee row. He is fondly remembered by his friends Bill and Karen Haffermehl and family as well as others.
Samuel (Sam) James Russell, 57, of Saskatoon, Sk. Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on August 31, 2018. Sam was born on April 30, 1961 in Saskatoon to Sanford Russell and Anne Truyien. Sam spent his childhood in Saskatoon then moved to Vancouver for several years. He had moved back to Saskatoon about 8 years ago. Sam worked construction and renovations as a carpenter most of his adult life. Sam was a Montreal Canadiens, Saskatoon Rush and Saskatchewan Roughrider fan. Sam enjoyed nothing more than spending time with family and friends. And family and friends will miss his smile and his laughing eyes. Sam was survived by his girlfriend Bonnie Gamble; his brothers Darrel (Patty) and Brian (Tracy); his sister Brenda (Jack) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of Sam’s life will take place at a later date.
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Donna Lynn Switzer, Donna passed away August 29, 2018 in Saskatoon. Donna was born May 2, 1943 in Saskatoon She was predeceased by her parents John and Jessie. Left to cherish her memory is her sister Bonnie (Bill) Cook. Nephew Brian (Kim) Cook and children Levi, Rayne, Caelen. Nephew David (Danelle) Cook and children Dallas, Dylan Donna will be missed and loved by family and friends.
Robert John Turnbull was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to Kenneth and Betty on July 31, 1952. He passed away on August 26, 2018 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Robert will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Bill passed away September 1, 2018 after a lengthy illness. He was employed at the Saskatoon Fire Department for 30 years until retirement. He was predeceased by; his parents, Phyllis and Henry; Brother, Tom; Sister, Doris; Mother and Father in Law, Jessie and John Switzer; Brother in Law, Bill Olson; and Sister in Law, Donna Switzer. Left to cherish his memory are; His Wife, Bonnie; and Sister, Joyce Olson; His Children, Jim (Janice) of Mission BC, Jack of Red Deer, Randy of Aldergrove Alta, Marcy of New Westminister, BC and their families, Brian (Kim) of Winnipeg and their Children Levi, Rayne and Caelan, David (Danelle) of Saskatoon and their children Dallas and Dylan. Bill was an avid sports fan and played football for the Saskatoon Hilltops for 4 years and then refereed football in Saskatoon for many years. At Bill’s request there will be a private grave side service for family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Burn Unit of RUH or charity of your choice.
With Heavy Hearts we share the passing of our Beloved Gwendolyn Ann, Daughter, Sister, Mother, GrandMother and True Friend to all of those that loved her. Gwen passed away peacefully with Loved ones by Her side. She will be sorely missed by all that knew Her. Gwen touched the lives of many, With her love for Family and Friends, Her passion for music, Her outstanding sense of humour and her Dedication to being an absolutley amazing and wonderful person. We are truly blessed to have had her in our lives. Until we meet again Gramma, We love you! Keep Smilin’ cuz it Looks SO good on you!! A celebration of life was held at 2:00 PM on 2018-08-14 at the Delisle Town Hall.
Frederich William Kraushar passed away peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the age of 89 in Langham. Fred is survived by his 6 children, Randy (Wendy), Karen Meszaros, Colleen, Janine (Terry) Wulff, Debby and Regan (Thelma); 17 grandchildren and 46 great- grandchildren; sisters-in-law Doreen Kraushar, Elvira Schindel, Levina Boor, Carol Martens and Florence Martens, Irene Kraushar ; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Alta of 67 years; parents Frederich Sr. (Barbara) Kraushar; father and mother-in-law Johann and Katherina (nee Andres) Martens; brothers George and Kenneth; son-in-law Thomas Meszaros; sisters-in-law, Alice Leier, Delphine Martens and Mildred Martens; brothers-in-law, William Schindel, Arthur Martens, Norman Martens and Ken Boor. Fred grew up fishing with his dad and his brothers on the Saskatchewan river. He also had a love of baseball and softball which he played for many years for the Saskatoon Merchants, Saskatoon Pats and the CNR Carmen softball club. Fred met his true love Alta and they were married in 1950 and they settled in Saskatoon where he worked for CNR until his retirement. As per Fred's request there will be no funeral Services. A special thanks to all the staff at the Langham Senior Care Home.
We are saddened to announce the passing of Lionel James (Jim) Houston (August 21st, 1937 – August 11th, 2018 of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). Jim leaves behind his best friend, wife and partner of 59 years, Joan. Jim and Joan produced three children: Susan (Don) Fillo, (Andrew and Emily), Dave (Ralyne) Houston (Zach, Alyssa, Kael and Jag) and Gary (Sallie) Houston (Jordyn, Ethan, Isaac, Samuel, Abigail & Elijah). Jim was predeceased by his parents Jim and Vivian, in-laws Emil and Muriel Spielman. He is survived by two sisters: Eileen (Del) Botheras of Sundre, AB and Diane Houston-Neville of St. Albert, AB, and many nieces and nephews. Jim was also predeceased by two special brothers-in-law - Dennis Spielman and Mel Neville. Jim grew up in Calgary and ran his two horses, Blackie and Queenie, on the Bow River in the city and as he grew up he fished the Highwood River before there were roads and hunted in the wide open spaces. He met Joan Spielman when her family moved in across the alley in Calgary when he was 18. He drove a ’55 Pontiac convertible and picked up his new neighbor. It worked. They were married in 1959 while Jim worked at Burns Meats and began their family in 1960. In 1966 they relocated to Saskatoon where Jim began his career at Intercontinental Packers and started following his kids in their sports, especially the boys' hockey through many years with the Flyers and the Contacts. Summer camping trips through Alberta and BC left many happy memories and a lot of adventures. Jim and Joan built their first cabin at Chitek Lake in 1978. In 1980 they moved to Richmond, BC as Jim ran Intercontinental Packers in Vancouver. After that Jim and Joan relocated to Moose Jaw where they worked together to build Moose Jaw Packers into an international supplier exporting to the US and Asia. In 1994 they returned to Saskatoon and split their time between Chitek Lake and Saskatoon. Chitek Lake would remain a passion and a destination for the rest of his years. Jim had some very special friends over the years in Saskatoon who departed before him. We hope Dad is having coffee, a round of golf and a beer with Don and Ron Leedahl, Eric Karolat, Murray Edwards and all the other hockey Dads. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Royal University Hospital. Their care and dedication to Jim was inspiring and greatly appreciated. The memorial will take place at the German Club on Saturday Sept 15th at 4:00 pm in the Edelweiss Room. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Kidsport Saskatchewan http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/saskatchewan/saskatoon/
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Kenneth Wayne Gullen announces his death, on July 18 2018, in Saskatoon, SK after a courageous battle with cancer. Ken was born in Maple Creek, SK at 11:30 pm on Christmas Eve 1951, and in his words, “almost a saint.” He complained, to anyone who would listen, about what a rip off if was to be born this close to Christmas. “A flashlight for your birthday and batteries for Christmas, 1 sock for Christmas and the mate for your birthday.” This prompted a much loved yearly friend/family celebration on December 24th that would make the December 25th celebration pale in comparison. He was welcomed into their farm home in Divide, SK by Bill and Julia Gullen (nee Popick) and his older sister, Diana. He resided there until the age of seven, when the family moved to Maple Creek. Ken attended Sydney Street School and Maple Creek Composite High School. He often laughed that an inspiring principal once told him that “it took 1000 inklings to make a clue and you don’t have an inkling”. In spite of the principal’s assessment, Ken graduated as a Water Science Technologist from the Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences in Saskatoon in 1974 and went to work for the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs in Whitehorse, YT. In 1977, he returned to school and graduated from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay ON, as a Chemical Engineer in 1980. Kens engineering career path found him working for Atomic Energy of Canada in Mississauga ON, Fredericton NB, Deep River ON and Saskatoon SK. In 1995 he joined Cogema Resources (now Areva Resources) in Saskatoon, moved to SaskPower in Regina in 1999 and then on to join Cameco in 2007. His Cameco experiences took him to Finland, Kazakhstan, Africa and Australia and he retired from Cameco in July 2015. He often thought it would be kind of fun to find his principal to argue that maybe he did have an inkling, given his accomplished education and career path in which he was highly respected by colleagues . Ken claimed that the 3 most important events in his life were when he married Kathy, the love of his life (his words) in 1981 and when his sons Ryan and Tyler were born. Kathy (his wife), Ryan and Tyler (his sons), Diana Gullen (his sister) , Kay Falls (mother in law), Jill Frith (daughter in law), and his many close and dear friends and extended family, are very much missing his significant presence. He will be missed and remembered for: his signature laugh, enthusiasm for life, sense of humour, unwavering dedication and commitment to family and friends, reliability, strong work ethic, mentorship, intelligence, problem solving ability, love of adventure and travel, companionship, questionable golf skills, willingness to help and steady love and support. You are invited to join friends and family for a celebration of Ken’s life at St Paul’s United Church 454 Egbert Avenue Saskatoon on August 18th at 3 pm. As Ken liked and wore many hats, consider wearing your favorite hat in his honor. He loved to tell and hear stories, so Ken stories, memories and tributes would be welcomed at the celebration’s open mike. Donations would be gratefully accepted in Ken’s honor, by Elmwood Residences Inc, 2012 Arlington Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7J 2H5 , if you re wishing to do so.
Christina (Tina) Roussin passed away peacefully on the night of August 4th surrounded by her loving family. She passed away just a little more than an hour shy of her 55th birthday. A prayer service will be held on August 15th at 7:00 pm in Saskatoon at Holy Family Cathedral followed by a celebration of Tina’s life on August 16th at 10:30 am at the same location. Tina was born on August 5, 1963 in Regina SK. She graduated from Esterhazy High School in 1981 and went on to obtain a degree in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan. After convocation, Tina worked as a registered nurse in Edmonton before moving to Saskatoon where she began her 29 year career with Saskatoon Health Region. She spent the majority of her nursing career working as an operating room nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital; however, she did spend some of those years working as a clinical nurse educator at St. Paul’s Hospital and Saskatoon City Hospital. Tina loved sewing, gardening, flower arranging, cooking and baking. Her greatest pleasure was received when spending time with her family, caring for and nurturing all of us in her own way. She was everyone’s rock and confidant. Tina’s contagious smile and sparkling green eyes have left a lasting image in our minds. Tina is lovingly survived by her daughter Aryn (Matthew), parents Laurent and Susan, siblings: Terry (Andy), Kim (Dale), Lori (Mike) and Larry (Oralene); her nieces and nephews: Wes (Amber), Jesse, Keegan (Natasha), Jason, Tynan, Justin, Alexis, Mathieu, Anica, Jada, Jayden, Jaevion, Cara and Drew. She will be missed by many aunts, uncles, friends and relatives.
John Patrick Homer passed away in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on August 1, 2018. He was born on November 2, 1948 in Regina, Saskatchewan to Ross and Pat. John will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Elmer Abram Plett October 12, 1937 - August 1, 2018 Although it is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Elmer Plett, we celebrate a life well-lived by a man of deep, transforming faith, boundless curiosity, zest for life, and determined can-do action. After a journey with cancer that lasted six years beyond what was expected following his initial diagnosis, Elmer leaves to miss his physical presence his beloved wife of 57 years, Pat, his children Tim (Corinne), Larry (Michelle), Greg (Char), Karen, his 10 grandchildren along with their spouses/partners, his brothers Walter (Olga), Paul, Les (Marian), Ray (Pat), sisters-in-law Irene and Joy, and his many nieces, nephews and friends. Our sadness at his absence is tempered by our joy that his resilience gave us so many bonus years, and by our relief that his physical suffering, which he endured with such gentle determination, is over. Elmer was a entrepreneur who ran his business, Plett Construction, in Hudson Bay, SK for 42 years. He served his churches, Canora Fellowship Chapel & Pineridge Fellowship Chapel, and his communities in many roles as a volunteer and leader with integrity and wisdom. He was endlessly creative and crafted many beautiful works of art with wood. Elmer will be remembered for his warm smile, unassuming charisma, thoughtful words, and his generosity in sharing his expertise, insight and love. As a family we wish to thank those at St Paul’s Hospital Palliative Care who so kindly cared for Elmer in his final weeks of life. We are also grateful for the many who cared for him throughout his journey: the staff of Saskatoon Cancer Clinic, Pain Management Team, Royal University Hospital, Palliative Home Care team, and Lakeview Church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the St Paul’s Hospital Palliative Care www.stpaulshospital.org (SPH Foundation tab) or Prairie Hospice Society www.PrairieHospice.org The memorial service took place on Wednesday, August 8th at 1pm at Lakeview Church in Saskatoon. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Thoughts and memories may be sent to email@example.com or www.cherishedmemories.ca
We regret to announce the sudden passing of Ric. Ric was born on June 5, 1967 and passed away at the age of 51. Please join his family; Natasha, Kyle, Linda – Karen – Tony, Lynda – Joan, Barry, Amanda, Rick, Brittany, Waren – Ashley, Patrick and Jonathan, as we celebrate his life at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 300 8thAvenue South in Martensville, Saskatchewan on August 6, 2018 at 4:00pm. Ric is fondly remembered for his sense of humour, his love of his furry companions and his inability to say no to anyone who needed a helping hand.
William (Bill) Henry Fredrick Struthers (Aug 4, 1926 - July 27, 2018) passed away after a courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side at Kindersley Heritage Manor. Bill is predeceased by his wife Vannetta and is survived by his sister Vera Campbell, son Bill (Jeannie) and daughters Debra (Brian), Karen, Shelley (Todd), Vanessa (Glen), Sandra (Steve) plus numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bill was an army veteran and a Legion member since 1956. He loved his jobs driving truck and moving furniture which he retired from at the age of 84 years young. His one hobby was bird watching. He had a book with the breeds listed and he sat on the deck and fed and watched them. Bill and Vannetta’s Celebration of Life will be announced shortly. Thank you to the Nurses and Doctors of the Kindersley Heritage Manor and the Kindersley Hospital for the care of our Dad. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
It is with great sadness that the family of David Lawrence Baird announce his passing on July 19, 2018. David was born in Dauphin, Manitoba on October 27, 1942 to Roy and Helen. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
With great sadness and loving memories, the family of Darcy Jonathon Hegland, 54, announces that he passed away in Saskatoon on July 1st , 2018, with his children at his side. Darcy was born in Prince Albert, November 28, 1962, to Jubelle and Diane Hegland, and was the second of three brothers. He attended school in Prince Albert and after a brief period out of province, he began working in P.A. as a carpenter and cabinet maker. After retraining in computer science, he spent a lot of time in the north, working for the PAGC and later, the Athabasca Health Region. Although he had a lifelong battle with mobility issues, he thrived and loved to be outdoors fishing, driving his quad and spending time with his children and dog. Ongoing health issues forced him to return to Prince Albert in 2017, and he began his battle with cancer. Darcy lived a life with a love for hockey, nature, his dogs and his children. He was a hard and honest worker, a talented cabinetmaker and overall artist. Darcy is survived by his three children, Danica, Madison and Tyler Hegland, as well as his beloved husky, Ghost; brother Duane (Jonah, Landon, and Emma), brother Brian; his mother Diane Verot, step mother Paulette Hegland; and his Aunt Myrtle Giles (Lynn, and Barry) He was predeceased by his father, Jubelle Hegland, Uncle Dennis and Aunt Vivian (Phillip Cromartie, children Crystal and Janel) A private celebration of Darcy's life will be held for family and close friends in the coming weeks.
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Vicky McCormick. Cremation has taken place.
With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Jerome at R.U.H. Coronary Cardiac Unit. He was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by his soulmate Laurie, son Derek, daughter Claudette, brother Sheldon; and Susanne and Scott (Laurie’s children). He was a very special Papa to Breanne. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Mary, and brother Dennis. Jerry was a carpenter by trade working for North Ridge for 27 years, Cairns and New Central Homes. He made many friends working at North Ridge and will be missed by all of them. At his request, there will be no funeral service. Arrangements in care of Kevin Martens of CHERISHED MEMORIES FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORY (306-242-7888)
We are truly saddened to announce the passing of Phil Scarrow. Phil was faithfully accompanied in a loving vigil in his final days and hours. Phil was well known and respected in the motorcycle and classic car community, which in turn was his life passion - second only to his love of family. Phil was predeceased by his parents Grant and Grace, and his brother Steven. Phil will be greatly missed by his life partner Rosanne, his brother Doug (Molly), his kids Chavon, Tylor (Heidi), and Trevor (Bobbi), and grandkids Shayla, Keidra, Riley, Bryne, Zaryn, Rayna, Jaylynn and numerous nieces and nephews. Phil was a father figure to many people, he was truly selfless and tall in the ways that count. For many years Phil was involved with the Coachmen Car Club and the Ol’ Puckers Hockey Team. The celebration of his life began at his old shop at 627 Avenue N South at 12:00 noon on Saturday June 16th 2018. There was a procession of vintage cars and motorcycles that departed from the shop to his memorial service at Cherished Memories located at 591 Centennial Drive North in Martensville, SK.
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Peter Kozakavich, family at his side, on June 14, 2018. Peter was the youngest of seventeen siblings born in Goodeve, Saskatchewan. He completed schooling in Regina, relocated to Saskatoon and embarked on a 45 year career with Russell Food Equipment. For those that did business with or worked with Peter, they can attest to the fact there was a right way to do things, a wrong way, and a P.K. way. Peter enjoyed golfing, walking, gardening, travelling, playing cards with family, and spending time in Waskesiu. Peter was an incredibly giving man always willing to help anyone with anything. No matter the situation you could always count on Peter’s kind nature and smile. Apart from being a loving husband and excellent father, Pete was also loved and adored by his many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. In most recent years he was focused on being a particularly excellent Gramps, which we can assure you he was. Peter is lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years Nancy, son Shane (Charlene ), grandson Declan, siblings Jack Kenton, Andrew Kozakavich, Alice Zwarich, Boris Kozakavich, and Elizabeth Sawchyn. At Peter’s request, there will be no service.
Johnnie Daschuk was born in Lynn Lake, Manitoba and passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Johnnie will be deeply missed by all his family and friends, and all those who were honoured to be a part of Johnnie's life.
It is with deep sadness the Family announces the passing of Jackie Reynolds of Saskatoon on June 2, 2018 at the age of 95. Jackie is survived by her daughter Nancy Broughton (John) and son Rob Reynolds (Molly). Her Grandchildren who spent many Happy hours with include Dean Broughton (Erin), Scott Broughton (Tracy), Jack and Jeannie Reynolds. Her Great-Grandchildren, Bella, Alana, Nick, Lucy and Tucker Broughton brought her Great Joy! She is also survived by her brother Maxwell Cheyne. Mom was predeceased by her husband Jack (1979) and her brother Raymond Cheyne. Jackie was born on a farm near St. Brieux, Saskatchewan to Curly and Camille Cheyne. Jackie's Grandma who only spoke French also lived with them for a time. Therefore Jackie learned to speak French and English fluently. Jackie worked for the Auto Clearing House and then became secretary at Buena Vista Public School. She continued to volunteer at the school for many years after her retirement. While in high school she became a member of "Nellie Small's Girl Pipe Band". They were also a dancing troupe that represented Canada at the New York World's Fair. Jackie loved to travel with family and friends all over the World! She served as secretary for many organizations and editor for the Saskatoon Widow Group until this year. Jackie was very active in the United Church through CGIT, UCW and taught Sunday school. Mom was very open minded and always ready to explore new adventures. She exemplified an intelligent mind as she kept abreast of World issues. Jackie enjoyed many days at Emma Lake with her family sitting on the deck with a cup of tea. Mom always looked on the "bright side" of life and was a very positive, "Happy" person who was always ready to join in! She was an amazing cook who also enjoyed entertaining. Jackie "Loved" everyone and everyone "Loved" her! A Celebration of Jackie's Life was held on June 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Willows Golf & Country Club.
Leo Johnson died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 2 at the age of 54. Leo was a man of many talents, always had a joke to tell, and will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. Leo was a long time member of Saskatchewan Iron Workers Local 771. Leo is survived by his children, Eric Johnson, Allan Johnson, and Carly Beaudry, his Mother Joyce and the rest of the Johnson Family near and far. Services will be planned at a later date.
Lois Margaret Exell was born in Port Colburn, Ontario on May 3, 1928 to Alfred and Beatrice Augustine. Lois passed away in Martensville, Saskatchewan on June 2, 2018 and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Mrs. Hildegarde Alexandra Lejins passed away June 1st at the age of 92. Alexandra Hildegarde Kalnins was born on December 4, 1925 in Kraslava, Latvia. A rebel all her life Hildegarde became a determined vegetarian at a very young age and at a time and place where such a choice was extremely rare and discouraged. She had dreamed of attending University and loved geology but circumstances made that impossible for her. Hildegarde survived the occupation of her beloved country Latvia first by the Russians, then the Germans during WW2, and then once more by the Russians after the war. Her father was a police officer who died when Hildegarde was only six years old leaving her alone with her Mother and Grandmother. They faced many hardships before and during the war and were eventually forced to follow the retreating German army out of Latvia and into a ‘Displaced Persons’ Refugee Camp. Her Grandmother died in the camp and after the war Hildegarde and her Mother made their way to England where Hildegarde spent two years in a sanitarium battling many health problems. She met her husband Zigurd Lejins (also from Latvia) in England and after giving birth to a son Janis (John), they along with Hildegarde’s Mother emigrated to Canada in 1960. A disturbing incident in England forever changed the lives of Hildegarde and Zigurd. Hildegarde had always felt there was an important connection between humans and animals but this incident only strengthened her belief. Immediately afterwards Zig also became a vegetarian and Hildegarde began her life’s work as a staunch animal rights activist. When they first came to Canada they settled in Ontario where Hildegarde began her pursuit of the abolishment of animal cruelty. She campaigned tirelessly, wrote letters, picketed, and corresponded world-wide with other people on the same mission. It was her passion and life’s purpose and her determination and stubbornness was nothing short of amazing. With Zig’s blessing her days were spent zealously in this pursuit and yet to Hildegarde what she accomplished in the animal rights movement was never enough. Hildegarde and Zig eventually moved to the Prince Albert area in 1975 where they built a house on an acreage which soon became home to innumerable dogs, cats, squirrels, rabbits, ravens, geese etc. etc. They raised many species of orphaned or injured animals and re-released them into the wild and when that wasn’t possible the animals stayed and found a loving home there. I remember visiting Zig and Hildegarde and having their rescued baby squirrels run up my leg, over my head and down my other leg before scurrying away. Goslings that came to them because of some mishap to their parents quickly became full grown geese that imprinted on them and would follow Zig and Hildegarde in the yard. As soon as a cherished pet died Hildegarde would rush to the SPCA to provide a home to yet another lucky dog or cat. Animals were respected by Hildegarde and treated as family members to an extent that I’ve never seen…no animal was left to suffer despite the sorrow she and Zig experienced in losing them. Hildegarde never faltered in her life’s work and many people may remember her picketing in front of fur establishments in downtown Prince Albert even in the coldest weather. Nothing could stop her mission. Hildegarde and Zig were horrified by the amount of excess and waste in the world and subsequently never wasted a thing…if there wasn’t a use for it now there would be a use for it one day. Zig would laugh that when they went to the landfill with the little garbage that they did have they ended up coming back home with more than they brought. They planted a huge garden and used absolutely everything from it. Their yard was a tangle of trees, grass, shrubs, and wildflowers and they let everything grow with abandon so as to encourage wildlife. There was no such thing as weeds to Hildegarde and Zig as long as some insect, mouse, or bird found refuge there. They would collect used clothing to send to the then Soviet occupied Latvia. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union they were able to return for a couple of visits to their homeland and re-connect with long lost friends and relatives. These visits to their home that they left reluctantly 60 years ago were incredibly emotional for them. Hildegarde and Zig’s life legacy is a fund exclusively dedicated to their mission. The bulk of their estate is to be left to the Medical Department of the University of Saskatchewan to further the pursuit of the complete abolishment of animal testing in research. Hildegarde was predeceased by a brother Erik in infancy, her Mother Hilda in 1967, her husband Zigurd in 2008 and her only child John in 2011. She has no remaining family in Canada but leaves her special friends, Rosanne, Jimmy, Anne, Gwen, Dave and Judy A special Thank-you to Travis and the Home Care Staff who went above and beyond in their care of Hildegarde making extra effort to allow her to stay in the home she loved for as long as possible. Many of the home care staff continued to visit her in hospital even after their services were no longer required…you became part of her family for which I am grateful. Also Thank-you to the staff on the 5th floor of the Victoria Hospital who made her as comfortable as possible and showed much compassion during Hildegarde’s stay in hospital and especially during her final days. I have tremendous respect for what you all do every day, not only for your patients but also for their loved ones…you truly do special work. Hildegarde and Zig’s lives were lived with conviction, courage, and honesty and I am blessed to have been their friend At Hildegarde’s request there will be no funeral service.
Gladys Jessie Anderson (nee Moonie) was born in Nipawin on October 5th, 1932. She was the eldest daughter and one of thirteen children born to Alexander and Emily moonie. Gladys passed away at St. Pauls Hospital Palliative Care Unit on May 31st, 2018. Gladys grew up in the Blue Spruce district. Being the oldest girl she was a big help to her mom with the younger children. In the late 1940's Gladys worked for Mick and Thelma Lidster. In December of 1949 she married Donald Anderson. To this union four children were born. Don (Arlene) - Chris (Melinda), Jason (Ourayvanh), Aaron (Carly). Dale (Leatha) - Scott (Renelle), Nicole (Dean). David - Darcie, Cory (DeeDee), Devon (Aimee), Dexter (Meghan). Cindy (Randy Brisbin) - Devon As well as 16 great- grandchildren Through the years Gladys worked in retail in various positions. She was also part owner-operator of the White Fox Cafe. Gladys enjoyed curling very much, both playing and watching on T.V. She enjoyed watching baseball as well. Her and Delmar spent many summers at Pasquia Park near Carrot River. They enjoyed many rounds of golf as well as reconnecting with old friends and making many new ones. The last few years Gladys and Delmar lived in McClure Place in Saskatoon and she enjoyed being part of the community there. Gladys was an avid crib and bingo player. She also loved the idea that she could just walk down the hall and have her hair done. I am sure Gladys will be remembered by many for her spunk and always telling you exactly what was on her mind. Gladys leaves to mourn: Delmar Hanson (Dale & Kevin) Her four children and their families. Sisters - Hazel (Skip) Fennessy, Evelyn (Bernard) Studer, Arma Dyck, Lorraine (Al) Dodding, Brother - Garland (Lois) Moonie, many neices and nephews as well as many other relatives and friends. Gladys was predeceased by: Son in law - Randy Brisbin Brothers - Mervin, Malcolm, Bryce, Grant, Floyd and Glenn Sister - Mavis Chosen mother in law - Anna Hanson Internment will be held at a later date
Cliff (aka Radio Man) was born in Saskatoon, SK to Margaret Sawatsky. Cliff received his education in Saskatoon and for 23 years he was employed at Prairie Machines. He was so proud of the leather jacket and the custom trophy they presented to him at his 20 year anniversary. Cliff spent countless hours volunteering at Parkridge Centre, he loved taking the residents on outings and he loved the people. His passion was country and western music. He could name every artist, every song and of course every announcer on the CJWW station. Cliff loved to watch wrestling and spent countless hours with his best friends watching it on Pay Per View. Once again, he could recite the entire history of any given wrestler. He had a fantastic ability to recall facts and dates.
Nicki was a miracle, from the day she was born to May 24th, the day she earned her wings. Though small at only 4’10” (5’ with heels), her presence and heart were big enough to fill any room. You could always count on Nicki, probably wearing pink or purple, to brighten your day with her warmth, humor, or one of her coveted hugs. She was the kindest, most caring and emphatic young lady you’d ever meet. Her passion was her friends, boyfriend and family, whom she loved fearlessly. If there was a birthday, campfire, games night or just “coffee” with friends, Nicki would be there (probably ten minutes early). Nicki was an animal lover and avid photographer, and that made for a lot of pictures of her dog Hunter. She loved to watch movies, go for walks with her boyfriend, and attend any & every family gathering. A proud auntie, Nicki dreamed of one day becoming a mother herself as she had so much love to give. Nicki was a fighter, blessed with boundless determination and inner strength that saw her beat the odds on countless occasions. She shared a special and eternal bond with her twin sister Steph, a love that will transcend this life. While she left too soon for those who loved her, Nicki went out on top – with her loved ones by her side. Survived by; her loving parents, Sandy & Kathy MacLean; siblings, Jacklyn (Karsten) Harms, Chris (Chelsey) MacLean and Stephanie MacLean; nephews, Rylan, Gavin and Hudson; nieces, Cali, Violet and Poppy; her auntie and second mom, Lynn (Syd) Bauer; her boyfriend, Calvin Nazar; his parents, Blaine & Jackie Nazar and his family; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 5th at 2:00 pm at Mayfair United Church. Heaven has gained an angel and a beautiful soul. Until we meet again, all our love, your family.
Leona Bernice Giesbrecht passed away on May 18, 2018 at St. Pauls Hospital in Saskatoon, SK at the age of 82 years. Leona was born North West of Herbert to John and Justina Dyck on April 16, 1936. She is predeceased by her parents and her husband, George Leonard Giesbrecht in 2013. She leaves to cherish her memory; her children, Rita(Bryan) Clements, Peggy(Greg) Clarke, Joyce(Art) Marbach, and Dwayne(Betty) Giesbrecht; brothers, Elmer Dyck and Vernon Dyck; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. At Leona’s request there will be no funeral service, but a private family memorial service at a later date. Donations in Leona’s memory may be made to the Lung Association in lieu of flowers.
Marion Chornobrywy passed away on May 28th, 2018 at RUH in Saskatoon. Marion was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on July 1st, 1933. She was the second of four daughters born to Robert and Maisey Agnew, sisters Doris (Jack), Eileen (Mark), Carol (Roy). At 25 years of age, and by herself, she immigrated to Ottawa. Her parents did not say goodbye to her at the ship as they believed she would be on the next ship back home. In Ottawa she was the first woman to do window displays for a department store in Canada. It was in Ottawa where she met and married WWII Veteran and Wing Commander in the RCAF, Amil Chornobrywy. They later moved to Montreal where Marion obtained her Fine Arts Degree from Concordia University. She also owned an art gallery, named Gallerie Elite. In her later years she moved to Saskatoon to be closer to family. Marion is survived by her children Lynn (Claude) Seguin, Dennis (Johanna) Chornobrywy and extended family, Jean-Pierre (Carlyn), Aaron (Joanne), Bree, Jacynthe, Emily, Will, Camille, Victoria and Larry plus many nieces and nephews in Ireland and the UK. A memorial will take place at a later date in her beloved city of Belfast. The family wishes to thank RUH Doctors, nurses and staff who made her last days easier. Thoughts and memories may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org www.cherishedmemories.ca.
Ralph was born on May 19, 1937 in Prince Albert to Stanley and Nellie Senga, the middle child and only son. He was predeceased by his sister Jo and parents. Ralph is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shelia, and their three children: son, Dean (Ida) grandson James (Danielle) and great-grandsons Josh and Jarome, granddaughter Jenna (Chad) and great-grandson Kane, grandson Kyle (Desarai) and great-grandson Nash; daughter, Lana, granddaughter Alyssa (Karly); son, Jason (Janelle) and granddaughter, Quinn, and grandson, Theo. He is also survived by three sisters: Anne, Sylvia (Don) nephews David and Trevor and their families; and Sandra; Sheila’s three siblings: Wayne (Betty Lou) nephews Ron and Craig, niece Tracy and their families; Joyce (Jim) nephew Stacy and niece Lindsey and their families; Lloyd (Kathy) nephews Dustin and Dallas and their families. Ralph is also survived by numerous good friends who were like family to him. Ralph taught school for the Saskatoon East Unit for 4 years and the rest of his career was at Northern Lights School Division in Northern Saskatchewan. He taught one year in Sandy Bay and in La Ronge from 1967 through 1991. He was a passionate and dedicated educator who strived to bring out the best in his students. While teaching at Churchill Community High School in La Ronge, Ralph started the Outdoor Education program: building canoes, camping and paddling all over the North. He coached volleyball, basketball and years of curling, with one of his former students celebrating a silver medal at the Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002. Then there was hockey. He loved hockey. He coached minor hockey and refereed for many years. Ralph took in as many La Ronge Ice Wolf games as he could. In his later years, while spending time in Saskatoon, Ralph attended hockey games where La Ronge youngsters played. Ralph was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed countless good times with his family and friends golfing, hunting, fishing, and picking berries. Ralph loved the North and all the people in it. After a long teaching career, he worked in construction, corrections, the local golf course, and finally in maintenance/gardening for the Campling family. He finally retired at the age of 80 and passed away three days before his 81st birthday. Less than 6 weeks before his passing he shoveled 3 roofs of snow, snow machined for 40 miles and went ice fishing. He was a man of action. We will celebrate Ralph’s life with a come-and-go BBQ at Kikinahk Friendship Center in La Ronge on June 9, 2018 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. This will be a time for visiting, sharing stories, and reflecting on how Ralph affected your life. Casual apparel is encouraged; feel free to wear shorts and sandals. No flowers please. Donations can be made to the Cancer Society or Churchill Community High School Athletic Program.
Norma Inez Middleton, 67, of Saskatoon, Sk. passed away peacefully May 19, 2018 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, Sk. A celebration of her life will be held Sat. May 26, 2018 @ 3pm at Community of Christ church in Saskatoon. Norma was born on August 14, 1950 in Consort Ab. She grew up on the family farm near Senlac, Sk. She did all her grade schooling in Senlac and went on to Reeves Business College in Saskatoon. She started working as a telephone exchange operator in Senlac and continued on to N. Battleford and then Saskatoon for a full career with Sasktel before taking early retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews as well as hobbies of reading, knitting, word puzzles and computer media. She was predeceased by her parents, Keith and Bessie Middleton. She is lovingly survived by her siblings Carol [Debra] Jones-Middleton, Diane Middleton, Myron Middleton, Doug [Becky] Middleton, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to World Accord, 1C - 185 Frobisher Dr., Waterloo, On. N2V 9Z9 www.worldaccord.org
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joseph Gérald Emile DeGagné on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Saskatoon City Hospital at the age of 68. Gérald was born on December 10, 1949 in Morris, MB to Aline (née Lauzé) and Louis DeGagné. Gérald will be remembered fondly by his loving wife of 44 years, Paulette (née Prytula); his daughter Renée (Kyle); his son Stephan (Shannon); his siblings Hubert (Deirdre), Marcel (Anita), Collette (Dennis), and Léo (Mariette); sister-in-law Margo; his beautiful granddaughters Abigail, Finley, Olivia and Zoey; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. Gérald is predeceased by his father Louis, mother Aline, sister Louise, and brother Roger. Gérald loved working with his hands and was employed as a carpenter most of his life. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, cooking, and cheering on his favourite sports teams: the Winnipeg Jets and Blue Bombers. He was a devoted member of the 8279 Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, and dedicated countless hours to the Blackstrap Youth Camp. Most of all, Gérald was a loving father, committed husband, attentive grandfather, and friend to all. The family would like to send a special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Transitional Care Unit at the Saskatoon City Hospital for the loving care and support they provided Gérald over the past few weeks. Funeral services for Gérald will be held at St. Mary’s Parish in Saskatoon on Saturday, May 26 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gérald’s memory to the Saskatoon Knights of Columbus Blackstrap Youth Camp (Box 203, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3K4).
Carolyn Svea (nee Haugen) Redford Carolyn was born on Tuesday January 6, 1942, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan at the age of 76 years. She was raised in Prince Albert and this is where she met her husband George Redford while he was employed with the Department of Natural Resources. Mom accompanied Dad while he was stationed in several small communities in Saskatchewan and also while he completed university in Saskatoon, after which they settled back in Prince Albert to raise their six children. Mom took a position with East Hill Nursery school in 1976 and under her leadership, the preschool eventually moved to Gateway Covenant Church and became Gateway Preschool. Mom cared for and taught hundreds of children over the years as the preschool became one of the largest in Prince Albert. In her retirement she enjoyed spending time with Dad, singing with various singing groups and caring for her great granddaughter Kaya. Mom is lovingly remembered by her 6 children, Kristina (Mike Sr.), Joan (Dean), Kenneth (Dorothy), George Jr., Leslie (Richard), Peggy (Trevor); her grandchildren, Mike Jr., TJ, Cabot, Kamiel, Cheralyn, Emilia, Xander, Codie, Chandra, Mackenzie, Kaleigh, Brock, Joshua, Kattie, Matthew, Taylor, Mykayla, Noah, Jaiden, Dontae, Ty and Taryn; her great-grandchildren, Kaya, Alex, Axton, Domonic, TJ, Chaundia, Destiny, Courtney, Oliver and Noah; her brother-in-law David (Marcia), her sister-in-law Doris, countless nieces, nephews and their families; special family members Terry and Mary (Dean) and her life long friend and sister of her heart Evelyn Kukac. Welcoming her to her new Heavenly Home is her husband George Redford and her granddaughter Courtney Redford, along with her lifelong friend and sister of her heart, Sharon Plummer and her mother Kathleen (Grandma) Relitz. She was also predeceased by her parents, Birger and Svea (nee Anderson), her sisters, Alice and Margaret, her mother-in- law and father-in-law Leslie and Sylvia (nee Rothwell) , her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Orrell and George Hough, her brothers-in-law, Edward and Albert, and their wives, Dianne and Noreen, her niece and nephews Heather, Cheryl, Jamie, and Shayne Redford, Trent Lafrenierre, Troy Loseth, and Gauy Carey, A special thank you to Dr. Gordon Surkan for his years of compassion and dedication to our family and also to the staff at Mount St. Joseph’s for their care and kindness to Mom and her family over the years. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Gateway Covenant Church, 1500 15 Street East, Prince Albert at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018, followed by a luncheon in the basement. Interment will follow in Garrick, Saskatchewan. We invite any former co-workers, students and parents to join her family and friends as we celebrate our mother’s life.
It is with great sadness the family of Alfred Bock announces his passing May 9, 2018 in Saskatoon, SK. Alfred will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those who were a part of Alfred's life.
Greg Pocha (11/17/1957 - 05/08/2018) With broken hearts, the family of Greg Pocha announce the passing of a loving husband, father and grandfather on May 8, 2018 in Saskatoon, SK at age 60, after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Judy, of 42 years, children Michael (Theori) Pocha, Chelsea (Matt) Salter, Andrew (Terri) Pocha and twelve grandchildren; as well as mother, Jean Pocha, siblings Ken (Charlotte) Pocha, Patricia (Bob) Hack, Diane (Paul) Dorval, Wesley Pocha, father-in-law Edward (Barbara) Rowan, bothers-in law Dean (Sheena) Rowan, John (Victoria) Rowan and numerous nieces and nephews. Greg is predeceased by his father, Rueben Pocha, and mother-in-law Marion Rowan. A celebration of Greg’s life was held Saturday May 12, 2018 at Cherished Memories Funeral Services in Martensville, SK. Memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House.
It is with great sadness the family of Dale Ullrich announces his passing April 28, 2018 in Saskatoon, SK. Dale will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those who were a part of Dale's life.
Neil George Wakelam of Regina passed away peacefully after a courageous battle on May 14th 2018 at the age of 61. Neil was an avid horticulturist and his green thumb will be greatly missed by his friends and family. Neil was predeceased by his parents Fred and Mary and his nephew Jordan. He is lovingly remembered by his partner in life Joan Kilbride, children Jackie (Jaret) Wakelam of Red Deer, Ashlee (Ken) Wakelam of McLean, Michael (Andrea) Kilbride of Regina, and Joel (Jessica) Kilbride of Regina, Grandchildren Liam, Parker, Emma, Michael, Madison, Issabelle and Vienna, 3 brothers Lorne (Shelley), Wayne (Janice), and Glenn (Jackie), as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. A special thank you to the ICU staff at St. Paul’s hospital in Saskatoon. A private service will be held at a later date, in lieu of flowers we ask that a donation be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association and/or a tree/perennial be planted in his memory.
It is with Great Sorrow that the family of Elizabeth Faye Waite announces her sudden passing on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Known to many as Faye, she was born in Carrot River, SK on November 5, 1953 to parents Olga and Jacob Adelman. Upon Graduating from High School she moved to Saskatoon to attend Saskatoon Business College and start her career. She had her daughter Kimberley Dawn in 1980. After a job at a Law firm in Saskatoon, she moved to Watrous in 1989 to pursue a career as an Administrative Assistant at Long Lake School Division which amalgamated to Horizon School Division. She retired in 2014 and moved to Martensville to be closer to her family. For the last couple of years she has been working part time at the Lutheran Theological Seminary. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends at any time but especially at the lake. Her favourite winter activity was watching her Grandsons play hockey. Always their biggest fan. She was predeceased by her parents Olga and Jacob, sister Dorothy, brothers: Walter and Ken. Faye is survived by daughter Kim (Chris), grandsons: Broden, Reid and Jaxon, sister-in-law Audrey, brother-in-law George, Nephews Jeff, Kevin, Bradley, Tyler, niece Karla and numerous cousins. A Memorial Service at Cherished Memories Funeral Services, 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Followed by Interment at the Martensville Cemetery and Luncheon. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
Born February 2, 1928 in Wapella, Sask. passed away April 19, 2018 in Dalmeny, Sask. Mom was predeceaced by; her husband’s, Obert Slind and Edwin Chadney; Children, Lori Slind and Larry Slind; daughter in law, Marica Slind; grandson, Jarl Slind; parents, Rita and Wesley Hamilton; sisters, Rella and Fay Hamilton; brother, Bert Hamilton; and sister in laws, Marjorie Hamilton and Alma Hamilton. Surviving family are; daughters, Debra Malekoff (Jeff), Alison Davis(Milt) and Rita Bourgonje(Fred); grandchildren, Jamie, Kris, Laurie(Matt), Jared(Meagan), Stephen, Aimee(Adam), Brenon(Kayla) and Tyson(Carina); great Grandchildren, Andrea(Nick), Rhiannon, Kalli, Kaden, Kaci, Aidan, Riley and Mia; great great Grandson Marshall; brothers, Russ Hamilton, Keith Hamilton(Eileen) and Clarence Hamilton; sister-in-law Edna Slind; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom loved her Blue Jays, curling, scrabble, knitting and baking. Mom loved her time at Greenwater Provincial Park. She loved taking her children and grandchildren to the beach and having weiner roasts. Mom and Dad raised their family in Archerwill until retiring to Greenwater in 1978 and moved to Porcupine Plain in 2010. Her final year was at Spruce Manor Special Care home in Dalmeny, Sask where she was lovingly cared for. There will be no funeral by Mom’s request. A grave site service will be held in June at Lakeside Cementary in Archerwill with a weiner roast following at Greenwater. The family is requesting that donations in Mom’s memory to be made to Spruce Manor Care Home, Box 190, Dalemeny, Sask. S0K 1E0
Joyce Sophie (nee Skarpinsky) Tchozewski passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 22, 2018. Mom was born on March 10, 1936 in the community of Hawkeye, Saskatchewan. Joyce is lovingly survived by her 3 sons, Randy, Bob (Johanna Pichler), and Rick; granddaughter Brooklyn Tchozewski; brothers Alex (Joyce) Skarpinsky, Peter (Eleanor) Skarpinsky; sister Rose Wilde; and many other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Emil; her parents Mike and Mary Skarpinsky formerly of Shell Lake; her in-laws Max and Polly Tchozewski formerly of Clair, Saskatchewan; her brothers Paul Skarpinsky and Bill Skarpinsky both formerly of Shell Lake. Mom loved all sports, the Blue Jays, gardening and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed playing guitar and her time with the 1966 Queen’s Comets fastball team. She will be dearly missed by her family. Rest in Peace Mom. A very special thanks to her son Rick for the many hours spent with Mom through her battles. Thank you to Dr. Pally for all of his care and support. At Mom’s request, there will be no formal service.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of William (Bill) Thomas Walker, 74, on Friday, April 20th, 2018, at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte Ann Walker (nee Gates), his mother, Mary Eleanor Walker (nee Clement), his father William Alexander Walker, his brothers John (Bob) Robert and his wife Agnes, Jim and his wife Shirley, Russel and his wife Bunny, and George and his wife Alma. Bill leaves behind his daughter Ellie Walker, his sister Cathy and brother-in-law Henry Froese, and his niece Mary Juneau and her family. Bill was born on July 26, 1943 in Saskatoon. He was born in a boxcar his family was living in as they were building their house on Kilburn Avenue. He worked for the City of Saskatoon for over 30 years in various arenas, the campground, and on the golf courses. Bill was well-known for his gift of the gab and his ability to speak to anyone. He loved walking, reading westerns, working outside, and taking care of his dogs. He will be sadly missed. Internment of William and Charlotte will take place at the Milden Cemetery on May 12, 2018 at 11:00am. A memorial service will follow in the lower hall of Third Avenue United Church at 2:00pm.
Marie Agnes Mildenberger (nee Jansen) (92 yrs) March 9, 1926 – April 15, 2018 Mom is breaking with tradition and has requested to have NO funeral as a farewell. She has chosen cremation and there will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. Celebrate today by praying for her and she asked that you pray for each other, love one another and forgive each other. Talk to your children about Jesus and pray with them. She loved it when the kids, grandkids and great grandkids prayed with her on the phone usually bedtime prayers, we had many conference calls with family that always ended with the Lord’s Prayer. Laughter was always welcome and she was able to laugh at herself over many misfortunes and mistakes or failures. She could get through much heartache by reaching out to others with a smile or helping hand. Mom graduated from nursing school (1949) from St. Elizabeth’s in Humboldt, SK. and formed many life lasting friendships, taking part in several nurse’s reunions over the years. Our “Grand Mother Goose” took her final flight in the early hours of April 15, 2018. She finally decided to trade her weary, tired, wings for something more light and angelic. In her final days she was surrounded by her beloved flock of goslings. There were memories, tears and laughter shed by all. She instilled in all her children a sense of love, survival, family connection, kindness to others, and faith in Jesus Christ. She married Donald Mildenberger in 1953 and continued to nurse as her family grew in numbers and her priority was set. We rejoice that she lived; we took delight in her motherly love. We treasure that we shared in her life; we cherish our memories of her. So it is with love that we leave her in peace. And it is with the greatest of respect that we bid her farewell... Granny was ready to go and was happy knowing her family is all together and that they don’t have to worry for her anymore. She has gone through too much suffering and never enjoyed the fuss over her. 92 years …..wow! She defied the odds and lasted long after her body’s expiration date. She was a great woman with a big heart and her best qualities have been passed on (and have been showcased) through her kids. Some of those include, family comes first, love for others, general compassion for people, willingness to step up to help, a gentle heart, love of laughter, overall goofiness, willingness to forgive, love for family and friends, love and respect for God, and the list goes on….. Rest in Peace Granny. We will all miss you and will never forget you. Submitted by Daniel Rauckman, eldest grandchild, on behalf of the grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her children Patrick (Theresa) Mildenberger, their children – Michael (Tracy); Christina (Brian) Chamberlin, daughter Nyah; Thomas (Anna); Jeffrey (Meghan), daughter Ella. Terry(Rita) Mildenberger, their children Adam (Terra); Tammy (Steve) Parkinson their children Travis, Rebecca and Baby bump. Donna Rauckman and children, Daniel (Jill) their children Casey, Mitchell, & Maggie; Brady (Indra) their children, Michaela & Lukas; Miranda, and children, Julia, Charlie & Emmett Hogemann; Robin (Shawn) Nantais. Ramona(Richard) Farago, son, John, and his son Matthew; Stepsons Kent and Jason Timothy’s surviving daughter Jamie Mildenberger. Lori(Mark) Toohey, their children, Nathan (Sandra) their children, Haylee, Marcus & Max; Tim (Jessica) and daughter Abigail; Sidney. Jim(Dorothy) their children Jordan; Courtney Rosie(Hugh) Carter, their children Brandon; Emma & Ceilidh. Mom was born as the oldest daughter of 14 children, 10 surviving siblings and their families, Brothers Frank; Peter & (Phyllis); John & (Helen): Jerome & (Valeria); James, Ray & (Brenda): Sisters: Anne: Agnes; Jeanette & (Tony); Genevieve & (Harold). Marie was predeceased by her husband Donald (1997), sons Michael (1969), Timothy (1986), parents John (1984) & Appolonia Jansen (2006), mother in law Lydia Mildenberger (1972) & father in law John Mildenberger (1976), siblings Dolores, Ben, Theresa, in laws Kathy, Don, Earl, Leo, Alvina, Valerie, and many friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Circle Drive Special Care Home on Preston Ave in Saskatoon, SK. at: circledrivespecialcarehome.ca The family would like to thank mom’s friends and relatives who kept in touch and shared conversation, laughter and prayers. We would also like to thank the staff at Circle Drive Special Care Home who cared for Mom to the very end and allowed us as a family to enjoy fun time together with mom. A special Thanks to April at Cherished Memories, Funeral Home and Crematorium Services in Martinsville, Sask. In closing we invite you to honor the Lord (and Mom) by praying out loud her favorite prayer…. Our Father Who art in Heaven Hallowed be thy Name Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done On earth as it is in Heaven Give us this day our daily bread And forgive us our trespasses As we forgive those who trespass against us And lead us not into temptation But deliver us from evil For thine is the Kingdom The Power and the Glory Forever and ever, Amen.
TRUPEJ, Ivon "John" Was born on April 27, 1932 in Yugoslavia to George and Marie Trupej. He passed away peacefully on April 9, 2018 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Ivon worked for City Electric during his career. He is lovingly survived and deeply missed by his wife, Maria Trupej.
Grant Roy McCann 53 of Saskatoon Sk. passed away April 11, 2018 at St Paul’s Hospital Saskatoon after a courageous battle with cancer. Grant grew up on the family farm at Viceroy and attended school at Viceroy and Assiniboia. Grant worked in a lumberyard for his brother and on the family farm. He moved on to work as a rodman at Harris Rebar in Regina, Toronto and Vancouver. He came back to Viceroy and worked at Ormiston mining and steel. Grant passed his 1 A license and started long haul semi driving, learning fast driving through B.C. mountains in the winter and then did gravel hauling. His last job was in Saskatoon with 4D transport, driving super B’s where he worked with a great group and this is where he found his second family. He drove over 2 million miles in his driving career and never had a crash. He was so proud of his achievement. Grant is survived by; his mother, Elene McCann of Moose Jaw; his big brother, Edward(Sharon)McCann of Saskatoon; sister Linda (Terry) Ray of Crane Valley; and his little brother, Ian ( Tanya) McCann of Viceroy; along with uncles, aunts many niece’s nephews, cousins and special friends Connie Gillespie and Dwayne Desrosiers. He is predeceased by his father Roy Edward McCann (1990) and niece Brandee Sherry McCann. (1977) In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society
With great sadness we announce the passing of Evelyn Nora Goodwin of Saskatoon SK on April 9, 2018 at the age of 87. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother she will be truly missed by husband Victor Rupps, daughter Barb, grandchildren Jennifer, Connie (Rusty) and Melanie and great grandchildren Lucas, Mason, Leo, Kaila and Cameron. Son Dave (Charlene), grandchildren Geoff (Meagan) and Stacey and great grandchildren Hazel, Willa and Jake. Daughter Joanne (Doug) and daughter Mona (Mark), grandchildren Elsie (Joe), Sam (Jill), and Willy and great grandchildren Juniper, Evelyn and Atlas. She also leaves behind several step children, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is predeceased by her parents Elsie and Leonard Munson, husband Thomas Goodwin, brothers Les, Gerald and Ed Munson. Evelyn was born in Mayview SK. At the age of 14 her family moved to Prince Albert SK and she lived there until she moved to Saskatoon SK in 1951. In 1993 Evelyn and Tom retired to spend summers at Emma Lake SK and winters in Yuma AZ. She enjoyed sewing, bowling, curling, golfing and traveling the world. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. We send heartfelt thanks to St. Paul’s hospital palliative care unit for the compassion and excellent care of our mom during her time there. Funeral will take place on April 27, 2018 at Cherished Memories Funeral Services, Martensville SK at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
Bruce Jonathan O'Quinn, (DOB Nov. 20, 1962) Passed in peace Tuesday April 3, 2018. Freedom 55. He leaves behind his Mother Norma and 10 siblings, Kokum Rita, Melanie and her family, his 6 children, and his grand children, among others. He is reunited with his father Paddy and Mushum Glen. Bruce was born and raised in Stephenville, Newfoundland. He was the 9th of 11 children. After high school he joined the Navy. A couple of years in, with an honourable discharge, he left the Navy and made his way West. He eventually settled in Regina. Growing up with many siblings and little tv, loving the great outdoors came naturally. He was a bit of a woodsman. Splitting wood and keeping a fire going was not a chore. He embraced it. Bon fires were a passion. Need anything burned, Bruce is no longer your man. He loved camping. No tent required. He preferred a self made lean-to and a bed of boughs. Had to be careful though. Sparks were known to fly. He would be quick to assure everyone that cremation suits his bon fire loving soul. He travelled extensively via thumb (Hitch hiking), across Canada more than once. If offered a bus ticket, he'd respectfully decline with, "I'll shower and shave and put on clean clothes. Someone will pick me up and they'll be happy." This was followed with a chuckle or a silly Paddy side smirk. Bruce took fashion seriously. Going shirtless and wearing a do-rag was common but he wasn't opposed to climbing into a Diabetes Donation bin for some new attire. Instead of flowers, Bruce would admire an unexpected act of kindness to some poor, unfortunate soul. Friendly banter would be a hit too. Everyone who remembers Bruce is asked to celebrate in their own way. A potentially dangerous bon fire or putting alcohol to your mouth would be quite appropriate. "Yes by!! Anything for a laugh!"
The Kinzie family is saddened to announce the passing of Don Kinzie on Thursday, March 29,2018 at St. Paul’s Hospital. He left this world peacefully at the age of 92. With Hazel, his wife of 60 years, at his side. Don was predeceased by his parents, Merril and Regina; his brother Pat; sister Evelyn; his daughter Gail and infant daughter Mary. He is survived by his brothers, Derry and Brian (Maureen); sister Merlyn; his sons, Francis (Ellen), Kevin, and Nolan; daughters, Arlene (Kinzie) and Bonnie (Brad); grandchildren, Jason (Corianne), Marty (Darcy), Jamie (Blaine), Christian, Jackson, James, Brooklyn, Madisen, and Kenna; great grandchildren, Kohlby, Brandt, Jayden, and Claire. Don was born in Saskatoon and lived all his life at Pike Lake where he started farming at the age of 18. He worked winters logging in B.C. and cutting pulp in Ontario. Don was always young at heart enjoying ski-dooing, quadding, hunting, and fishing. One of his favorite things to do was getting together with friends for a good card game. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, served on municipal council, and was one of the founding members of the Pike Lake Community Center. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 211 Avenue O South in Saskatoon. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, 1702 20th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7M 0Z9.
Lillian Briggs, 96 ½, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2018, at her son’s home in Grasswood where she had spent a majority of her adult life and raised her family. A celebration of Lil’s life will be planned at Circle Drive Place - date to be announced. Lillian was born October 14, 1921 at Venn, SK. She was educated in Venn and Saskatoon and in 1940 married the love of her life, Jack Briggs (1919-2010). Lillian is survived by; her three children, Bev and Jerry Parent of Saskatoon, Brian and Debbie Briggs of Minnesota, Warren and Pat Briggs of Grasswood. Lillian will be greatly missed by her family, her three grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Lillian loved and provided dedicated service to her family, friends, Grasswood Community, and Circle Drive Place. Lillian loved her swimming pool friends, her walking, her curling and knitting.
Charles (Charlie) Senga was the second of 6 children born to Jan (John) & Mary (Romanchuk) Senga on their farm southeast of Meath Park, Sk. He spent 80 years on that farm. His love for that land lasted till the day he died. Charlie was predeased by his parents John (1953), Mary (1996), sister Kay (2014), sister-in-law Hilda (2016), brother Louis (2017) nephew Raymond (2004). He is survived by his brother Peter in Lanigan, brother Frank (Louise) in Saskatoon, brother Larry (Brenda) in Saskatoon. Also survived by 8 nephews & nieces, Isabelle (Ray’s widow), Tom (Lori), Mike (Colleen), Linda, Paul (Elaine), Rose (James), Virginia (Glen), Jae (Amanda). Also 9 great nephews & nieces David, Sandra, Pam, Craig, Heather, Matthew, Shane, Brandon, Kaylee & one to arrive soon. One great-great nephew Luka & one to arrive soon. He also leaves behind his many cousins that he was very close to. Besides family Charlie had 3 great loves, his farm, John Deere tractors & curling. Charlie had to give up curling last year after 30 years. He was invited by the seniors curling league to the year end banquet to receive a long- time curler recognition for his years curling just 4 days before his passing. He never quit smiling all night. Funeral service for Charlie will be held April 7, 2018 at St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church, 581 9th St. E. Prince Albert at 2:30 PM.
Ramona (Enns) Carnell of Saskatoon, SK passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on Monday, March 19, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. “First, you get born. Last, you die. The middle is called living.” Mona lived that motto everyday of her life, embracing all that life has to give, and giving of herself in return. Mona was born on May 13, 1934 in Saskatoon and grew up here, where she met and married the love of her life, Bill Carnell. They raised three children, who gave them eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Mona loved her family deeply and was extremely proud of each and every one of them. Mona had many hobbies, a large circle of friends, and a tremendous amount of faith in God. She was very active in her church until her failing health prevented it. Mona was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob Enns and Anna (Penner) Enns. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, William (Bill) Carnell; her son Bill Carnell, daughter-in-law Barbara Bodnarchuk and their children Chris (Kate) Carnell, Kim (Rob) Hoobonoff and Brenna (Kevin) Marinier; her daughter Tammy (Ron) Birns and their children Erin (Steve) Kornaga, Jamie Birns, and Mike (Gayna) Birns; her daughter Pamela (Barry) Barker and their children Chad (Shae) Barker and Katlin (Hillary) Barker; her great-grandchildren Jason, Mary, Jonah, Piper, Sierra, Declan, Liam, Brielle, Adalyn, Lilika, Lincoln, Bentlee, Royce, Logan and Haylee; her brother David Enns; and her sister-in-law Audrey Sabiston. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Hampton Free Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Pastor Dennis Camplin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Thoughts and memories may be sent to email@example.com
Leonard Gordon Miller, age 92, of Saskatoon passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Predeceased by his loving wife Joanna in 2012, and survived by children Jeffrey (Brenda) of Saskatoon, Leslie (Stelios) of Ottawa, Gary (Lynda) of Saint-Prex, Switzerland and David (Kathleen) of St. Petersburg, Florida, 9 grandchildren (Megan, Jillian, Brett, Yiannis, Eleni, Emily, Lauren, Allison and Sarah) and 4 great-grandchildren (Dawson, Miller, Parker and Elle). Born April 4, 1925 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Len grew up in a variety of communities in the interior of BC. He graduated from Kamloops High in 1943, winning a scholarship to attend UBC in Vancouver. Len took a year off from UBC during 1945-46 to teach high school at a Japanese internment camp in the interior of BC, and then graduated with a BA in Philosophy from UBC in 1948. While at UBC he met Joanna and they had their first date at the Farmer's Frolic. They wed in 1949. Len received his MA from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1950. In 1950 they moved to Ithaca, NY to pursue his PhD in Philosophy at Cornell, which he received in 1954. Len also taught at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts for two years before moving back to Seattle in 1954 to take on a tenured position at the University of Washington. In 1961, he moved to Saskatoon as the Head of the Department of Philosophy at the U of S, a position he held until 1978. Len retired in 1992 as Professor Emeritus. In his 30+ years at the university he built a strong philosophy department, and was also very active in university affairs, serving on numerous committees and boards. Len also pursued numerous passions and hobbies over the years, including mountain climbing, making wine, getting his pilot's license, building and flying balsa gliders, making bread, building backyard hockey rinks, running, cross-country skiing, exotic travel and wilderness canoeing trips. He also devoted a huge amount of time to researching and documenting family histories. Len was a devoted husband to Joanna and was very active in her care over the last 10 years of her life. He was a loving father, and also found lots of time for his grandkids and delighted in spending time with them. A special thank you to Carla and her team at the Luther Intermediate Care Home who provided exceptional and loving care to Len over the last 6 years of his life. Len was an exceptional person who will be deeply missed by his family.
Devindar Bhasker was born to Nasib and Vidya Bhasker on June 11, 1938. He passed away March 6, 2018 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Devindar will be deeply missed by all his family, friends, and all who knew him.
Marj's family is saddened to announce her passing on March 8, 2018 in Saskatoon, SK. Marj was born at Carragana Outpost Hospital on January 3, 1937, the youngest of ten children to Robert and Marion Johnson. She is survived by her twin brothers, Bryan and Wayne: children: Corey/Charlene, Craig/Deltra, and Eleanor/Adam: grandchildren: Jesse, Rees, Rhett, Jazmin, and Nathan: great granddaughter, Annabeth: and the families of her heart: Garth/Angela and Harvey/Angel and their families. Marj was predeceased by her parents, and seven siblings: Robert, Mildred, Joan, Ken, Laurine, Rose, and Elaine. Marj loved her country music, watching hockey, and the Toronto Blue Jays. Up to the 50's, Marj and her sister, Rose travelled Saskatchewan and Manitoba performing on radio stations, and at other venues, as the Johnson Sisters. After starting her family, Marj returned to the workforce in the 60's, most notably as an operator for SaskTel for many years. She also belonged to the Royal Purple most of her adult life, holding positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and Honored Royal Lady. Every year participating in the Purple Cross Walk-a-thon, where she was very proud of raising the most money, and walking the most miles annually. Marj was an extraordinary, ordinary woman with a great sense of humor, who was generous with her heart, as well as all she had. Always helping others and accepting many of them into her home and heart over the years. A service of remembrance and internment of cremains will take place in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the MS Society.
Surrounded by family, Myrtle Margaret Matilda Clavelle (Butler), aged 94 of Saskatoon, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2018 after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born September 17, 1923 in Montreal, Quebec, the youngest daughter of Thomas and Matilda Butler. Following the death of her mother when she was only 4 years old, Myrtle was raised by her stepmother, Delia Ingalls (Mignot). Following a short courtship, Myrtle left Montreal in June of 1946 to marry Walter, who preceded her death in 2005. They lived on the family farm near Plunkett without any of the amenities she was accustomed to in the big city (power, running water, sewer...). Life in the country was a huge change, and this was immediately evident when Myrtle stepped off the train in her high-heeled shoes to the graveled streets of Plunkett. She faced numerous challenges and resolutely tackled each with grace, perseverance, and a wonderful sense of humor. Family was her passion and pleasure. Summers meant the arrival of relatives, young and old, and with 4 growing boys, her cooking skills were always put to the test. Her days were busy with little time to pursue her love of painting, crafting, and decorating. When the bus pulled into the yard at the end of the school day, the boys were often welcomed with the fresh aroma of Myrtle's delicious hot buns, apple or cabbage strudel, chokecherry jelly, or a big pot of soup. Left to honor and remember her love are Myrtle's 3 sons, Howard, Bruce, and Terry and her daughters-in-law, Renee, Linda, Trudy, and Janice. She took enormous pride in her 9 grandchildren and loved being 'Nana' to Patrick, Tammy, Crystal, Clinton, Erin, Brett, Adam, Drew, and Todd, and her 12 great-grandchildren. Myrtle was predeceased by her oldest son, Bob, in 2016; her husband of 59 years, Walter; 2 brothers, Robert and Clifford Butler; and a sister Adele de Paul. Special friends, Donna Flach and Anna Kostuk, lovingly cared for Myrtle the last 10 years of her life, and the family gives them their utmost gratitude. Thank you also to St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit for their outstanding compassion. At Myrtle's request, there will be no funeral. A private graveside gathering for immediate family members will take place at the Plunkett Cemetery at a later date. To honor her final message, "be very kind to each other because life is short", we hope you will do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for someone else in Myrtle's name. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit at 1702 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK, S7M 0Z9, would be greatly appreciated.
Edward Zagiel, 89, passed away March 2, 2018 in Saskatoon, SK with family by his side. Ed was the eldest of two sons, born on March 17, 1928 to Andrew and Wilhelmina (Merkis) in Scott, SK. After the sudden passing of his father, he took over the family farm in the Unity area at a young age of 15. On November 24, 1956, at the age of 28, Ed and Marion (Buchanan) were married in Red Deer, AB. By September 1957 they began their family of 9 children, the last being born in 1972. In 1964 they had settled their family on the farm in the area of Clemenceau, Sk. 1972 brought a change to Ed's career, from farmer to working at Simpson Timber Co where he remained until 1990. The family moved off the farm into Hudson Bay in 1974. Over the years Ed enjoyed family camping. fishing, hockey, baseball and church functions. With the shutdown of the mill, and being on his own again (1986), Ed made his final move to Saskatoon in 1990. Here he enjoyed his retirement years coffeeing, gardening, watching/listening to Rider games and spending time with family as the number of grandchildren increased. Ed is predeceased by his father Andrew, mother Wilhelmina and brother Norbert. He is survived by all 9 of his children; Larry (Daniella), Lynda (Tracy), Vera, Sandra, Anthony (Eileen), Trina, Sherry (Valwin), Vicki, Robert (Alison); 21 grandchildren; Daniel, Timothy, Lawrence, Terrilyn, Angela, Jason, David, Brittiany, Joshua, Kayla, Cassie, Joey, Cadence, Tyler, Aaron, Ashley, Colby, Merri, Reese, Olive & Grady; and 9 great grandchildren. Dad/Grandpa/Papa loved his family very much and had many great family stories he shared with pride. He will be missed by many. A family celebration will be held at a later date.
The family of Jack Sproule is saddened to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Jack, on the afternoon of February 27, 2018. Jack leaves behind his wife of 67 years Edna (Uhrich), his three sons Donald, David, and Stephen (Arlene), his grandchildren Angela (Frank), Anthony (Stefanie), Rebeka (Nathan), and Christopher, as well as 8 great-grandchildren and many friends. Jack was pre-deceased by his father, Roy and mother, Lucy Sproule. Jack was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, residing in the city all his life. He served in the Saskatoon Light Infantry Army Reserve and the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve during and following his secondary education. He was employed as a Lineman for the Saskatchewan Government Telephone Company for two years, following which he began his career with the Saskatoon Fire Department where he worked for 37 years, retiring with the rank of Supervisor of Training in 1989. Following his retirement, Jack provided training on life saving breathing equipment for staff at Intercontinental Packers as well as several of Saskatchewan's potash mining companies. Jack commenced his Masonic Career in November 1970, and was a life member of the Masonic Order, serving in various capacities and offices for over 47 years. He was a former member of the Wa Wa Temple of the Mystic Order of Nobles of the Shrine from 1979 to 2001, serving as President and Past President of the Saskatoon Shrine Club during this period. Jack enjoyed many summers at the family cabin at Emma Lake. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his face would light up around his great grandchildren. He had a love for children in general, as well as all animals, especially dogs, the history of World Wars I and II, birdwatching, and music. He lived a good, long life with many great accomplishments. Jack spent the last year of his life as a resident of Parkridge Centre in Saskatoon, and the family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff for the excellent care provided to Jack during this time and their compassion following his passing. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Saskatoon SPCA.
Passed away peacefully on March 3,2018 at St. Anne’s Home in Saskatoon, Sask. Tony was born on the family farm in Grayson, and attended Flegel school. He married Olga (Magerl) in 1947. They had two children; a son Greg and a daughter Debbie. Tony farmed in the Grayson district and then moved on to manage a feedlot in Shellbrook. He returned to Melville in 1972 where he owned and operated a truck and worked in the aggregate industry until he retired at the age of 65. Tony was a very active man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, dancing and playing cards. Time spent with his children and grandchildren meant the world to him. Tony was predeceased by his parents Adam and Rose (Huber) Ottenbreit; two sisters, Clara Seibel and Theresa Szaroz and two brothers, Mike and Adam Ottenbreit. He is survived by his sister Doreen Stradeski. He leaves to cherish in his memory his son Greg (Henriette) and their children Dylan, Trevor (Genesis), Chelsea and his daughter Debbie Sakamoto and her children Toni, Jeffrey, Garrett and his great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at St. Henry’s Roman Catholic Church in Melville, Saskatchewan on Friday March 9, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
Margaret Evenson was born in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan on December 10, 1925 to William and Katherine. She passed away in Martensville, Saskatchewan on February 28, 2018 and will be deeply missed by her family and friends
The family of Wayne Needham would like to announce that he has passed away peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. He is survived by his children Heather (Wade), Ryan, and Clint (Elaine), their mother Maureen, and grandchildren Evelyn, Audrey, Peter, and baby on the way. Also, his sister Karen (Ken) Morton. Wayne was predeceased by his parents Helen and Claire Needham. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. Donations in memory of Wayne can be made to the St. Paul’s Palliative Care Unit.
William McKinney, deceased on February 21, 2018 to be with the Lord. William is lovingly survived by his partner Suzanne and his sister Marie of St. Catharines, Ontario. At Bill's request, cremation will take place with no formal service.
Wayne Jacob Maendel passed away on February 14, 2018 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Jacob and Judith. Wayne will be deeply missed by his wife Larissa and all of his friends and family.
Terry Neil Tompkins, aged 70, passed away suddenly with his wife by his side at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 8, 2018. He was born in Strathroy, Ontario on April 23, 1947 to Douglas and Merle Tompkins. He was their second of three sons. He grew up and took his schooling in London, Ontario. Terry and his brothers, Doug and Bob, always enjoyed their time together, there was always a lot of laughter, joking and pranks amongst themselves. As adults, they always enjoyed family gatherings and time spent reminiscing their childhood. Terry’s love for the Lord came at an early age when he would go to preach and sing with his dad at the soup kitchens. Terry moved to Saskatoon in 1967 to attend the Central Pentecostal College, graduating in 1970. During this time, his family grew with the birth of his daughter Michelle in 1969. His first church he pastored in was at Beaubier, Saskatchewan. In December of 1972, his twin boys, Robert Paul and Michael Charles were born and passed away. In 1973 they welcomed Lisa into the family unit, making it complete. He then went on to Naicam and Moose Jaw where he pastored. In 1980, Terry moved to Wadena working in the funeral industry until he started Tompkins Funeral Home in 1992. He enjoyed going to coffee row in Wadena and Invermay, spending time with family and friends, as well as attending the Wynyard Gospel Church and Wadena Baptist Church, going on cruises and singing with the Pipestone Men’s Choir. Terry was also a Justice of the Peace, Marriage Commissioner and served on the Co-op Board in Wadena. He never missed an opportunity to laugh or tell a joke with friends. He was famous for putting his glasses on crooked and then say, “Say, did you get the number of that bus.” Terry had a firm handshake and a vibrant personality and would light up a room whenever he entered. He was full of joy and always put everyone else before himself. Terry was eager to help out no matter what the situation was. He would say, “You can’t go wrong being nice to people.” He always had a listening ear, lending hand and a big smile. He loved his family time with his girls and their family. Terry found love again and married Wanda in July of 2016. His eyes had even more sparkle in them if that was possible. He told everyone he met that “She’s the best thing that ever happened to me.” They went everywhere together and enjoyed taking two cruises. Their first cruise was to Australia/New Zealand in 2016 and Alaska in 2017. Terry had genuine kindness along with the biggest heart around. Terry went home to his Lord and Savior on February 8,2018. He was greeted by a band of Angels saying “Well done son. Your work on earth is done.” Terry was predeceased by; his parents, Douglas and Merle; his twin sons, Robert and Michael. Terry leaves to mourn; his wife, Wanda; his daughters, Michelle(Donald) Austring and Lisa Warren; Step-son’s, Kelly(Kate) Rioch and Kelvin(Amber) Rioch; Grandchildren, Katelyn(Adam) Keinle, Brett Austring, Nathan Warren and Jackson Rioch; great grandchild, Jax Keinle; his brothers, Douglas (Mary Jane) and Bob(Darlene); as well as many nieces and nephews. The only thing more important to Terry than family was his relationship with his Lord and Savior. Terry will be missed by everyone that had the honor of knowing or having him in their lives.
Donald Stuart Bell was born may 17, 1952 in Kincardine, Ontario to Allan and Mary. He passed away on February 18, 2018 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
John Valens McKeown was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on September 16, 1924 to John and Edith McKeown. He passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 17, 2018 and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Sidney Thomas Schneider, 53, of Delisle, SK passed away suddenly on February 16, 2018 after a lengthy battle with mental illness. Sid was a kind, sincere, and loving person with a big heart. His goal in life was to help everyone he met. Sid lived life to the fullest and touched the heart of everyone who knew him. He was predeceased by his sister Yvonne McCowan. Sid will be greatly missed by his surviving family: his parents Emil and Evelyn Schneider, his sweetheart Theresa, his brothers Mark (Deborah), Murray (Cheryl) and Doug (Sandra), and his sisters Sherry Tetland (Hans Hansen) and Heather (David) Reynoldson, as well as nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends too numerous to recount. No formal service will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation designated for the Delisle Primary Health Centre.
Constance Ann (Robichaud) Roy, 84, of Saskatoon Saskatchewan passed away peacefully at home February 12, 2018. Constance was born on April.29,1933 in South Roxton, Quebec. She spent most of her life living in Lennoxville Quebec. In 2002 she moved to Saskatoon SK to be with her children. Her greatest pleasure was received when spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by Lwella Robinson (mother), Wilfred Robichaud (father), Dorothy Nobes (sister), Doris Aldrich (sister), Pearl Newell (sister), Curtis Robichaud (brother), Mary Robichaud (sister). Constance is survived by her children Lorraine (Roy) Nadeau and David Roy. Her grandchildren Chuck, Amanda, Kody, Brendan and Jaylene. Her great grandchildren Martin, Kendall and Kiyya. She will be dearly missed by George Nadeau, Velmore Smith and many other relatives and friends. Cherish the memories you all have of Connie.
Jerry is survived by six children, 16 grand children and 11 great grand children. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
Martyn Dennis Wilson, 67, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan passed away on February 11, 2018. Martyn was born March 10, 1950 in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, and moved to Saskatoon as a young child. He attended Caswell Hill elementary school and Bedford Road Collegiate Institute. He qualified as an Electrical Journeyman on November 1, 1976 and was a member of IBEW Local 529 Saskatoon until his recent death. Martyn truly enjoyed his work and was highly respected by his colleagues. Throughout his career, he worked with several companies within Saskatchewan. Martyn was also an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Martyn enjoyed his time with his wife Helen, visiting family and was especially happy with his multiple trips to Hawaii. Martyn was predeceased by his parents and his son Kent. Martyn is survived by his daughter Lacey Wilson and Grandson Ariken. He is also survived by siblings Dixie-Lee (Ron) Rosher of Summerland, BC, Sharon (Garry) Fehler of Mabel Lake, BC, Jolene Magnell of Lethbridge, AB, and Dale (Erica) Wilson of Kamloops, BC. Martyn’s wife, Helen, passed away in January 2018 and she was sorely missed by him. A family graveside service will be held in the spring.
Wilson, Helen Rosemary (nee Woloschuk) Helen Rosemary passed away peacefully January 31, 2018 with her family by her side. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Martyn, her children, Karen (Lyle) Day, Dale (Sherri) Lumbis, Heather Lumbis (Darren Kaszas) and Scott Lumbis, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Helen was born December 30, 1941 in Rosetown, SK. Born visually impaired, Helen was an avid bowler with the CNIB league and she also enjoyed weaving countless wicker serving trays for the same organization. Helen and Martyn had a fond love for traveling, especially to their favourite vacation spots, Hawaii and Mexico. You will be forever missed Mom/Nanny/Helen. Interment to be held at a later date at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services.
Violet Hardy 1927 - 2018 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Violet Hardy on January 28th, 2018. Left to treasure her memories are her children Louise(Ted)Hardement, Dale Hardy, Wendy (Randy)Merilees. Vi's pride and joy were her 6 grandchildren and her 10 great grandchildren. Vi is survived by her siblings, Alice (George) Mogenson, Harvey (Kathy) Young, Laura (Dave) Wiebe, sister in law Darlene McFarlane, brother in law Wayne Hardy also many other family and friends. Meeting her in heaven with a hug is her loving husband Martin, son Garry, brother John, sister in law Mae, sisters Iris and Evelyn, brothers in law Elmer and Ken. Vi's favorite past time was to be at the lake surrounded by her family and friends. As per Vi's wishes there will be no funeral service, however there will be a private reception at a later date.
Kay Francis Burkhart was born on June 13, 1938 in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan. She passed away on January 25, 2018 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Kay will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all of her family and friends.
James Alexander Zazula was born on January 3, 1941 in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. He passed away on January 24, 2018 in Waldheim, Saskatchewan. James will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all of his family and friends.
Baldwin was born on March 31, 1927 in Tarnopol, Saskatchewan. He passed away on January 20, 2018 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Baldwin will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
Diane Dow, 57, passed away on January 31, 2018 at Oliver Lodge after a brave battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Diane was born on May 15, 1960 in Battleford’s Union Hospital to Tom and Lorette Tkatchuk. Her sister Deana was born in 1973 and her brother Mark in 1959. She attended highschool at Convent of the Child Jesus and after highschool she moved to Saskatoon and completed her Dental Assisting course. She met Colin Dow in 1981 and they married on March 30, 1984 at Mayfair United Church in Saskatoon after travelling together to Australia and New Zealand. They then moved to Dalmeny, SK and their daughter Kirstie was born on September 12, 1985 and her brother, Mitchell, was born a few years later on April 19, 1988. They moved to Calgary a short while later and Diane often enjoyed working out in her big beautiful garden that she had there. She also enjoyed baking and cooking healthy meals for her family, and loved working out at the gym often. She made many close friends in Calgary and found happiness in enjoying many social activities with them. She placed importance on travelling back to Saskatchewan often to visit her relatives as well as visiting her nephew and niece, Chase and Halle. Diane also completed her Orthodontic Assistant course, and her husband and kids will always be grateful that she taught them to place great emphasis on oral hygiene. She made great memories with her family through travelling on several vacations, and everyone will always remember her beautiful blue eyes and attractive smile. Later in life, Colin and Diane decided to move back to Saskatchewan and renovated a house in Colonsay that also had an amazing garden. At this time Diane began to progress in her Alzheimer’s and Colin became her primary caregiver, who was always very devoted and loving. They next decided to move into Saskatoon, where Diane was placed into Oliver Lodge. The family is thankful that she got to see her first grandchild, Kellen, before she passed. Diane will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends, and we all know she is with us smiling down from above. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society in Saskatoon. Thoughts and memories may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cecilia Bernadette Chmura passed away peacefully January 18, 2018. As per Cecilia’s wishes there will be no funeral service held. Private family interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Cecilia’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
Harry John Gariepy was born to George and Doris in Jackson Lake, Saskatchewan on November 23, 1953. He passed away on January 15, 2018 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Glenda Scott at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, SK. A Celebration of her life will be held at RCAF Hall, 2407 Avenue C North, Saskatoon on January 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Valerie Jean passed away unexpectedly on January 13th, 2018 in Saskatoon, SK. She was a beloved wife of the late Kevin Unruh and a loving mother of Brittany Unruh(Tim Brunn & Walter). She was preceded in death by her father Carl Sullivan and two brothers David and James. She is survived by her mother Marion Sullivan and her beloved Emma. She will be greatly missed by numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 20th, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Cherished Memories Funeral Services, Martensville, 591 Centennial Drive North.
Chantal Schuler, age 45, passed away peacefully on Saturday December 30th 2017, in the Village of Perdue, SK. Chantal was born & raised in Edmonton, AB., and is survived by her parents, Adolf and Nancy, sister Karen, brother Daniel (Sheena), and most notably her lovely niece Ava and sweet nephew Evan - both of whom she definitely adored with all her heart. She has a large extended family. Chantal was a girl not easily forgotten; with a beautiful smile and a boisterous laugh - she could be full of surprises. Anybody close to her would know that her love for her dogs and cats was paramount to her. She also had a soft spot for horses and truly loved the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Chantal spent a little time driving Super B semi trucks across the Saskatchewan Prairies which left a profound memory she cherished very much. Her friends and family members will certainly miss her dearly.
Jim was born on May 18, 1947 to George and Phyllis in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He passed away on December 27, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
May 21, 1968 – Jan 5, 2018 Mark passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 49 after a brief but courageous battle with leukaemia. Beloved husband, father, Grandfather, son & friend. Mark will be sadly missed by his beautiful wife Patricia Perry; his children: Ryan Grandmaison, Tiffany Wolff & Mia; Brayden Perry Grand’ Maison; Rhiannon Marie, Nathan Sherven & Katelyn Sherven, Adonica Quinn; Greg Stamnes, Melissa Nizinkevich & Aurora; his mother Lucille Perry; sister Michelle Riehl, Murray Riehl along with his special nieces Crystal Stus and Jenna Rae Stus; as well as his Hackett Lake “family”. Mark was predeceased by his father Ron Perry, his two infant sisters Giselle & Lilliane Perry; his grandparents Eva & Alec Grieg; Marie & Rosaire Bussiere. Memorial service will be held at Cherished Memories Funeral Chapel, 591 Centennial Dr. N. Martensville SK. Jan 11, 2018 @ 2:00p.m. Please feel free join us for lunch and conversation afterwards. ~It’s not goodbye, it’s until we fish again~
Barry Warren Edmonds was born April 13, 1935 in Regina,SK., and passed away December 20, 2017 in Fort Qu'appelle, SK. Barry will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.
It is with sadness the family of Doug announce his passing at St. Paul’s Palliative Care Unit January 2, 2018. He is survived by; wife, Inez; daughters, Darcy and Dawn; granddaughters, Sheena(Jared) Rieger, Taylor, Shayla and Brooklyn; great-granddaughters, Blakeley, Devyn and great-grandson, Knox Douglas. Celebration of life will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Cherished Memories Funeral Services, Martensville, SK. Family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to everyone who helped with his journey.
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Adam James (Jim) Deutscher at Royal University Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Ignatius Andrew was born in Southern Harbour, Newfoundland on December 4, 1946 to Stephen and Gertrude. He passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on December 23, 2017 and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Helen Mary Christ 'nee Olynuk', late of Prince Albert, SK, passed away at Saint Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, SK on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the age of 80 years. Helen was born in Middle Lake, SK on October 23, 1937 to John and Anna Olynuk. She lived briefly in Saskatoon before spending the majority of her life in Prince Albert. She worked at the Burns plant in Prince Albert before taking over a hair salon downtown, Focus One Hair Design. Helen married her husband Rolf Christ on October 6, 1962. They lived their entire married life in Prince Albert with regular visits to their second home in Germany to visit Rolf's family, their friends, and their daughter Jackie. They also enjoyed spending time at Emma Lake at the family cabin. Helen was a vigorous physical person throughout her life. She took great pleasure in all kinds of outdoor activity, but most especially in growing a garden both at home in Prince Albert and at Emma Lake. Her physical abilities were nearly unaffected by age as Helen continued to work outside right up until this fall. Helen is survived by her brother: Michael; her daughter: June (Simon) and their daughters: Jordan and Chayce; and her daughter: Jackie (Mario) and their daughter: Sophia and son: Adam. Helen was predeceased by her husband of 48 years: Rolf Christ; and by her older siblings: Patricia, Peter, Josephine, Nick, William, Tony, and Rose. At Helen's request, no Funeral Service will be held. A private Prayer Service will be held in Prince Albert, SK.
Douglas Robert was born in Williams Lake, BC to Harry and Lydia on March 3, 1943. He passed away on December 21, 2017 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Bob Seaborn unexpectedly passed away peacefully with his family that he loved by his side on Dec 20, 2017. Bob had a lifelong passion for all things electronic which led to his career as a Broadcast Engineer, and later 2-way radio repair, and avionics technician; he was a pioneer in satellite and computer systems. Bob was also a pilot and enjoyed flying, as well as SCUBA Diving, old British cars, and later in life amateur radio. The thing he enjoyed the most was helping and educating those around him, as he had a way of drawing people in to his hobbies. Dr Bob will be greatly missed by his children, Jennifer (Shamus Page), Robin, and Crystal, to whom he all left a legacy of creativity, ingenuity, and his sarcastic nature in their daily lives. We will be celebrating Bob’s life on Jan 16, 2018 at 6PM at the Saskatoon German Cultural Centre and the family invites anyone who would like to tell stories about Dr Bob to attend. Donations in his memory can be made to the Radio Amateurs of Canada Youth Education Program or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Elvera Randena was born in Rose Valley on October 26, 1925 to Ralph and Ellan. She passed away on December 20, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Stanford Bruce Green June 10, 1924 – December 15, 2017 Stanford Bruce Green June 10, 1924 – December 15, 2017. After a full life and a long battle with Alzheimer’s, Stanford Bruce Green died on December 15 in Saskatoon at the age of 93. Bruce was born on June 10, 1924, to Harold (Hi) and Bertha (Bill) Green in Glen Ewen, SK. Bruce served in WW2 as a draftsman and as a dispatch rider from age 17 to 23, serving his country from 1941-45. He later married Marion Bernice Parr in 1952. They had four children: Bruce, Colin, Beverly, and Cynthia. Bruce’s creative gifts were evident throughout his life. He loved drafting, painting, and singing. He was always fascinated by the world around him and found great pleasure in the simple things most took for granted. He served God and people unselfishly. After placing his trust in Christ years ago, he found the peace and purpose he’d been searching for and became a faithful worshiper and taught Sunday School to dozens of special needs adults for many years. Bruce was a kind man whose tender ways reached everyone who knew him. He was a true gentleman, humble in spirit, and lived with a kind of simple joy. He never understood his impact on others but the recipients of his kindness were all the richer. Bruce is survived by his children, Bruce (Paige), Colin (Colleen), Beverly (David), Cynthia (Ferencs). At the time of his passing, he had 14 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his daughter Lynne Butterfield born and still lives in England. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Don and Glen, and sister Muriel. A Celebration Service to honour Bruce’s life will be held at Circle Drive Alliance Church on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 11:00 in the morning with a reception to follow.
Formerly from Montreal, it is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Shaun Michael Whelan on Dec 14, 2017 at the age of 72. Son of the late Patrick and Laura Whelan (Moran), cherished Father of Christopher (Christina) and Shannon, beloved boyfriend of Patricia Bigney, devoted grandfather of Kelly, Kassya, Kirsten and Cole Whelan. Shaun will be greatly missed and will live on in our hearts. Shannon and Christopher wish to thank all of the nurses and doctors involved in his care at City Hospital and Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Cremation will take place immediately and a celebration of life will be held for Shaun in the spring of 2018 in Montreal so all of his friends and family can come and celebrate the incredible person he was. Donations to the Heart and Cancer Foundation can be made in his name in lieu of flowers.
Yolande Marchildon August 9, 1928 – December 15, 2017 With great sadness, we share with you the loss of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Yolande was a strong woman, fighting to the very last. She moved from Ontario to Saskatchewan leaving a dear family to forge a new and productive life as a farmer's wife, a mother and a teacher. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life, 3 children– Nicole, Lucille (Doug Isely) and Maurice (Sharon); 6 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. We are truly grateful to have had this welcoming, enterprising and supportive woman in our lives to be our anchor and our guide all these years. Mom was predeceased by her husband Paul, great-grandchild Josh, her parents Lucien and Adela as well as 3 brothers and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. The Vigil of Prayer and Mass of Christian burial will take place at Sts-Martyrs-Canadiens Parish in Saskatoon on December 22 at 7:00 p.m. and December 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Aurelia Kozsan was born May 7, 1927 in Jibou, Romania, and passed away December 12, 2017, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Aurelia will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Joyce (Terry) Mary England Passed away December 12, 2017 at the Veterans Home at Sherbrooke Village in Saskatoon. Terry was born to John and Patsy Cotterell in Stainforth, England, and was the oldest of 5 siblings from their marriage. She grew up in Cardiff, South Wales, and as a young adult enlisted in the British Forces, where she served packing parachutes for the Air Force. It was there that she met the love of her life, a young Canadian gunner, Mark England. They were married in England, and Terry came back to Canada as a war bride. Together, they built a life in Saskatoon and raised three sons. Through the years, Terry developed a love for Emma and Christopher Lake, enjoying many family times there. She enjoyed crafts, baking, and loved to sing and to be around people. Terry was passionate about the Canadian War Brides Association and was very involved for many years, including serving as President for a time. She was very proud of her British heritage and never lost her love of fish and chips. Terry was predeceased by her husband, Mark; her son, David; and her parents and siblings. She is survived by her sons John England (Margaret) and Herb England (Wendy); daughter-in-law Linda England; grandsons Dusty, Jaimie (Jessica), Kent (Angela), Kurt (Krista), and Kevin (Kristin); as well as ten great-grandchildren. We will miss her smile, British accent, butter tarts, and wonderful enthusiasm for carolling at Christmas. We are comforted knowing she will be reunited with her husband, son, parents and siblings. Interment for Terry and Mark will take place at a later date at Military Field of Honour at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Marg Belina was born April 17, 1928 and passed away Dec 10th, 2017. Marg was predeceased by; her parents, Hans and Ellen Berg; her husband, Murray (2014); her brother, Leonard Berg; son Reid Berg (2011); and grandson Roger Berg (2009). Lovingly remembered by; her son, Gilwood(Kathy) Berg; her grandchildren, Carla(Greg) Coon; and Reid’s children, Eric and Jessie Berg; as well as 7 great-grandchildren all residing in Hines Creek, AB and area. As per Marg’s request there will be no funeral. Memorial donations can be made in her name to your charity of choice.
Joyce was born on June 1, 1930 to Charles and Hazel Herron in Moose Lake, Saskatchewan. She passed away on December 5, 2017 in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan. Joyce will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Joseph Wilde, born September 21, 1938, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the age of 79 years in Saskatoon. He leaves to mourn his passing; his loving wife, Rose; daughter, Tammy(Derrick); and 3 grandchildren, Riley, Drake, and Samara. Joseph was predeceased by; his parents, Joe and Rose; brothers, Herb and Jerry; and sister, Anita. Joe looked forward to his fishing trips with his brothers every summer. He loved to play cards and enjoyed his grandkids. Joe came to Saskatoon from Cudworth and became a barber for several years, then proceeded to work at Intercontinental Packers for 19 years. The family wishes to thank St. Paul’s Hospital staff for their wonderful care of Joe that he received during his last days. He will be missed greatly by his family. The memorial service for Joe was held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Cherished Memories Chapel, 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville, Saskatchewan.
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Fred Orton on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the age of 73 years. Services will be held at a later date.
Meridel Hope Magnuson, 73, of Saskatoon, SK, passed away peacefully November 29, 2017 after a brief illness. A celebration of Meridel’s life for immediate family and close friends is still to be scheduled. Meridel was born on October 13th, 1944 in Wadena, SK. After living in Wadena until 1957, she moved with her parents and younger brother to Saskatoon. She attended Aden Bowman and later the U of S. She married shortly after high school and later raised her three children on her own. Meridel spent many years teaching piano lessons and enjoyed music, especially blues, with close friends, in venues around Saskatoon. Her greatest joy were her children, and later in life, her six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Joe and Birdie, and her brothers, Keith and Dale. Meridel is survived and dearly missed by her three children and their spouses, Mark Magnuson and Dawn Drotar, Laurel and Dave Clark, and Quinn and Kirsten Magnuson, and by her six grandchildren, Matthew and Sarah Magnuson, Danielle and Alex Clark, and Annika and Leif Magnuson. Meridel is also survived and missed by her brother Wayne and many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saskatoon Interval House.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Larry Dale Slind of Saskatoon SK on Tuesday, November 29, 2017. Larry was born in Kelvington SK, July 24, 1954 and was raised in Archerwill, SK. He moved to Saskatoon as a young man, where he continued to live until his passing. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held in Cherished Memories Life Story Room. A reception will follow in the Cherished Memories Reception Area, Martensville, SK at 1:00pm on December 4th. Larry spent many enjoyable hours camping, fishing and snowmobiling at Greenwater Provincial Park. He had a great love of cars and Larry and Marcia attended many car shows showing off his 442. Larry had a great love of children and was everyone’s friend. Many memories around the camp fire of Larry teasing his nieces and nephews, as well as own children. Larry worked for Boart Longyear for many years, in the north, diamond drilling and then in the shop in Saskatoon. He was a very hard worker and a great mentor to all. Larry and Marcia spent many summers camping. In 1984 they drove to the Yukon, they travelled with Larry’s Mom and Dad and Aunty Beaulah. They were gone for 3 weeks, Larry did all the driving and setting up the tent trailer everynight. I am sure he needed a vacation after that trip. They made many trips to BC visiting family and friends. When they travelled they always had an extra nephew to keep Kevin company. In recent years as their health deteriorated, they would travel around Saskatchewan and spent lots of time in Porcupine Plains visiting Larry’s mom. Larry was recently predeceased by; his wife of 36 years, Marcia; as well as son, Jarl Slind; father, Edwin Chadney; Father, Obert Slind; baby sister, Lori Wynne Slind and numerous Aunts and Uncles. Mourning his passing is; his daughter, Cynthia English(Randy McDonald); son, Kevin Slind; Granddaughter, Andrea Evans(Nick Longpre) and great grandson Marshall Longpre; Mother, Shirley Slind; sisters, Debbie Malekoff(Jeff), Alison Davis(Milt), and Rita Bourgonje(Fred); nieces and nephews, Jamie, Kris, Laurie, Steven, Jared, Aimee, Brenon, Tyson; as well as great nieces and nephews Larry will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Diabetes Canada (www.diabetes.ca).
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Peter on November 21st at Stensrud Lodge in Saskatoon, SK. Peter is lovingly remembered by his family: Linda; Jason; Natasha (Chris) & his grandsons (Aiden, Adam). Beloved siblings: Evelyn; Rod (Barb); Jeff (Vickie); Doug (Barb); Lori; and numerous nephews & nieces. Peter was predeceased by his parents Peter & Helen, as well as his brother Terry (Chandra). The family extends our heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Stensrud Lodge for their compassionate care. At Peter's request, there will be no funeral. A celebration of life gathering was held on Saturday December 2nd, 2 pm at Cherished Memories, 591 Centennial Drive N. Martensville, SK.
It is with heavy hearts, the loved ones of Eric Serblowski, announce his sudden passing after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 48. Eric is survived by his partner of 10 years, Pat and his step-daughters, Lyndsey(Barney), grandchildren Braxton, Reghan and Quinn; Kristen; Taylor (Chris), grandchild Jaxon and the newest grandbaby expected at Christmas. Eric was looking forward to meeting this little one. Eric is also survived by sisters Cindy (Eric), nephew Nolan and his family; Carol( Dean), nieces Jenny and Deanna and her son; and brother Eugene, nephew Marek and niece Emma; as well as his father Sylvester (wife Carol); and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He will also be missed terribly, by his little four legged sidekick, Ryder. Eric was predeceased by his mother Judy, Uncles Bernard(namesake), and Lloyd(fishing buddy); Grandparents, Wallis and Arthur; Grandparents August and Eva; and cousin Leila. A big thank you to the nurses at RUH 5000 ward, as well as the Dr.‘s for their care of Eric and their efforts to keep him comfortable. As per Eric’s wishes, there will be no funeral service and a private burial with take place at a later date. Donations in Eric’s memory can be made to Canadian Cancer Society 101-440 2nd Ave N. Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C3 (306-244-4389)
Passed away November 29, 2017 at Simona’s Care Home in Saskatoon, Sk. at the age of 61. He was born in Saskatoon, SK on February 18, 1956. Barry has requested there be no service. Rather than flowers please make a donation to the Cancer Society. Barry enjoyed fishing, building model cars and trucks, playing cards and visiting family and friends. He attended Mount Royal High School and then spent most of his working years as a labourer. He is survived by his father Jacob(Jack) D Buller, Brothers Wes(Judy) Buller and Tony(Georgina) Buller. Nieces and nephews that loved him very much and many great nieces and nephews. Aunts and Uncles and Many cousins. Also by so many very dear friends. He was predeceased by his mother and many Aunts and Uncles.
It is with sad hearts that the family announces the passing of Helene in Saskatoon, SK. on November 26, 2017 at Sherbrooke Community Centre. She was born at Laird, SK. Helene is lovingly remembered by sisters Malinda and Elizabeth, sister-in-law Irene, cousin Louise, nephew Kevin, numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as her Sherbrooke family. Helene was predeceased by her parents John and Margaretha, brothers Ernest, Henry and Robert, step-father Cornelius, sisters-in-law Lorraine and Margaret, brothers-in-law David and Bruno, and her long-time Sherbrooke friend and roommate Esther. The family extends our heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Sherbrooke, who have provided such love, respect and compassion for Helene over her many years there. A remembrance and sharing will be held on Friday December 1 at 2pm at Sherbrooke, Community Centre, with interment of Helene’s ashes to be held at a later date.
Dr. John C. (Jack) Bergstrom 1940 - 2017 A bright light is gone from the Canadian Light Source (CLS) team. Dr. Jack Bergstrom, emeritus professor of physics, passed away on November 29th. Jack was profoundly grateful for the humane care that he received from Drs. Kantham & Haider and the staff at the RUH Oncology Unit. He was especially moved by the opportunity they provided for him to recover some control over his quality of life through the M.A.I.D. (Medical Assistance in Dying) program. Professor Bergstrom felt that he was blessed because he could pursue the love of his life, experimental nuclear physics, and be employed to do so by the University and the CLS. Also this work developed and sustained the opportunity for travel to virtually all parts of the world. Jack Bergstrom was born in 1940 in Vancouver. His family moved to Saskatoon in 1944 where he received his schooling at Wilson, Buena Vista and Nutana Collegiate. As a precocious teenage mad scientist he built a Van de Graaff to produce a high voltage in his parents' basement, one of many such endeavours that he later reflected could have done serious harm to the household. During his experiments, lights in the area would flicker, much to the consternation of the neighbours! In hindsight Jack felt that he should receive no youthful credit for the fact that his parental home, on 8th Street East, still stands. Jack enrolled at U of S where he received his Masters in theoretical physics. In 1962 he married Denise Lafreniere from North Battleford and they moved to Boston. Jack then attended MIT and received his Phd. in experimental nuclear physics in 1969. He returned to the U of S physics department in 1970 where he taught for 30 years. He was a key member of the design team for the CLS. Outside of family, Jack had two main loves - physics and travel, having travelled to over 120 countries. He lived his life as he wanted and accomplished all that he wanted. Professor Bergstrom was pre-deceased by his parents, Dorothy & George Bergstrom, and the mother of his children, Denise Whetstone. Left to cherish memories of Jack are his son Jim and daughter Susan (both of Calgary); his devoted brother Ron (Saskatoon); his nephew Chris (Leah) Bergstrom (Regina); his dearest friend Wendy Duplessis (Peterborough); friend and a mentor to his children Art Whetstone (Saskatoon); special Metinota cousins Dave & Carole Thomson, Eleanor Williams, and Jae Yellowlees; his co-workers at the CLS and many friends. In keeping with Jack's wishes that people remember him as they choose, there will not be a funeral service. Condolences may be sent to Cherished Memories Funeral Services, Martensville, SK.
Robert Dean Postlewaite was born to Roland and Irene in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on November 10, 1936. He passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on November 28, 2017.
DELAINEY, Vera Levina (neé Schmaus) Vera passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the age of 90 at the Royal University Hospital on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Vera is survived by her daughter Janice and her son Dale (John). She will be missed by her sister Margaret and her brother Gordon and many relatives and friends. Vera was predeceased by her husband Bill, her son Murray, her father and mother, Joseph and Mildred, her brothers Bill and Victor and her sister Jean. Mom was born and raised on a farm near Kindersley, Saskatchewan. She often entertained us with stories about her life on the farm. We loved to hear about Tommy, the horse that took her and her siblings to school every day. After completing Normal School mom was only 18 years old when she took up her first teaching post in a one-room school in Netherhill, Saskatchewan where some of her students were older than she was. Mom later moved to Saskatoon where she met and married her husband of 52 years, Bill, and raised their three children. She worked for over 25 years at Eaton's, retiring at 65. Mom attended and volunteered in her church. She was quite politically engaged and not shy to express her opinions. Mom enjoyed keeping in touch with her extended family and she looked forward to yearly family reunions. Mom loved travelling to destinations including New York, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Mexico, Scandinavia, Panama, Alaska, the Baltics and the Mediterranean. After her husband Bill died, his dog Kaya became her constant companion. Mom worked hard her whole life to maintain her independence and took care of her day-to-day needs. She enjoyed Wednesday outings with her coffee group. Mom kept her mind sharp and enjoyed Sudoku and Word Search games. At 88 she got herself an iPad and used it to communicate and to look up information on the many subjects that interested her. Mom enjoyed attending concerts, the Exhibition, Folkfest, and other community and sports events. Mom was respected and liked by everyone who met her and she will be truly missed. A Celebration of Vera's Life will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th St, first right past Briargate Rd). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Saskatoon SPCA.
Garry is survived by sons, Byron (Diane), Dwayne (Karen), Darwin (Kathy) and Grandchildren Kelsey, Austin, Carly, Laura (Tom) and Nicole. At Garry's request, a service will be held with immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jubilee Residences Foundation. The family would like to thank friends and caregivers who enriched his life.
Ella Beryl Zondervan (Jacobs) March 10, 1926 - November 13, 2017 Ella, widow of Peter, passed away at RUH after a four year struggle with dementia. Predeceased by nine siblings. There will be no service at her request. Cremation with interment at a later date. She was the loving mother of Eric Zondervan (Jane) and Phyllis Johnston (Lew Heuchert). Grandmother to Ian and Noelle Zondervan; Leslie Ann Johnston (Trevor DeFries) and Lindsay Johnston (Jukka Sammalvuo). Great grandmother to Adam and Sydney DeFries. The family would appreciate donations in her memory to The Alzheimers Society or to Dying With Dignity.
Donald was born on April 28, 1947 in Saskatoon to Simon and Elizabeth. He passed away in Saskatoon on November 11, 2017 and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
We are very sad to announce the passing of Laurie Shorter on November 11, 2017 at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Palliative Care Unit. Laurie was a wonderful spouse, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend and will be deeply missed by so many. There will be a celebration of life held in her honour on November 25th at St. George’s Senior Citizen Center - 1235 20th St West at 2 p.m.
Cal G Simmonds 80 of Shellbrook, SK (formally Prince Albert, SK) passed away after a short, courageous battle November 7, 2017. Cal is survived by his wife Nancy and two children Donna (Bill) Chapman and Curtis Simmonds; grandchildren Lauren, Tyler, Alicia and Kyle; great grandchild Jordis. He will be missed by many family and friends. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Thoughts and memories may be sent to email@example.com. www.cherishedmemories.ca
Donna was born to John and Stella on June 19, 1952. She passed away on November 1, 2017 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Donna will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and friend, Jerry Peter Markewich on October 31, 2017. Dad was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on June 9, 1947 to Peter and Mary (Maroniuk) Markewich and spent his young life helping his father and grandfather farm and where he attended school in Dana and Bruno, Sk. In 1969 dad married the love of his life, Mary. In 1973 he attained his BSc in Civil Engineering and worked for Saskatchewan Minerals and resided in Maple Creek where their children were born in 1975 and 1977. In 1978 he continued his education and attained his BEd from the U of S, thus starting his 30 year career at E.D. Feehan High School for the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Board. During those years he met several life-long friends who shared his enthusiasm of hunting and fishing. He also had a passion for firearms from an early age and became an excellent marksman attaining many trophies and awards. He eventually built his “cabin” in the woods, which included a certified shooting range for his personal enjoyment and that of his family and friends. Dad could be found in the basement during the cold winter months making thousands of rounds of ammunition which he then shot all spring and summer. The fall of 2017 would be his last hunt, where, despite declining health he & a good friend were out every day for nearly two weeks. Dad had many wonderful friends over the years, students-turned-friends and a large extended family to whom he would share his vast knowledge of all things outdoors. After retirement Dad was able to do some travelling in the winter months, with Hawaii becoming a special place to him. Dad was predeceased by his parents in 1987 & 1997 and he leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Mary (Bens); his son Rod (Stacey) Markewich with grandsons Danton, Hunter & Ryder; and his daughter Leanne (Jeremy) Franklin, all of the Saskatoon area. His extended family includes those from the Markewich and Maroniuk families as well as Mary’s siblings, their spouses and nieces and nephews, many of whom were more like friends. than extended family. Mary, Rod & Leanne would like to thank those unknown individuals who found dad in the yard and were quick to administer CPR and call for assistance. We appreciate this selfless act of kindness and take comfort in knowing that Dad passed away in one of his favorite places, doing what he loved.
Christine Teresa Tarrington (née Harris) February 9, 1967 – October 25, 2017 It is with great sadness that Christine's family announces her passing away peacefully at the R.U.H. with her Family at her bedside. Christine battled for many years with Crohn's Disease, but sadly succumbed after bravely fighting for 3 years in the hospital, with many ups and downs. Christine was born in Brighton, England to John and Kathy Harris. She was married to Robbie Tarrington on July 25, 1987 and they raised their son Travis and daughter April. Christine was an educator as a Teacher's Aide and loved to care for children and help them learn. Christine also had a Daycare Centre where she continued helping the young. In her younger days, Christine enjoyed speed swimming and was a member of the Saskatoon Y-Knots. Playing cards with family and friends was always a highlight of Christine's, she always seemed to win. Christine is survived by her husband Robbie; children Travis, April (Blair) Regnier (Jamie, Teagan, Teanna, Temeya and Easton); her parents John and Kathy Harris; sisters Carol Thurmeier (Britney, Austin, Sophie), Wendy (Brent) Mock (Alexis, Kayla, Emery); as well as many other relatives and friends. Christine had many happy fun times with her grandchildren who she loved dearly. The Family wishes to thank the nurses and caregivers for keeping Christine comfortable at R.U.H. A Celebration of Life for Christine will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in the Mayfair United Church, 902-33rd Street West, Saskatoon. Memorial Donations in honor of Christine may be directed to the Crohn's & Colitis Canada, 600- 60 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON M4T 1N5.
Doris Rose Marie Struhar was born June 16, 1937 in Laventure, Saskatchewan, and passed away October 21, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Doris will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Florence Blanche Tastad (Lush). She passed away at the age of 78 on October 20, 2017 in Saskatoon SK. A prayer service and celebration of her life will be held on November 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Cherished Memories Funeral Services Lifestory Room in Martensville, SK. Florence was born on November 2, 1938 in Milden SK to Allan and Dorothy Lush. Florence had 4 children from her first marriage. She met Ivan and her soon to be stepdaughters in 1997. Together they became parents of 7. Florence was a hardworking stay at home mom most of her life. Her pleasures included fishing, playing cards, knitting and most of all, her family. Florence was predeceased by her husband Ivan, stepdaughter Cindy and grandson Marcel. Florence is survived by; her children, Cindy Bell of Saskatoon SK., Terry(Marty) Smith of Athabasca AB, Ken(Maria) Smith of Calgary AB, Wanda Smith of Colonsey SK; her stepdaughters, Bonnie(Randy)Barre’ of Guernsey SK., Judy(Lance)Seib of Brandon MB; grandchildren, Allan, Colette, Angie, Brett, Whitney, William and Cole; and great grandchildren, Carter, Allayna, Aldric, Imogin, and Jasper.
Wayne Robert Vancoughnett was born March 6, 1941 in Prince Albert, SK., and passed away October 15, 2017 in Saskatoon, SK. Wayne will be lovingly remembered by all his family and friends.
Joseph J. Dobrohoczki passed away in his own home, as was his wish, on Saturday, October 14, 2017 surrounded by family after a long struggle with heart problems. Joe was originally from Middle Lake, Saskatchewan, and after graduating from high school in 1949 attended one year at the University of Saskatchewan in engineering, from which he had many stories. Joe was an adventurer in his younger days, travelling much of Western Canada working odd jobs in between helping out on his parent’s family farm at Middle Lake. He worked up at Urnanium City for a time, worked building the Trans-Canada Highway in Alberta and B.C., took a job with Trump’s Equipment in Oliver, B.C., and worked several seasons at the sugar refinery in Taber, Alberta. He found part-time work picking fruit and helped out his brother-in-law in construction. In 1962, after several years of courtship, Joe married the love of his life, Elizabeth Ann Meachem from Carrot River, a school teacher whom he had met while she was attending teacher’s college in Saskatoon. He would spend the rest of his life with her. In 1963 Joe applied for a job at Saskatoon Chemicals and he remained there as an operator/laboratory technician for over 33 years when he retired in 1995. Joe bought a quarter section in 1964 down the road from Saskatoon Chemicals where he built his house and raised his family, farming the land himself in the early years. Joe was fluent in Hungarian and twice travelled to Hungary, where his parents came from, to visit the family overseas, once during the communist period in 1977 and again much later once he retired. He loved taking pictures, especially of his boys every Christmas, every birthday and every holiday and even though he only went to University for one year himself, made sure that each of his boys succeeded in graduating from University. Joe was an avid collector of all sorts of things, including coins, stamps and guns. He was a staple fixture at auction markets, flea markets and antique shows. Once he retired, he became a regular exhibitor at the Saskatoon Gun and Hobby show and other nearby shows and flea markets and sold nearly all of his guns, although he had a collection of toy guns as well, for which he would joke, he didn’t need a license. Joe was predeceased by; his parents, Joseph and Maria(Szabo) Dobrohoczki; older brother, Louis; younger brother, Gaza; and his sister, Eva(Turucz). He is survived by; his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth Ann(Meachem); his four sons, Joseph, Michael, Philip, and Robert; his sister, Irene(Kroeger); and brother, Alex; and in particular, his niece, Rose who lived nearby in Martensville; nephews, Eugene and Rick; along with many other nieces and nephews in Canada and cousins and their family’s in Hungary. Joe believed in hard work and sacrifice. He donated blood as frequently as he could throughout his life once he learned his blood type was in high demand. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Blood Services.
Donald Bratzer was born March 19, 1951 in Saskatoon, SK., and passed away October 12, 2017 in Saskatoon, SK. Don will be lovingly remembered by all his family and friends.
R. Patrick Fraser April 20, 1946 – October 11, 2017 Pat Fraser recently passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 71. He was predeceased by his mother Hazel, his father Sandy and stepfather Charlie. He is survived by his stepmother Bobbie; sisters Darnell, Debbie, Mary Jo, Sandra and Lynne; brothers Gerry, Kevin and Gordon; his good friend George as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and of course his coffee buddies. Pat was a friend to all that knew him. He displayed a constant smile and thrived by using his happiness and positive attitude throughout his life.
Wade Richard Anderson was born June 6, 1959 in Manning, Alberta, and passed away October 10, 2017 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
Richard Shelley, 62, of Martensville, SK passed away peacefully in his home after a lengthy battle against many health conditions on Friday, October 6, 2017. Richard was born on November 9, 1954 in Calgary, AB. He lived most of his life in Kamloops, BC where he met his wife Shirley. They moved to Saskatoon, SK and raised three children. Some of his most cherished moments were spending time at Big Shell Lake with his family. He enjoyed fishing, sitting by the fire and tinkering on his boat that he refused to give up on. In the winter, he loved watching his grandsons play hockey and was proud to wear his team jacket to the rink. He is survived by his wife Shirley, children; Lyle (Kelly), Leigh, Loryne (Derek) and grandchildren; Ereka, Evan and Drew. He will be greatly missed by many relatives and friends. As per his wishes, there will not be a funeral service but rather a celebration of life for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MS Society, which he actively supported for his daughter-in-law. Thoughts and memories may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Edward Ivan Solanik was born January 22, 1937, and passed away on September 26, 2017. Ed will be lovingly remembered by all his family and friends.
The family of Barry Clinton Duncan sadly announce his passing on September 27, 2017 in Saskatoon at the age of 81. Barry was born and raised in Estevan, a middle child of James and Helen (Langen) Duncan. He was a patient and kind man with a unique sense of humour. He is lovingly remembered by his family: son Bob (Trish) Duncan, Estevan, and their family Josh and Stefan; daughter Laurel (Blair) Hildahl, Estevan and their family Bryce, Kristen (Cary) Grays, Derek (Nicki); daughter Elaine (Rick) Gunderson, Saskatoon and their family Cole (Allyssa) and their daughters Elsie, Kendall (Jordan) Person, Shelby; son Bruce (Margaret) Duncan, Estevan, and their family Rebecca, William, Rachel. Barry is also survived by his sister Isabelle Hovind, and sisters-in-law Mary Kowalski, Shirley Kowalski and Valerie Kowalski. Barry was predeceased by his beloved wife Doreen; parents; grandson Jared Duncan, his brothers; Robert, Bruce (Vernon) and wife Judy, and sister Marilyn, brother-in-law Len Hovind and numerous other family. The Funeral Service for Barry will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Third Avenue Church, 304-3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon with Reverend Isabel Buhr officiating. Complimentary funeral parking available courtesy of Park Funeral Chapel. Interment will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 5 in the Estevan City Cemetery. Arrangements in care of CHERISHED MEMORIES FUNERAL SERVICES, Martensville.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Marcia Helen Slind of Saskatoon, SK on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. A celebration of Marcia's life will be held in Cherished Memories Life Story Room at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 2, 2017 with Jake Friesen officiating. Guests are invited to join the family for a luncheon at the Cherished Memories Reception Centre immediately following the celebration, with interment at the Gruenthal Church Cemetery after the luncheon. Marcia was born on March 5, 1950 in Selkirk, MB. Her family moved to Terrace, BC when she was a child. She moved to Saskatoon, SK in the early 1970s where she lived until her passing. She was an excellent seamstress, avid reader, and could play a mean game of Scrabble! She loved camping, boating, fishing, tubing, and ski-dooing. Many good memories come from time spent with family and friends at Greenwater and Diefenbaker lakes. She had a fun, exuberant personality; she was always in good cheer. She worked at Safeway for many years where she enjoyed interacting with customers. She was always pleasant, kind, and helpful. Marcia was predeceased by her father Howard Lang, mother Helen Doell, stepfather John Doell, her brothers Lyle Lang and Terry Lang, her son Jarl Slind, and his wife Corinne Slind. She is survived by her loving husband Larry Slind, daughter Cynthia English (Randy McDonald), granddaughter Andrea Evans (Nick Longpre), great-grandson Marshall Longpre, son Kevin Slind, sister Cheryl King (Ken), nephew Jason King, great-nephews Tristan and Dylan, nephewTrevor King (Sharlene), nephew Chad Lang (Linda), and great-nephews Kayden and Bell. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Diabetes Canada (www.diabetes.ca). Thoughts and memories may be sent to email@example.com, www.cherishedmemories.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory, 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville, SK S0K 2T0.
It is with sadness we announce the sudden passing of Jacob Cook. A Wake for Jacob will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Cherished Memories Funeral Chapel, 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Funeral Service will take place at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in Cherished Memories Funeral Chapel, 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville.
Our dear mother and grandmother, Margaret Elizabeth Klee (Bronsch), of Saskatoon, SK, formerly of Radisson, SK, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Palliative Care at St. Paul's Hospital at the age of 96. Mom will be forever at rest with the one she loved best, her loving husband of 68 years, Edward, who passed away in 2007. Margaret had many passions, such as baking, shopping, and spending time with family. We fondly remember how she loved to dance, and how she dressed so beautifully. Margaret's sweet and caring demeanor, along with her great sense of humour, was felt by all who knew her. Lovingly remembered by her children, Marjorie Noehring, Evelyn Fraser and Lorne Klee; 12 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters, Geraldine Scott, Shirley Hoskins; brother, Gerald Bronsch; and many nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by husband, Edward Klee; sisters, Edna Lerch and Ella Hockley; and brothers, Elmer Bronsch and Norman Bronsch. A private graveside memorial service for family will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Dad is survived by; his loving wife, Mildred; children, Kevin(Lori) Affleck, Russell(Frankie) Affleck, and Jackie(Brent) Zagoruy; Grandchildren, Cole, Rowena, Alexandria, Kolby, Braxton and a grandchild expected in late October. Dad is predeceased by; his parents, Laurence and Helen; and sister, Faye Schommer.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sylvia McRae on August 24, 2017 at St. Paul's Hospital. Mourning her death are; her loving husband of 55 years, Earl; children, Brian (Brianna) and Marni (Victor); grandchildren, Courtney (Tyson), Darien, Seamus, Ailish, Emily, Aselin, and Caitlyn; her brother, Earl; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Sylvia was born and raised in Saskatoon where she met Earl and they raised their family together. She was a loving wife and mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to those who knew her. She loved to attend any activity that involved her grandchildren of whom she will be eternally proud. She loved crocheting, reading and was an avid hockey fan and longtime supporter of the Saskatoon Blades. Sylvia will always be remembered for her generosity, beautiful spirit and unconditional love of others. She was predeceased by her parents, Naomi and Tom Elliot. At Sylvia's request there will be no formal service. A private celebration will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank Dr. M Ubhi and the nursing staff at St. Pauls Hospital. Cremation arranged in care of Cherished Memories. Thoughts and memories may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Raymond Herman was born on February 19, 1946 in Regina, Saskatchewan to John and Eva. He passed away peacefully on September 9, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. John will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Jarl James Slind, 50, of Saskatoon, SK passed away in his sleep on Friday, September 1st, 2017 in Saskatoon of a heart attack due to complications from Diabetes. Jarl was born on August 2nd, 1967 in Terrace, BC. He had great passion! He loved music and fishing. He had a very unique view of the world. He was extremely kind, caring, and would help anybody at any time. As a teenager, he travelled extensively in the summer with his grandparents, John & Helen Doell, moving furniture across the country. He was a very hard worker; most of his career was spent in the drilling industry starting as a helper and progressing up to senior driller. Jarl was predeceased by his wife of 18 years, Corrine Slind, his uncles Lyle Lang and Terry Lang, as well as his grandparents. He is survived by his mother Marcia Slind, father Larry Slind, father Barry English, sister Cynthia English (Randy McDonald), niece Andrea Evans (Nick Longpre), great-nephew Marshall Longpre, brother Joel English, nephew Ethan English, brother Kevin Slind, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. brother Joel English, nephew Ethan English, brother Kevin Slind, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace.
Lawrence David Glassford peacefully passed away on September 3rd, 2017 in Saskatoon. Lawrence was born on December 27th, 1942 in Unity, Sk. He was raised on the Glassford family farm and attended school nearby in Adanac and later years in Unity. Lawrence loved the outdoors whether it be hunting, snowmobiling, camping or simply enjoying a sunny prairie day. Lawrence was a lifetime farmer who enjoyed the countless hours spent behind the wheel of a tractor or combine. His love of operating equipment led him into a position with the RM of Round Valley operating a road grader. Lawrence was known for being a perfectionist when maintaining and building roads and continued this for 36 years until retirement in 2013. Lawrence enjoyed the years spent working the land with his father, uncles, brother and son. He loved the old gospel songs, Jim Reeves tunes and a witty joke. He was always ready to share a laugh, even with a stranger. Lawrence will be remembered for his kind ways, sense of humor and gentle spirit. Lawrence was pre-deceased by his parents, Millie and Wesley, sister Elaine, and infant brother Harold. Lawrence will be lovingly remembered by his wife Hazel, daughter Holly (Trevor) McNutt, Truro,NS, son David(Darlene), North Battleford, step son Clayton Christie, Yellowknife, NT, step daughter Jilla (Brennan) Veltkamp, Saskatoon, brother Arnold (Sandra), Unity, grandchildren Jordyn, Ephram, Kennedy, Kirklan, Brett, Joelle and step-grandchildren Kiera, Deklan, Arianna, Alexis, great-grandson Haylen, nieces Marylee(Phillip),Melodee, nephew Marlowe(Natalie) and extended family. In memory of Lawrence donations can be made to Diabetes Canada. A private family interment will be held at the Adanac cemetery.
John Makohoniuk was born April 13, 1946, and passed away on August 24, 2017. John will be lovingly remembered by all his family and friends.
David Gabruch of Saskatoon, SK passed away peacefully on August 23, 2017 at the age of 62 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. David was born on October 26, 1954 in North Battleford, SK and was raised on the family mixed farm at High Gate, just west of Battleford, SK. He graduated from the U of S with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1976. In October 1978 he married Sonja Aarrestad and together they raised three children, Angela, Ian and Pamela. David spent the majority of his professional career with the Saskatchewan government, but his heart was never far from the farm, often returning to help with harvest or tour his cow herd. David had many hobbies. He had a passion for motorcycles and he and Sonja toured most of Canada and the United States on his Honda GoldWing. When his health became such that he could no longer ride, he took up woodworking and loved to craft things for his family. David was a quiet man of strong faith and loved to minister to the local and universal Body of Christ. David is survived by Sonja, his loving wife of 38 years; his children Angela (Errol) Vaadeland and their children Gauge, Alixandra, Kassidy and a fourth grandchild due this fall, Ian and Pamela; his mother Lois (Hallett) Gabruch and siblings Alvin, Wendy (George) Snoke, John (Barb), Tammie (Gary) Fischer and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. David was predeceased by his father Joseph Gabruch, his parents-in-law Aadne and Gladys (Amundson) Aarrestad and nephew Jeremy Gabruch. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Sharon Schools, 801 Airport Road, North Battleford, SK. Lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Myeloma Canada (www.myelomacanada.ca), 1255 TransCanada, Suite 160, Dorval, QC H9P 2V4 or Global Missions Inc., Box 934, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Z3.
Robert Loehndorf of Saskatoon, passed away suddenly with his family by his side on August 22, 2017. Rob is lovingly survived by his wife Susan; daughter Kayla (Gareth) Walker and son Kyle. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017 in the Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon.
Gary died peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, SK. Loved and survived by his true-life partner, Marguerite (Margo) Rashley; his children, Laura, Tristan, Jordan, and Kirstan (Rob); 3 grand-daughters; nephew, Curtis (Monica); sister, Gay; brother, Dale (Elmira); niece, Kim (Adam); and great nephew, Griffin. Despite some profound losses, he was a generous, kind and contented man. Happiness was his again with Margo. He was loved beyond words and is missed beyond measure. Donations to Dementia research would be appreciated. At his request, there will be no funeral. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services in Martensville, SK. He is at peace and his struggle to survive has ended.
Cheryl was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on January 15, 1960 to Bill and Pearl. She passed away on August 11, 2017 at the age of 57 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She will be missed by her family and friends.
It is with great sadness that the family of Doreen I. Maxwell shares the news of her passing on August 11, 2017 at the age of 90. Doreen was predeceased by her husband Harold in 1994, with whom she greatly enjoyed 47 years of marriage. She leaves behind her children, Donald (Sheila) of Lethbridge, AB and Bruce (Trish) of Humboldt, SK; grandchildren Jena of Winnipeg, MB and Bailey of Humboldt, SK; sisters-in-law Muriel Mitchell of Regina, SK, Helen Ross of Estevan, SK, and Margaret Young of Edmonton, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom had a special place in her heart. Doreen is predeceased by her parents Peter and Ida Mitchell; brother Hughie Mitchell; and sister Elda Maxwell; brothers in-law Wesley, Robert, James, Floyd, Hugh, Walter, and Thomas; sisters in-law Bertha and Mary; and infant daughter, Heather. Doreen was born on August 18th, 1926, to Peter and Ida Mitchell of Glen Ewen, SK. She was united in marriage to Harold Maxwell on October 14th, 1947 at her family home near Glen Ewen. In 1952 they moved to North Portal, SK. It was there they raised their children and developed many close friendships. She worked at a variety of jobs in North Portal including a telephone operator, a Kindergarten instructor, and a tourist councillor at the Information Center until her retirement. Doreen was very active and a mainstay in the Knox United Church; serving on the Church Board and the Parish Council of the International Pastoral Charge, president of the UCW for several years and teaching Sunday School. She was also involved with the new building committee when the new church was built in 1997. She was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary and was a member of the executive for a number of years. Doreen and Harold were involved in many community activities. Along with others in the community, they planted trees and developed a park that is located behind the house in which they lived. They were honoured in October 1994 when the park was renamed Maxwell Park. In 2007 she moved to Estevan. In recent years, she lived at the Pioneer Home in Grenfell, SK. and finally at the Central Park Lodge in Lanigan, SK. until the time of her passing. Family was very important to Doreen and it was a rare weekend that was not spent with aunts and uncles or cousins. Many nieces and nephews would spend time with her and Harold and very strong bonds formed that have continued through the years. A funeral service will be held at the Knox United Church in North Portal on August 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Those so wishing, may make a donation in memory of Doreen to the Maxwell Park, or the North Portal Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, care of the Village of North Portal at PO Box 119, North Portal, SK S0C 1W0.
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my Mom, Bridget Wolfe, on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. Bridget is survived by her son, Robert; sister, Sr Rita Miller; sisters-in-law, Betty Miller, Marjorie Miller and Elsie Miller; and many nieces and nephews. Bridget was predeceased by her husband, Len Wolfe; and siblings: Magdalen, Peter, Benedict, Joe, Tony, John, Leo, Betty, Bernard, Ed, Martin, Albert, and Hilda. A service will be held at St. Francis Xavier Parish on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11am. Please honour Bridget's memory with a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, 101-440 2nd Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C3 or to the St Paul's Hospital Foundation, 1702 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9.
Alta Joyce Kraushar, 86 years of Langham Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully August 6, 2017. Born to the late Johann and Katherina [Andres] Martens in Waldheim Saskatchewan January 30, 1931. They lived on a farm outside of Waldheim where she travelled to school by horse and buggy until grade 6 when the family moved to Saskatoon where she finished her schooling. She then met Frederich Kraushar of Saskatoon and they were married September 2,1950. She is survived by her loving husband Fred; 6 children, Randy (Wendy), Karen Meszaros, Colleen, Janine (Terry) Wulff, Debby, and Regan (Thelma); 17 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren; two sisters; Elvira Schindel and Lavinia Boor; sister-in-law’s, Doreen Kraushar, Carol Martens, Irene Kraushar and Florence Martens, as well as many nieces and nephews. Alta was predeceased by her son-in-law; Thomas Meszaros; brother’s, Arthur and Norman; sisters, Alice Leier and Delphine; brother-in-law’s, Kenneth Kraushar, George Kraushar, William Schindel and Ken Boor; sister-in-law, Mildred Martens; mother and father-in-law, Frederich Senior and Barbara Kraushar. At the request of Alta there will be no funeral service held. Special thanks to all staff of Langham Senior Citizens Home.
Corienia was born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan on August 17, 1961 to Verner and Rose. She passed away in Duck Lake on August 3, 2017. Corienia will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Chamois Bran Webster. Chamois passed away on July 31, 2017 at the age of 42. He is survived by his children Delicia and Seth, granddaughter Mila; mother, Lynn Kelly; father, John Webster; stepfather, Lowell Ruda; his brothers and sisters, Dixie, Zoe, Shelby and Tawnee; aunts, uncles, many new nieces and nephews (Madilynn, Gage, Shayden, Kaleb, Dash, Hailey) as well as cousins and numerous friends, including his best friend and most loyal canine companion Jig Saw. He was predeceased by his sister Kyla Rae Kelly. Growing up Chamois had a passion for BMX racing and working on cars. He later enjoyed spending his weekends at the lake with his family at Manitou and Candle Lake. Chamois was recognized for his attention to detail and hard work from the flooring community. When not at work, he liked to play pool (which he was known as the person to beat), hang out with Jig Saw and travel. Chamois will always be remembered for his selflessness and his easy-going personality. He touched the lives of everyone he met and will be immensely missed by all. The family is currently making arrangements for a celebration of his life. Details will be shared with friends and family within the next few days.
Thank you all for being here today. We know that many of you had to travel a long distance. My name is Crystal. I am Hazel’s youngest daughter, this is Dione, the second eldest and our Aunty Jackie. Hazel Margaret Lacendre was born on June 26th, 1955 in Big River, Saskatchewan. She was preceded in death by her dad, Barney Lacendre; her mom, Mary Beads; her brother, Freddy Lacendre; and her daughter, Christina Lacendre. Hazel is survived by her siblings, children, and grandchildren. Our mother was an incredibly kind, generous and sassy person. She had a difficult life growing up, but she picked herself up, went back to school and got her bachelors in Social Work. Even though she battled chronic illness and was in pain everyday, she always worried about others; whether they needed advice, a helping hand, or were just hungry, she always asked, ‘Did you eat?’. Hazel loved her music, especially Elvis and in her earlier years, you could often find her on the dance floor, dancing or fending off men who wanted to buy her daughters with horses. She also loved good food, whether it was Chinese food, wonton soup, chocolate cake, or a home cooked meal made by Aunty Jackie, which she often fought over with Wally as to who would get the last bit. Her favorite sayings were nutch, lord love a duck, oh for the love of Mike and for Pete’s sake. Our mom was loved by many and will be greatly missed, but she will live in our hearts. Mom, we love you. Thank you for your strength, wisdom, guidance, and incredible love. Goodbye.
Douglas was born to Charles and Elizabeth on April 19, 1928 in Pleasantdale, Saskatchewan. He passed away on July 20, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Julia Madge Prentice (Street), 77, passed away peacefully after a very brief and courageous battle with cancer on July 26th, 2017 in Rosetown SK. Julie was born on May 27th, 1940 in Burin Newfoundland. Julie wore many hats in her years on this earth including serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a fitness instructor, Grade 11 School teacher, Nurses Aid, store Manager, Bakery Manager and more. Julie moved to Saskatchewan in the early 70’s and remained there for the rest of her life. Her greatest achievements were her 6 children Greg (Barb), Kim, Laurie, Bill (Marva), Ron (Colette) and Dean (Jen). Next to her children, were the people she worked with for over 15 years at Lions Manor and McNab Park. The residents here became her closest friends and family. Of course, we could not forget Julie’s love for her beloved Dogs and Cats, who were her closest companions. Julie is also remembered for her amazing musical talents on her piano and guitar. She was always in the spotlight, lighting up someone’s day with song and dance. She will be missed by many of her friends and family, both near and far. At Julie’s request, there will be no funeral, however, the family had a wonderful day visiting with the residents at McNab Park on July 28th, 2017 with Julie’s granddaughter Rachel, playing some songs on the piano In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Rosetown and District Health Foundation.
Donald was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan on July 26, 2017 to Eric and Hildur Tornquist. He passed away on July 26, 2017 in Oliver Lodge, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Donald will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Linda Ann Gibson was born April 21, 1962 in Bredenbury, Saskatchewan, and passed away July 18, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Linda will be deeply missed by her husband John, and all of her family and friends.
The family of Mary Grabatin are extremely saddened to announce of her sudden passing July 15, 2017, at St. Paul's Hospital at the age of 84. She is survived by her two daughters, Debbie and Bonnie (Murray), two grandchildren, Travis and Michelle (Jackson), great-granddaughter Mya, numerous siblings and in-laws, her extended family at Touch of Ukraine, and lastly all of her good friends. She was predeceased by her husband Clarence, son Randy, son-in-law Arnold, as well multiple family members and friends. Everyone who crossed paths with her knew what a sweet lady she was. She will be missed immensely by all. As per her request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Carole Denis Whetstone was born December 4, 1941 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and passed away July 11, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Carole will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Arthur and all her family and friends.
Laddie Peter Kowalski was born May 27, 1948 in Wishart, SK., and passed away July 7, 2017 in Saskatoon, SK. Laddie will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his friends and family.
Ruby Florence Turner (Hamilton) September 15, 1926 - July 7, 2017 It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother on July 7, 2017. Mom was our foundation. Her beauty, style, grace, sense of humor and kindness were just a few of her great qualities. Family was everything to Mom. She loved them all more then words could ever express and each visit or phone call came with a "Love you Loads". When there was a family gathering the great grandchildren would ask when is GG coming? Born the youngest of 5 children in Saskatoon, Sk. Mom relished her early years, attending Caswell Hill School, then off to Bedford. Summers were often spent visiting the family's shack tent at Waskesiu. It was during her years at Bedford she met our Dad, Gaff Turner. Dad who attended Tech High School would walk great distances to meet Mom and go on dates. After a wonderful courtship, Gaff & Ruby married in June, 1949, and Mom became a hockey wife. Their first child, Bob, was born in 1950 while Dad was playing hockey in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mom with infant son in tow, joined Dad. Mom accompanied Dad across the U.S. and Canada as he chased his dream, but always returning to Saskatoon for the summers, where Dad became a plumber. More hockey, more travelling and another son, Hal. After 17 years of hockey it was time to come home. Two more beautiful children, Wendy and Tammy soon followed. Mom's greatest passion was shopping, and even during the last few years she would go on her own to spend 2 or 3 hours at Winners. Her other great passion was family travel. Mom loved her Hawaii and Montana vacations. Her soulmate, Dad, passed away suddenly on January 2, 2012. After his passing Mom stayed independent and lived in her condo until her passing. Mom leaves us with heavy hearts, enriched souls and beautiful memories. She was our hero, the wind beneath our wings. Mom leaves behind her children, Bob and Shari Turner, Hal & Yvonne Turner, Wendy and Bruno Baseotto, Tammy and Bob Hui, her grandchildren Tracy Ernst, (Don), Robbie Turner, Chelsea Taman (Adam), Ashley Thiessen (Jeff), Taylor Hui, Brandon Hui, and great grandchildren Davis and Aidan Ernst, Charlie, Tenley and Madison Taman and Georgia Thiessen. She also, leaves behind her brother Les Hamilton. She was predeceased by her Husband Gaff, her parents Harold and Gladys Hamilton and siblings, Marj McMillan, Winifred Hopper and Roxy Wilson, and her grandson Jordan Johanson. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ruby's memory to "Light of the Prairies" Walter Lane, 925 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon, Sk. S7H 4T9. Mom has chosen not to have a memorial service. Her request was for a private family gathering. Cremation arranged in care of Cherished Memories. A special thanks to Dr. Hasson Masri and all staff at RUH for excellent care and kindness.
Born: May 15, 1959 Died: July 3, 2017 Interment Friday, July 28, 2017 Birch Hills Cemetery Survived by: son, Troy Braaten; granddaughter, Sienna Braaten; sisters, Linda(Neil) Sutton, Frieda Madden, Gail(Helmut) Zech, Betty Murchison, Cheryl(Don) Lewis, Kathy(Gary) Acorn, Brenda Johnstone, Mardell(Don) Linfitt; Brothers, Rocky(Carol) Johnstone, Roy(Reene) Johnstone; Sister-in-law, Sharon Stefanski; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by: her parents, Howard and Hellen; son, Corey Braaten; sister, Glenda Ilchysen; and brother, Ross Johnstone.
In loving memory of June Patricia Ryba June 10, 1938 – July 2, 2017 June Patrica Ryba was born June 10, 1938. She was born and raised in Arborfield, Saskatchewan and June was the eldest of 3 children to John Livingston (1966) and Eva Edwards (2008). After June graduated Grade 12 from Arborfield High School, she continued her education as a Graduate Nurse and she did her studies at the Holy Family Hospital in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Upon her training, June worked as a general nurse with children with challenging illnesses in the Moose Jaw Union Hospital. Furthering her nursing education, she studied as an Operating Room Nurse at The Lachine General Hospital in Quebec. June returned home and nursed in Craik, Saskatchewan and The Arborfield Union Hospital. In 1970 on March 28, June married Joseph. They moved to Aylsham and in 1976 they had one daughter, Jo-Lynn. June owned and operated a craft store in the town of Aylsham. J. R. Hobbies was a compilation of all her many talents such as custom picture framing, cake decorating, flower arranging, ceramics, and paper tole. June also instructed classes through the Cumberland Regional College. Among all her other talents, June was a beautiful pianist. She played piano and organ at her church accompanying the choir and she was often asked to play at many local functions. June was an active and major contributor to the Town of Aylsham. Her community involvement was extensive, June was a Board member for the Pineview lodge for 15 years, she was a volunteer Director for the Nipawin Exhibition Association, Arborfield and Aylsham Horticultural societies, volunteer Secretary/ Treasurer for numerous committees and associations and a Volunteer School Librarian at the Aylsham Elementary School, just to name a few. Joseph and June lived in Aylsham until 1997 and then moved to Arborfield, where they bought a house right next door to June’s mother. Joseph passed away in 2006 and in 2008 June suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and made the move to Saskatoon to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law. June was strong willed and she was fiercely independent. It was at this time that June’s inner strength shone through, she persevered through extensive rehab and regained her independence going on to live independently until 2016. During those years, June devoted all her time to her daughter and son in law and a beautiful mother/daughter friendship flourished. In 2012 she welcomed her first and only grandchild, Emma June Yvonne Witt, who was her pride and joy. In March 2016, June once again suffered from another cerebral hemorrhage only this time it robbed her of her independence and she had no choice but to move to a long-term care facility. She resided at Oliver Lodge in Saskatoon up until her passing. June was a loving mother, a doting Nana, a supportive sister and a kind and compassionate friend. She will be remembered for her smile that lit the room, her contagious laughter and humor, her never ending crochet and knitting projects she always was working on, her loving hugs that made you feel so special and loved and how she always thought of others before herself. June’s family was her pride and joy and she lit up whenever she was around her granddaughter Emma. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her. June was preceded in death by her husband Joe in 2006. June is survived by her daughter Jo-Lynn (Bryan), her granddaughter Emma, her sister Marg (Wayne), her brother Richard (Anne), and many nieces and nephews.
Dane Coady Wright was born May 28, 1946 in Saskatoon, SK., and passed away June 30, 2017 in Rabbit Lake, SK. Dane will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
Roger Dennis Sabiston was born March 22, 1953 in Saskatoon, SK., and passed away June 26, 2017 in Shields, SK. Roger will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.
Epp, Timothy Lloyd Tim Epp passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the age of 62. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda; sons Jared and Graham (Jessie); brothers Larry (Denise) and Gerald (Donna); and stepbrothers Russ (Lorena), Jeff (Diane) and Perry (Barb) Friesen. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Lillian; stepmother Lora; and brother Vern (Holly). Tim was born at Rosthern, SK on August 1, 1954. After growing up in various small towns in Saskatchewan, the family moved to Saskatoon in 1966 where he attended Haultain School and Aden Bowman Collegiate. He attended the University of SK for two years studying mechanical engineering before deciding to enter the work field. Tim had many jobs during that time: he loved to drive trucks (any kind of truck), and he loved working with his hands and being outdoors, so he got his dream job when he purchased Dressler Landscaping in 1983 from retiring George Dressler. Tim's work can be seen in many parks, commercial properties and residential properties in and around Saskatoon. He is most proud of the work he did at the new College of Agriculture building on the U of S campus. When not working, he was busy landscaping his own home on his acreage east of Saskatoon. He built and maintained a beautiful oasis on the 80 acre site where he lived until the day before he passed away. His great joy was climbing up on his tractor to mow, cultivate, rototill, and just enjoy being outside and making his yard look beautiful. In the winter of 1989, having no landscaping work to occupy him, Tim started Battery Boys Limited selling automotive batteries, mainly to farm implement dealers. This quickly morphed into a going concern with the addition of specialty battery manufacture for utility companies and hospitals. In 1999, Battery Boys was awarded a cellular dealership with SaskTel Mobility, and the company has grown to four locations and over 20 employees since that time. The recent rebranding and new name 'Bolt Mobile' added new life to the business in 2016, and Tim's vision continued as he opened the business to new partners from within the organization to share in his success. He was very proud of the business he built from the ground up, and rightfully so. Tim's elder son Jared continues at the helm of Bolt Mobile with three other partners (including his mother) in the hopes that we can make Tim proud of what he has created. Younger son Graham is an RN at St. Paul's Hospital, and Tim was extremely proud of his success in his chosen field. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, July 1 at 1:00 p.m. at Nutana Park Mennonite Church at 1701 Ruth Street East, Saskatoon. Arrangements are in care of Cherished Memories. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon or a charity of your choice.
John Raymond Cox was born June 26, 1933 in Cardiff, Wales, and passed away June 20, 2017 in Martensville, SK. He will be lovingly remembered by all of his family and friends.
Dennis Ouellette was born June 20, 1941 in St. Louis, SK., and passed away in Saskatoon, SK., June 20, 2017. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.
Neil Floyd McGonigle November 6, 1947 – June 18, 2017 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Neil Floyd McGonigle on June 18, 2017. Neil is survived by his loving wife Mollie, son Greg McGonigle, daughter Lori Sayers, son Brad McGonigle(Carol), Son Evan McGonigle, sister Carol Loney, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Floyd and Margaret McGonigle and his sister Wendy. Neil was in the tire industry most of his life and loved ice fishing. Services will be held at Mayfair United Church, 902 - 33rd Street West, Saskatoon, SK. Monday, June 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories, Martensville, SK. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Darleen Gloria (Miller) Roney, 69, of Saskatoon, SK, passed away on June 26, 2017. A private memorial service for family will be held at a later date. Darleen was born on April 13, 1948 in Regina, SK, and raised in the Silton/Earl Grey area. While she spent some years in Ontario raising a family, most of her life was spent in Saskatchewan. She remained close to her roots, and always kept a place in her heart for her siblings, nieces, and nephews. She devoted much of her life to family, friends, and raising her two daughters. She had a strong interest in genealogy and over the years compiled generous amounts of family history. Well known for her love of flowers, she was always happiest in her garden, where every perennial and planting held a story. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her most. She was predeceased by her parents: Richard and Edith, as well as her siblings; Gerald, Adeline, and Violet. She is survived by her children; Cara and Jennifer as well as her grandchildren; Grace, Griffin, and Brighton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure Melva Doreen Holm, of Martensville, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 30, 2017 in St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Melva Krock was born May 10, 1931 in Rosthern, SK. She married William (Bill) Holm and they raised four children together while living in Alberta and finally settling in Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1993; son Dennis in 2016; grandson Douglas in 2015; her father Walter and mother, Hilda; and sisters Darlene and Phylis. Melva is survived by three children, Dianna (Jim) Snowdon, Ronald (Marcia) Holm and Penny (Giles) Saulnier; daughter-in-law Judy (Dennis) Holm; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and special friend Leon Hancheryk. One of Melva’s greatest joys was camping. She loved it no matter if it was in the early days in a tent or later in a camper. She loved the camp fires and just being outside. There will be a graveside service for family and close friends, Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Saskatoon, SK Lucheon and visiting to follow: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Canalta Hotel, Martensville, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lung Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. This life for me is truly past I loved you all to the very last Weep not for me but courage take Love one another for my sake
Winston was born on July 23, 1940 in Prince Albert, SK., and passed away on May 19, 2017. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Marjorie and all his family & friends.
Erika was born on June 17, 1931 in Germany and passed away in Saskatoon on June 15, 2017. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Roger and all her family & friends
Alex passed away peacefully in St. Pauls Hospital on June 12, 2017. He was predeceased by Netty, his loving wife of 61 years; his parents, Hnat and Katherine; his brothers, Matt, Mike, Joe, and George; sisters, Mary Hrebeniuk, Anne Dumka, Rose Petlock, and Margaret Halyk; as well as numerous brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws. Alex is survived by his brothers, Jack, Bill, Andrew(Helen), Boris(Anne), Peter(Nancy); sisters, Pearl Skorobohach, Alice Zwarich, Elizabeth Sawchyn; brother-in-law, Bunny Halyk and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Alex was born and raised in Goodeve. In 1950 he married Netty Halyk and they moved to Swift Current. He was head professional at Elm Wood Golf Club from 1965 to 1974. Alex was involved in the Provincial Junior Golf Program for 31 years. Young golfers he instructed were often known as ‘Kozy’s Kids’. If you played golf or curled in Saskatchewan in the last 40 years, you no doubt ran into ‘Kozy’. Alex was honoured with life memberships in the SGA, RCGA in 1990, and received the Saskatchewan PGA lifetime achievement award in 2004. He was inducted into the Saskatchewan Golf Hall of Fame. The family wishes to thank Dr. Ron Kozakavich for the special care he gave Kozy over the years. We also thank the doctors and nurses on the sixth floor and second floor of St. Pauls Hospital for their excellent care and kindness to Alex. There will be no service, as per Kozy’s request.
Verna Iris Ferguson was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on October 2, 1940 to Verne and Iris Blum. She passed away in Saskatoon on June 12, 2017. Verna will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Who passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the age of 24 years, 9 months, 30 days Beloved Son of: Angela McPhee(Troy) & David Richardson, Brother of Codey(Brandy), Colton & Madalyn.
Fred passed away peacefully in his own home with his loveing wife by his side at the age of 85.Fred was born in Regina February 10th 1932 to Florence and Fred McElree Sr . Fred accomplished many things in his life. He was a certified heavy duty mechanic,he also taught mechanics for five years in the Air Force also auto body and paint. His last 7years was working for I CBC as an insurance adjuster on the North Shore of Vancouver BC . Fred was predeceased by his son Wayland,his parents and 3brothers and 2sisters.He leaves behind his wife and children one brother Kelly (Brenda)and sister Della (Frank)and many nieces and nephews. His church was also his family. He touched many hearts as he welcomed them to our St . Anns parish. He loved you all. And as our little Emily says 'THIS IS PAPAS GRADUATION INTO HEAVEN.'
Effie was born on August 2, 1949 to Stereos (Steven) and Lina Murtzopulos in Heidelberg, Germany. She passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on June 5, 2017. Effie will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Petronella (Nellie) Schille (Nijman) March 7, 1926 - June 4, 2017 After a 91-year life as a loved and cherished daughter, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, Nellie passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 4, 2017. Nellie was born to Mathias and Anna Maria (Strobbe) Nijman in North Battleford, SK where she lived most of her life. Nellie met, and married, the love of her life, Edward Schille in the same town, where they raised four children: Edward, Roxanne, Jim, and Lexine. A devoted mother and wife, Nellie made sure Ed and the kids were always fed, clothed, and most importantly, loved. During this time, Nellie worked as a nurse at Notre Dame Hospital, and then as the Director of Nursing at the North Battleford Indian Hospital. She was a well-respected healthcare provider, making a tangible difference to those she cared for, and to the community she lived in. Nellie was blessed with 9 grandchildren, who were truly a focal point in her life and 17 great grand children. Nellie loved to have her children and grandchildren visit, the house packed with family. It was always a case of "the more the merrier", especially at Christmas. Whenever the grandchildren were around, Nellie always had special treats ready to give away. It became so common for her to have such an unending supply of loonies and candies in her purse that all of her grandchildren referred to it as the "magic purse". Nellie's passion was truly for her grandchildren. Nellie will always be remembered for her unending love of family and friends. Cherished Memories of Martensville in charge of arrangements. A private celebration of Nellie's life will be held later this summer.
Stan was born in Canora, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Elsie Biletski on October 14, 1945. He passed away on June 1, 2017 and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Flora Mathias May 25, 1921. - May 23, 2017. Flora died peacefully May 23, 2017 in Saskatoon. Flora was born on May 25, 1921 on the Weinmeyer farm near Luseland, Saskatchewan. She was the loving faithful wife of 59 years to her husband William (Bill) Mathias who preceded her in death. Flora was the mother of 11 children - Richard, Betty, Dwight (deceased), Joanne, Bernard, Connie, Michael, Robert (deceased), Guy, Perry, and Pamela. A mass was held at 11:00 AM on Friday May 26 at Saint Anne's church - Saint Anne's Parish, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon.
Helen Crookes was born October 9, 1945 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and passed away May 14, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Helen will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.
SIGFUSSON, Sharon Ann (nee Luft) Sharon Ann (Luft) Sigfusson, 57 of Martensville, SK, passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with a rare cancer (LMS) with her family by her side in Saskatoon, SK on May 12, 2017. Sharon was born on July 2, 1959 in Medicine Hat, AB and grew up in Nipawin, SK. In August 1981, she married her soulmate, Larry Sigfusson in Nipawin. They lived in Tisdale and then moved to Saskatoon and finally Martensville in 1993, where they raised their family. Sharon worked at MDS Laboratories then Royal University Hospital as a Tech 2 Medical Laboratory Technologist until being diagnosed with her cancer in December 2013. Her greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her family and friends, especially her two sons. Sharon was also an avid gardener and enjoyed travels with Larry and their close friends. She had a wonderful caring personality and a great sense of humour. She is survived by her husband Larry, her sons Kyle and Scott, her sister Karen and partner Jan, and 3 dogs Storm, Aurora and Nikita. Her beautiful smile and personality will be missed by her relatives and many friends. A special thank you goes to the staff at the Saskatoon Cancer Center, the 6100 ward at RUH and the Palliative Care unit at St. Pauls. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the LMS research fund where all donations go to research and treatment of this rare cancer. lmsdr.org/sharon-sigfusson- tribute-fund/ or to the Canadian Cancer Society and request it go to Sarcoma research.
We are sad to announce the passing of our Mom and Grandma, Mary Feschuk. She passed away at the Luther Special Care Home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with her daughters by her side. She is lovingly remembered by her children and grandchildren – Sharon Feschuk (Peter), Sandra Klashinsky (Rod), Ron Feschuk (Janice) and children Jaxon and Krista, Russ (Leslie) and daughter Sarah. Also by special nieces Annette, Gayle and Barb. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years William Feschuk, her parents Harry and Dorothy Sacharuk, her parents-in-law Joe and Annie Feschuk, her sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth and Larry Smith, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary and Peter Jaspar. Mom was born at the Red Cross Hospital in Paddockwood, Saskatchewan, and grew up on the farm near Paddockwood. She loved school and went on to Teachers College in Saskatoon. Mom taught for several years before settling down to farm life at Meath Park with William. Together they worked on a mixed farm and raised four children. Mom worked hard on the farm as she raised chickens and turkeys, milked cows, and helped with cattle and seeding and harvest. She sold eggs, milk and cream in the days when cream cans went to the railway station. In later years she sold strawberries, tomatoes and other vegetables at the Farmer's Market in P.A. Mom had a huge garden from which she filled the storage room and freezer. She won many ribbons at the P.A. Exhibition for her baking, vegetables, flowers and spectacular houseplants. Mom volunteered on countless committees and participated in many community events. In spite of the demands of farm life she enjoyed a variety of activities including softball and curling. She was a skilled seamstress and took classes in tailoring. She taught 4-H baking projects. Mom was an excellent cook and baker, always trying new recipes. She enjoyed preparing huge holiday meals (with perogies and cabbage rolls, of course) and special birthday cakes, especially tall chiffon cakes. She also popped thousands of bags of popcorn! Together with Dad, Mom travelled many miles to watch her children in curling, football and other events. She also cherished any time she could spend with her grandchildren Mom curled well into her seventies and was an avid fan of the sport on TV. It rivaled only watching the Riders play! Coffee row and the Seniors' Club were an important part of her life, keeping in touch with life long friends and the community. She dropped a few pennies at the Casino too! At Mom's request there will be no funeral, however, we will celebrate her life at a later date.
With sadness we announce the passing of Louis Senga on April 18, 2017 at Pineview Terrace Nursing Home in Prince Albert. For the past 12 years dementia/Alzheimer’s has slowly taken Louis away from us. Now he is at peace. Louis was born to John and Mary (Romanchuk) Senga on July 4, 1934 the 4th of 6 children on the farm by Meath Park. Louis worked as a mechanic, farmer, maintenance person and best remembered for his years of driving school bus. Louis was always there to help family and friends. Louis was predeceased by our parents John & Mary, sister Kay, sister-in-law Hilda and nephew Raymond and very special companion Gwen Jones. Louis is survived by his brothers Peter, Charlie, Frank (Louise McWhirter) and Larry (Brenda). Also 7 nieces & nephews & 9 great nieces & nephews. He is also remembered by Gwen’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, who he loved dearly. A special thank you to our cousin Anne for her caring of Louis in the initial stages of his dementia as well as Herb Bassett Home and Pineview Terrace for the excellent care he got in the last 7 years. A family service will be held April 29th with internment at Janow Corners Roman Catholic cemetery.
April 6, 1964 – April 10, 2017 Brian Kenneth Hiebert, son of Abe and Edna Hiebert of Warman, passed away April 10, 2017 in Saskatoon. A private family celebration of Brian's life will take place at a later date.
After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with regret that we announce the death of Les Kun on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the Royal University Hospital at the age of 67 years old. Remaining to cherish Les’s memory are his beloved wife of 39 years Brenda; daughter Michelle LaFayette, grandson Dolan and granddaughter Alyssa; son Ryan Kun and his wife Kerri and granddaughter Alexis. He is also survived by his sister Elsie Pierangeli (Bill), brother Dennis Kun, and brother Ken Kun (Alice); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and brother and sister in laws. Les is predeceased by his parents, Gabrielle and Michael Kun. A celebration will held on Saturday, May 13 at the Martensville Curling Rink, 555 Main Street, Martensville. Come and go anytime from 1:00-4:00 P.M. to share stories and enjoy a light lunch. A special thank you to all Les and Brenda’s friends and family for all their ongoing support and love. Les was also very thankful for the care that he received at the Cancer Centre and RUH. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Melanoma Network of Canada 482 South Service Rd E. Unit #110 Oakville, Ontario L6J 2X6
Family and friends celebrate a life well lived and the quick and peaceful death of Beth Hamilton. Born to parents Urban and Margaret, Beth was one of five children including Ray (Muriel), Elwin (Anne), Joyce (Eddie), and Ross. Beth married Gordon Hamilton and had six children, Valerie (Chuck), Shelda (George), Connie (Randy), Margaret (Bob), Clint (Barb), and Dallas (Grant). Beth leaves behind ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; every one of them were her pride and joy. She also leaves behind nine wonderful nieces and nephews. Beth lived with great enthusiasm, a willing student, teacher, wife, mother, and volunteer. She had great friends and was fiercely loyal to friends and family. At her request, in lieu of a funeral service, please donate to her beloved Western Developments Museum. Thank you to every person who touched her life.
It is with deepest sadness that the family of Erin Lyn Brown announce her passing after a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Erin was born on December 19, 1974 in Saskatoon. During her school years, Erin was very athletic; a Goldfin swimmer, played fastball & basketball, enjoyed skiing; took organ & dance lessons; loved travel and family time spent at the cabin at Besnard Lake. Erin attended the U of S College of Education majoring in Home Economics. She was struck with MS when she was 20 yrs old, was unable to complete her Education Degree, and became a resident of Sherbrooke Community Centre in 1998. Sherbrooke provided great years for Erin, and the staff & residents became Erin’s “extended family”. Erin was always smiling and her Dad would say,”Hi Jake”. Her reply was “Hello Father”, and Erin spread sunshine all through Sherbrooke. Thank you to all our friends at Sherbrooke. It has been a wonderful journey and you have been a major part of that! Erin is predeceased by her mother, Marilyn Brown. She is survived by; Peg & Wilfred, Sandra (Allan) Jackson; Mel & Betty, Daryl (Annie), Sandra (Terry) Ferster; Sharon & Terry, Bryne (Stan), Kylie (Pam) Kvinlaug; Auntie Ruth Vodden; Donna, Penny, Shellina (Brad), Bradley (Suhani) Krahn and her father, Ross. The celebration of life will be held at Sherbrooke Community Centre in the Tawaw Centre on April 18, 2017 @ 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sherbrooke Community Centre, 401 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon SK S7H 2E7 “Jake, I will miss you terribly”… Father.
George Stanley Deyo Nov. 8,1942 - April 8, 2017 George Stanley Deyo of Warman, Saskatchewan, aged 74, passed away surrounded by his family April 8th, 2017 at Royal University Hospital Saskatoon. Stan was born to Harold and Bessie Deyo in Nov 1942 and grew up in Moose Jaw, Sask. He married the love of his life Carrol Deyo (nee Larden) in May 1964. Stan is survived by wife Carrol, son Daniel Deyo, daughter Beverley (Alvin) Jamieson, daughter Nicole Deyo, grandchildren Jessica Deyo, Katherine and Brandon Jamieson. Predeceased by parents Harold and Bessie, sister Marjorie. Memorial services will be held April 29, 1pm at Moose Jaw Church of Christ, lunch to follow at Crescent Park Event Centre. Interment will follow at the family plot at Sunset Cemetery, Moose Jaw.
With great sadness the family of Gerald announces his passing on April 6, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 24, 1935 to Gladys and Elmer Shields. For over 30 years he resided in Asquith on his farm. He originally raised quarter horses and later years cattle. Gerry was a kind, witty man always willing to help neighbours and friends. Left to mourn his passing are his partner Myrtle, his sister Vivian (Jack) Meier and his two brothers, Dwain (Marion) and Dwight (Arlene), his sister-in-law Helen Shields and numerous nieces and nephews. Gerry was predeceased by his Parents and his brother Morley in 2015. At Gerald’s request, there will be no service. The family would like to thank the people for all the calls and visits to Gerry during his illness.
Gerald was born in Calgary Alberta to Gerald Sr. and Jean Phillips on February 28, 1951. He passed away on April 4, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Gerald will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Helen is survived by her son Gary (Mildred); six grandchildren, Randell (Phillip Danderfer), Kevin (Lori), Roanne (Sean Lacey), Russell (Frankie), Jackie (Brent Zagoruy), Mike (Lindsay); and eight great grandchildren, Allison, Amanda, Adam, Rachel, Kaitlyn, Cole, Rowena, Kolby, Braxton, Dayne, Abby, and Kya and many nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her father, Mace McIntosh; her mother, Margaret (Thaddeus) McIntosh; 14 brothers and sisters; her husband, Lawrence Affleck; and her daughter Faye Shommer.
Shobhana Ashvin Kumar Thakore was born in Bahasa Osmanabad, India, July 31, 1955 and passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on April 1, 2017. She will be deeply missed by her husband, family, and friends.
Darlene E Beaumont (nee Purdy) May 18, 1939 - March 30, 2017. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Darlene. She fought a courageous five year battle with cancer, constantly amazing everyone including her physicians. She lost her battle at the age of 77 surrounded by friends and family. Born in Wadena, SK to Ted and Carrie Purdy. She moved to Saskatoon where she met and married Merle in 1957. They cared for two foster children before starting their own family. They had three children, Pat (Kevin Vandale), Brad, and Terri (Jim Ayotte). She was predeceased by her parents (Ted and Carrie Purdy), her siblings Gloria, Butch, Carmen and Lorraine. She is survived by her husband Merle and two sisters Lynn Dehmke (Ed) and Carol Crockett. Her beautiful life will always be remembered in the lives of her husband, three children, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. Those who knew Darlene knew the door was always open, the coffee was on, and the conversation and laughter was abundant. At Darlene's request there will be no formal service. A private celebration will be held at a later date.
Mom passed away on March 27, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. She is survived by her three children, daughter, Niki (Darren) and their children, Thea and Liam; son, Lindsay (Holly); and son, Tim (Barb) and their children, Dan (Lisa, children Kirsten, Jacob and Katy) and Mandy (daughter Zoe). Gerry is also survived by her brother, Jack. Mom was predeceased by her parents, John and Florence. Mom will be missed by family, all of the people she met and worked with over the years as a hairdresser, and her neighbourhood friends. As per Mom’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Mary Kraus passed away quietly and peacefully on Saturday evening March 25, 2017 at her place of residence for the last 5 years, the Cudworth Nursing Home. She was born at home and went to Dubois Lake School. Left to mourn her passing are her sons; Sheldon (Beth) and Jerome (Laurie); grandchildren Blair, Aaron, Bradley, Brenda, and Derek; great grandchildren Eliza, Katie, Christopher, Sidney, Nicholas, and Rebecca; brothers Danny, Allen; sisters Vicki, Helen, Jean (Willie), Joan, Elsie (Steve), Rose (Lawrence), and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Henry, son Dennis, her parents Peter and Dora Kustaski; brothers John, Bill, Mike, Peter, George, David; sisters Lily, Anne, Elizabeth. Mary was a devoted homemaker and loved to cook the family’s special and favourite dishes. She was so proud of her garden and made sure there was lots of fresh and frozen veggies to share with the family. The family wish to thank the staff of the Cudworth Nursing Home plus the doctors for their special caring, kindness and compassionate care. At her request, there will be no funeral service. A Memorial will be held when all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren can be present. Donations in memory of Mary may be directed to Cudworth Nursing Home, Box 190, Cudworth, SK., S0K 1B0.
Doris Gutzer was born January 7, 1954 in Biggar, Saskatchewan and passed away March 18, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Doris will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.
Leesa Nicole Gradkowski, 26, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on March 9, 2017 in Saskatoon, SK. Leesa was born in London, Ontario on August 16, 1990 and was always a joy to be around. Her mischievous grin and her antics as a kid always put a smile on everyone's face. She moved with her family to Saskatoon in 2014. Leesa was happiest playing with her nephew and niece and spending time with her family playing games and watching movies. Leesa had many dreams in life, one being to become a paramedic, but this was cut short due to her illness. However, she was a fighter right to the end. Leesa will be dearly missed by her mom and dad, Kellee and Andy Gradkowski; her sister and brother-in-law, Ashlee and Nathan Bridge; an adoring nephew and niece, Cohen and Ayden; as well as dear friend, Kristian Stobbs. She was also loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in London, Ontario. Cremation has taken place in Saskatoon. There will be no formal memorial service at this time, but a private family gathering may take place at a future date. Special thanks to all the ICU nurses, doctors, paramedics, and other professionals who lovingly cared for Leesa.
Julia was born in the District of Lestock, Saskatchewan on February 1, 1932. She passed away on March 8, 2017 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Clifford Joseph Engele Clifford Engele, of Saskatoon, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2017 with family by his side. Clifford is lovingly survived by his wife Marcy; in-laws Randy and Sharon Montour; Rodney and Deb Montour; Rosemary and Herve Brassard; Louella Montour and Robert; sisters Gail and Ron Bauer; Dianne and Larry Felix; Ginger Unger; Brenda Miller; brother Craig Engele; numerous nieces and nephews. Clifford was a very conscientious and dedicated worker all of his life. Friends were extremely important to Cliff. At Clifford's request there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Clifford may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
With family by her side, Peggy Daisy Van Ham passed away February 27, 2017 at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon. Peggy is survived by her husband, Henry; two sons, Edward (Joan), Robert (Deborah); one daughter, Cheryl (Ross); one sister, Gail; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Peggy was predeceased by son, Douglas; daughter-in- law, Colleen and three brothers. Inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Audrey Anne Maria (Tate) Enns was born in Rosthern, Saskatchewan on December 6, 1948. Died in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 27, 2017. Predeceased by parents Stewart and Sarah (Penner) Tate, brothers Erdman and Victor Tate, brother-in-law Jack Reid, nephew Jamie Finlay, niece Joanne as well as many aunts and uncles. Survived by her loving daughter Nadine Enns and precious grandsons Christopher and Mathew Enns. Also survived by siblings Ward (Diane) Tate, Verna Reid, Jim (Marilee) Tate, nephews Kris Finlay, Tim Tate, Devin Tate, nieces Denise Tate, Sandra Reid, Karen Reid, Jacqueline Reid, Jody Taras, Leila Orde and numerous great nephews and nieces. Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017 in the Lakeview Church, (Hwy 16 and Boychuk), Saskatoon.
Jacob was born in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan on May 25, 1933. He passed away on February 25, 2017 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Barbara was born in Kleinhausel, Ukraine on February 22, 1922. She passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 22, 1922 and will be lovingly missed by her family and friends.
Elizabeth was born in Groman Creek, British Columbia on April 24, 1930 to Imre and Lenke Toth. She passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 25, 2017. She will deeply missed by her family and friends.
Ellen Mary Louise (Masse) Erickson, 73, of Saskatoon, SK, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on February 25, 2017. A mass will be held Friday, March 3rd 10:30am at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Ellen was born April 15, 1943 and raised in Vancouver. She moved to Saskatoon in 1981 and fell in love with the prairies. Ellen had a lengthy academic career. Her achievements included a Bachelor of Arts and an Honours Physiology from UBC. She earned her Masters of Health Sciences at UofT and studied further at UofA in Public Administration Studies. She worked as a teacher, in biochemistry labs and in Public Health in Saskatchewan and Alberta. She retired early and spent over 20 years volunteering with health initiatives and refugees. She served on the Red Cross Board and the Sponsorship Agreement Holders Council affecting national policy. She sponsored refugees through her church and helped to set up the Office of Migration for the Saskatoon Roman Catholic Diocese. Ellen was preceded in death by her brother John and his son James. She is survived by her 3 children Lee-Anne (Jeff); Chris (Lana) Dasha; Colleen (Paul) Max. Her younger siblings Bill (Kathy) Melissa, Winston, Sean; sister in law Charlene, Johnny, Mary Ann, Michael, Margaret Ann, Patrick, Matthew; Margaret (Jim) Aaron, Daniel; Paul; Joan (Lloyd) Rebecca, Simon, Emma. She will be missed by her cousin Maureen (Gene) and many, many more.
Raysa Lynn was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia on January 20, 1979 to John and Lynn. She passed away on February 25, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Thomas Edward was born on August 21, 1963 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta to Norman Edward and Endi Laurella. He passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 24, 2017. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
Gisela Wilehelma was born on December 13, 1936 to Heinrich and Gerda Rolfing in Hude, Germany. She passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 17, 2017. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Audrey Elizabeth was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 24, 1923 to Basil Howard and Mary Elizabeth Shaw. She passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 14, 2017. Audrey will be lovingly missed by her family and friends.
Mike was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Mike and Catherine Regush on August 15, 1937. He passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 8, 2017. He will be lovingly missed by his family and friends.
Leo was born in Ponteix, Saskatchewan to Theodore and Rwanda Bertrand on September 25, 1950. He passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 5, 2017. He will be lovingly missed by his family and friends.
Robert Louis Anthony Naphin (Bob) passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the age of 76. Bob was born and raised in Yorkton, SK. He was the second of four children. He attended Victoria School and Yorkton Collegiate. Bob obtained his Advanced Certificate in Science and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. His teaching career spanned almost four decades, 25 of which he spent at SIAST in Saskatoon. Teaching was not just a job for him, but a vocation. He was skilled at delivering information and even better at connecting with his students. Upon retiring from SIAST in 2001, he enjoyed a decade in Regina – twice coming out of retirement to teach in diverse locations across the province. Bob married Carroll (Sawka) in 1971. They raised two children in Saskatoon. Bob was an outstanding father who juggled many roles including care provider, coach, storyteller, and chauffeur. Most people who knew Bob will fondly remember his silly sense of humour. He could make people smile in almost any situation. He was known for his ability to make people feel special, often with a unique nickname. As he was good-hearted and fun-loving, he touched the lives of many people. Bob enjoyed gardening, fishing, baseball, coin collecting, bowling, and cooking. Memorable summer vacations were spent in Clear Lake, MB. He also had a sweet tooth that was second to none, enjoying dessert in any form. One of Bob’s proudest moments was becoming a grandfather. His grandchildren were very special to him and he took pride in sharing news of their accomplishments with anyone who would listen. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Patrick Naphin and Gladys Naphin (Tedeschi), his in-laws, John and Marie Sawka (Chalupiak), and his niece, Angela Lindberg (Korchinski). Left to mourn his loss are his wife, Carroll, his daughter, Jill (Brad) Zdunich, his son, Joseph (Deanna) Naphin, along with his grandchildren, Logan and Janae Zdunich and Jude Naphin, as well as Drew Tillson and Eden Roberts. Also mourning his loss are his siblings, Patrick Naphin, Dennis Naphin, and Mary-Anne Naphin, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. The family would like express our sincere gratitude the staff of St. Ann’s Home, who provided excellent and attentive care to Bob for almost two years. We would also like to acknowledge the staff of RUH Emergency and Unit 6200 for helping to make him as comfortable as possible during his last days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Prayers for Bob will be at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017. Funeral mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017. Both Services will be held at Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon. A private interment will be held later at the Columbarium at St. John’s Cathedral in Saskatoon.
In loving memory of Dorothy Grace Sykes born November 13, 1929 passed peacefully January 24, 2017. Survived by her husband of 62 years Donald Bradley Sykes, Joyce Piggott (sister), Ed Dodge (brother) and children Donna Brock, Pattie Sonier and Bradley Sykes along with many grandchildren and great-grandchild. Celebration of life to follow.
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Rae Donald Frederick was born in Bethune Sask. Dec. 29, 1933 and passed away peacefully at St. Paul’s hosp Jan 23, 2017 with his family by his side. Dad is lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Doreen (nee Hollinger) and his four children Blaine and Beatrice Frederick (Tanner/Jennifer, Vanessa/Khen, Alanna/Patrick), Tami and Rick Fehr (Stephanie/Rob, Brody/Talia, Cassie/Matt, Ally) Shannon and Ron Hope (Ashley/Kris, Ailish/Brandon, Jessica/Neil,Alicia/Scott, Mitch/Stephanie, Lance/Jenna) Darren and Jinny Frederick (Leah, Carter) as well as numerous great grandchildren. He is also survived by in laws Carl (Elsie) Hollinger, Doreen Hollinger, Ernie (Marie) Hollinger, Elroy (Connie) Hollinger, Elaine Lozier and many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Thea Frederick as well as his siblings Merle (Maureen) Frederick, Amy Hastie and Alan (Ethel) Frederick. In laws Elizabeth (Jake) Ulmer, John (Evelyn) Hollinger, Katherine (Edward) Schutz, Albert (Irene) Hollinger, Eleanor(Ernest) Keller, Jacob Hollinger, Clara Cyca and Yvonne Hudson and numerous nieces and nephews. Dad was the youngest of 4 children and was raised in Bethune, Sask. until the age of 12. Those days had happy memories for him riding his pony “Jip” through the valleys doing his job of “bringing the cows home for the night”. He lost his father to illness when he was only 10 years old and a few years later, he moved with his mother to Regina and helped her run a boarding house. Dad met Mom in 1953 while they were both working in Regina and were married September 6, 1955. They were blessed with four children and Dad was a wonderful husband and caring father. He was a true “gentle”man. Dad had a knack for fixing things and was especially good with electronics. He obtained his electronic technician certificate in 1955 and worked at various companies until he opened his own “Rae’s Radio and TV Service” in Melville. In 1968 ,he closed his business for the opportunity to work for the large Philips company in Regina. In 1976 he became a branch manager for Philips in Saskatoon where he managed the branch eventually buying it and renaming his business “Double Diamond Electronics”. Dad retired fully in 1999 and enjoyed many years puttering in his beloved garage. He loved watching TV, especially curling and the Blue Jays, meticulously keeping a stats book. He will be forever remembered for his infectious laughter watching the Abbot and Costello “who’s on first” no matter how many times he watched it. He developed failing health in 2013 and life was quite a struggle for him for the last year of his life. We will miss him dearly but are thankful his struggle is over. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful and compassionate care that Dr. Robert Card and Dr. Derek Pearson and Denise gave him during the last years of his life. A come and go celebration of Rae’s life will be held Sunday January 29th 2017, 12 – 3 p.m. in the Richmond Room at Luther Heights. 1802 Alexandra Ave. Saskatoon Sask. A lunch will be available.
David was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to Edwin and Alma McLachlan on March 2, 1948. He passed away on January 23, 2017 and will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Sharon and family.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, but also joy that she is now in her heavenly home for which she was longing. Ardis was born near Armena, AB. 91 years ago to Arnt and Ida Moe. She enjoyed helping her Dad outside while her sister helped her Mom inside. Horse and buggy took them to the country school in summer, while they took the sleigh and cutter in winter. After High School this gregarious and fun loving girl took a business course to prepare her for working in the bank in Camrose, AB. A year later, however, wanderlust took her to Saskatoon (the end of the earth according to her mother) where she met Floyd Melsness, the love of her life. They married and farmed 15 years in the Preeceville district before moving with their 4 children to Wynyard to work with Farm Credit Corporation. 30 years later they retired to Sasktoon. Relationships have been an important part of Mom’s life both here and in Arizona where she and Dad wintered for many years. She treasured time with her grand and great grand children. Mom’s place stood for lemon pie, lefse, scrabble, card games, books, stitching crafts and visiting. Ardis was predeceased by her brother Earl, her parents Arnt and Ida Moe, and her husband, Floyd. Left to mourn her passing are her sisters Rita Larson, Lois (Wilf) Aspenes, and Darlene (Al) Anderson, her children Corinne (Neil) Shantz, Bonnie (Darcy) Thompson, Brian (Barb) Melsness, Mark (Donna) Melsness and her 31 grand and great grand children. Thank you to the staff at RUH for their wonderful care these last 11 days of her life. A memorial service to celebrate Ardis’ life will be held Thursday, January 26 at 11am at Zion Lutheran Church, 323 – 4th Ave. S. There will be a public viewing Wednesday at 7:30pm also at Zion Lutheran Church for those who want to come. Donations may be made to Canadian Lutheran World Relief.
Shirley Hnatiuk (Solinger) of Saskatoon, SK., passed away peacefully January 19, 2017 at St. Paul’s hospital. Shirley was born in Star City, SK., July 21, 1935. Shirley is survived by her daughter Pamela (Jonathan) Byrne; her beloved granddaughter Dawn (Harrison) Grosco; son Richard; brother Lyle Solinger; and her very special friend Alex Balan, who gave her many years of love and happiness. Shirley was predeceased by her son Ronald; her mother Hazel; and father George; and the father of her children Paul Hnatiuk. Shirley also did volunteer work for many years with special needs children. She was a member of the Army and Navy ladies auxillary. Shirley’s greatest joy was spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed and honored by her family and friends. Thank you as well to the staff at St. Paul’s Hospital.
Fred was born on March 10, 1955 in Outlook, Saskatchewan. He passed away at the age of 61 years on January 16, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.Fred is survived by: his wife, Frances; Daughter, Andrea(Chad) Cox; Sons, Richard and Michael; Sister, Edie(Richard) Buckley; Brothers, Bill(Bev) Thompson and Ken(Glenda) Thompson; 6 Grandchildren, Jordan, Joshlyn, Lily, Cody, Cash, and Seth; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his dad, George in 2005 and his mother, Margie in 2013. Cremation has taken place and internment will take place at a later date.
Mildred was predeceased by her parents, siblings, her husband Enos, son-in-law Philip Wensley, and daughter Marilyn Harder. She is survived by her son-in-law Peter Harder (Olga); daughters Enid Van Weber (Lucas), Ellen Wilson (Bob); grandchildren Mark Harder (Melody), Kelly Van Weber (Diane), Colin Wilson (Loni Williams), Naomi Girling (Shawn); great-grandchildren Samantha, Madison, and Levi VanWeber, Eric Williams, Everly and Sage Girling.
Cathalene J. Hachey (Mason), 73, left for the place in Heaven that was prepared for her as she passed peacefully in her sleep January 12, 2017 in Saskatoon. A funeral service celebrating Cathy's life will be held at Cherished Memories Chapel Room on Sunday, January 22 with Pastor Harold Rust officiating. Reception starts at 5:30pm with service starting at 6:30pm. Her family wishes to thank all who cared for Cathy and invite everyone who was touched by her life to this service. Cathy was very memorable - well known for her bright smile, her laughter that could light a room, and her ability to bring joy to others. For the past 10 years she lived at Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre and, prior to that, lived for 20 years in a private care home near Market Mall where many would remember meeting Cathy from Kelly's Cafe, Rock of Ages church, and walks in the neighbourhood. In memory of Cathy, donations may be made to the SK division of the Canadian Mental Health Association at sk.cmha.ca/get-involved/donate/ or (306) 525-5601.
Ernest Alexander Joseph Boucher passed away peacefully on January 10th, 2017 at Saskatoon City Hospital. Ernest was born July 25, 1937 in Regina to parents Margaret (Bennett) Boucher and Ernest Marcel Boucher. He was raised on a farm in the RM of McCraney and attended school in Davidson. As a young man, Ernest worked at the South Saskatchewan River Project followed by operating the Esso Service Station in Elbow. He returned to the family farm where he spent many years growing crops and raising cattle. After leaving the farm, he was employed at Combine World and Lost River Bison. He was an avid Blue Jays fan but a bigger fan of his grandchildren taking a keen interest their pursuits. Left to cherish their memories: son Darwyn Boucher of Regina and grandchildren Lyndon (Chelsey) and Mitchell of Bethune; daughter Stacey (David) Virgin of Regina and grandchildren Giles and Cassandra of Regina; daughter Stephanie Stokes of Okotoks and grandchildren Elsa and Tucker of Okotoks. He also leaves to mourn, his life long friends Wayne and Hazel Ostrander, as well as many other dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Margaret Boucher; daughter-in law Elizabeth (Betty Jane) Boucher. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nursing and therapy staff at RUH and City hospital for exceptional and compassionate care. As per Dad’s request there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to STARS air ambulance.
We are saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Melvin Opseth at the Warman Special Care Home on January 5, 2017. Left to mourn her passing are her three children: Bayne (Jeannine); their children Elyse, Myles and Dylan of Melfort; Lyle (Heather) and their children Eric and Ethan of Calgary; and Laurel (Tom) Mitchell and their daughter Emma of Saskatoon. Mel was predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret Ann on June 2, 2015. The family wishes to thank the kind care shown to her by the doctors and staff at Warman Special Care Home. The family expresses special thanks to Dr. Yelland for his care and compassion. Funeral arrangements are pending. As per Mel's wishes, donations to either the Canadian Wildlife Federation or the Lung Association of Saskatchewan in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.
Kelvin Myles Schultz was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on December 1, 1958 to Jack and Roseanne. He passed away in Saskatoon on January 4, 2017 and will be greatly missed by his daughter, family and friends.
Geraldine was born in Lebret, Saskatchewan on April 3, 1935 to John Victor and Julia Marie. She passed away on December 30, 2016 in Saskatoon and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
It is with deepest sorrow, that we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle, Phyllip N.W. Virtue on December 23 at St. Paul’s Hospital. Left to cherish their memories are wife Mary, daughters Tanya and Kiersten (Glenn), and Grandson Nathan, who was the light of his life. He also leaves his brother Ron (Betty) and family, sisters Sheila (Ron) and family and Debby (David) and family. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, as well as his in-laws. Phil was born on July 3, 1949, at St. Paul’s Hospital, to Frank and Winnifred Virtue. He grew up in Saskatoon, and in his youth sang with the Saskatoon Boys Choir, and continued to enjoy singing and playing his guitar through out his life. He met Mary in April of 1981, and made her his wife and partner on December 10, 1986, and was welcomed into her extended family. He loved his two daughters and would have done anything for them and they for him. Phil and Mary made their home in Allan, where he worked for the PCS Allan division until his retirement in 2014. A long-time friend of Bill W. and Doctor Bob he received the gift of many brothers and sisters from “other mothers”. His was a familiar face in the Fellowship where he dedicated 35 years to helping others. You may no longer be with us, in body, but we know your spirit will live on. Rest in Peace. As per Phil’s wishes, there will be no funeral, but there will be a Celebration of his Life on August 4 .We will place a notice in the paper closer to this date with the time and place. The family would like to thank all who contributed to his health care in the last 2 years. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Saskatoon SPCA. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 in Allan, SK at the Elks Hall on Main Street from 2:00pm ~ 4:00pm.
Arno was born in Lubeck, Germany on November 10, 1950 to Hans and Ilse. He passed away on December 18, 2016 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He will be deeply missed by his friends and family.
Joseph was born on a farm close to Willow, Saskatchewan on September 2, 1940 to Joseph and Henrietta. He passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on December 17, 2016 and will be lovingly missed by his family and friends.
Eileen Elanor Elizabeth was born in Dinsmore, Saskatchewan to Peter and Mary. She passed away in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on December 14, 2016 and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Phyllis (Landrie)Tichit, 98 of Saskatoon, SK, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 13 2016. A funeral Mass will be held at St Annes Roman Catholic Church Watrous Sk at 10 am on Saturday December 17, 2016 lunch at the Simpson Centennial Hall following internment in Simpson Cemetery. Phyllis was born in 1918 in Big Horne Montana, moved to Canada at age 5. Her family settled near Simpson. In 1939 she and Emilien Tichit were married at Manitou Beach in the Roman Catholic Church. They farmed together west of Simpson, and the legacy began; 6 children, 18 grand children, 31 great grandchildren, 14 great, great grandchildren, numerous nieces & nephews, and all their significant others. 2001 she wrote no eulogy at my funeral mass. To all my family and friends To each of you remember me in your own special way. I loved all of you as I loved life Love from your friend Phyllis She was preceded in death by her husband in 1986, her Mom, Dad and all nine of her siblings. Phyllis’s favorite charity’s was Telemiricle. Make a donation in March and think of her.
Rogers, Sheila Grace 72 Of Biggar, Sask., passed away December 12, 2016 at the Diamond Lodge in Biggar, Sask. Born in Haney, BC, she was daughter of the late Kathleen and John Wilesmith. Survived by sons, Joseph (Cheryl) Barnaby, Wesley Barnaby and Henry Dishman; and one daughter, Catherine; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and Celebration of Life to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diamond Lodge in Biggar, Sask. in her memory. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Muller and staff of the Diamond Lodge. Special Thanks to John Smith for his help/assistance in the care of our mother.
Passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Tom Low. She will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Interment and Celebration of her Life will be announced at a later date.
Mark England passed away at his home on December 6, 2016 at the age of 93. He was born and raised in Paddockwood, Saskatchewan. Mark leaves to mourn his wife of 72 years Terry/Joyce, son John(wife, Margaret, son Herb(wife, Wendy), daughter-in-law Linda, and was predeceased by his son David(2010). He is also survived by 5 grandsons Dustin, James, Kent, Kurt, and Kevin and 10 great-grandchildren. Mark was a WWII veteran where he served as an air force gunner. While serving overseas, he met his war-bride Terry and brought her back to Canada. He took great pride in his service and participated in Remembrance Day Services until 2016. He was a Saskatoon firefighter, retiring after 36 years as a Chief. He loved to buy and sell cars, enjoyed many winters in Arizona and his time at Emma and Christopher Lake. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Saskatoon Autism Society. There will be no funeral services at Mark's request. Interment planned in Woodlawn Cemetery - Field of Honour at a later date.
Predeceased by his mother, Dorreen Carter and his father, Clifford Andrews. Survived by children, Andrew, Shawn, Tracy, Ethan (Buddy), Miranda and Amber; Siblings, Dwayne, Andy, Jeff and Warren; Sisters, Kathy and Rachel; Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Alfred was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on March 2, 1942 to Fred and Elsie Androsoff. He passed away in Radisson, Saskatchewan on December 1, 2016. He will be lovingly missed by his family and friends.
The Loving Family of Ron Moskalyk wish to announce the unexpected passing of their loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather at R.U.H. December 3, 2016. As per his request, there will be no service.
Austyn Ryan Taylor Schenstead August 16, 1997 – November 30, 2016 Austyn Ryan Taylor Schenstead was born on August 16, 1997 in Saskatoon, SK. Due to a tragic accident, he left us way too soon on November 30, 2016. A celebration of Austyn's life will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at the Brian King Centre in Warman, SK. Austyn was a huge sports fan, his favorite teams were the Calgary Flames, Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Carolina Panthers, please feel free to wear any jersey in memory of him. (ie: Warman Wildcats) Austyn spent his early childhood years in Saskatoon. He played for the Saskatoon Redwings and attended Cardinal Leger School. He often told stories of his younger childhood memories, his friends, teachers and most special neighbours. In grade 6, Austyn started a new adventure, moving to Warman, SK. He wasn't happy to be leaving Saskatoon, but soon fell in love with the community of Warman. Austyn played the rest of his hockey years with the Warman Wildcats and graduated from Warman High School in 2015. Austyn started working at Jerry's on 51st at the age of 15 and enjoyed the 2 years he spent there. He worked at the Co-op in Warman, as well as a cook at Boston Pizza in Martensville. At the time of his passing, he worked for his family company, Carmont Construction. He was in the process of figuring out what he wanted to do and had plans to apply at the U of S. He talked about being a sports reporter or a physio therapist. Austyn loved anything to do with sports. You could ask him any question and he'd usually know the answer. He loved spending his time playing hockey, football, and golfing. Austyn had a kind, generous, big heart. He was often Captain or Assistant Captain on his teams. He won many awards over the years, MVP, most sportsmanlike…and more. He was a protector, mentor and motivator to many. He had a laugh and smile, you could never forget. His loving, caring character showed consideration and grace that enriched his family, friends, and community. He will be missed, but never forgotten. Austyn was predeceased by his great-grandpa and grandma Schenstead, his great- grandma Flo and his baby cousin Theresa. Left to cherish his memory are his mommy, Rebeccah and his Chad-Dad; his siblings that he loved with everything he had in him, Abby, Brayden, and Lachlan; his grandparents, Eric and Marlene Schenstead, along with Rod and Joy McFarland; Uncle Mike; Auntie Caila Schenstead and cousins, Bohdy and Cazda; Auntie Shannon McFarland and Aaron Buckingham; also Scott and Jan Schurr; Nana Tina and Papa Eric Gossling; his best buds, Craig Kosmynka, Ethan Landry, Riley Ryce, Bryanne Scribner and their families; as well as the many other family, friends and acquaintances whose lives he touched. Donations in memory of Austyn can be made to Saskatchewan Kidsport.
Mitchell was born on January 10, 1960 to Helgi and Myrna Helgason. He will be lovingly missed by all of his family and friends. Mitchell passed away November 26, 2016 at the Royal University Hospital.
Marcel will be lovingly missed by all of his family and friends. Marcel was born in Manitoba, and passed away November 22, 2016 in Saskatoon, SK.
Sharon Mae Wallentiny passed away at the age of 70 surrounded by family at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, Sk. Sharon retired from Public Works Canada 18 years ago. She is survived by her husband (Ted) Tivadar Bela Wallentiny, daughter Leslie Lockhart and her husband Troy, son Michael Wallentiny and his wife Janet, and two grandchildren Selena and Andrew Wallentiny. Private funeral at her own wish. Always loved, never forgotten.
Jillian will be lovingly missed by her; husband John Stewart of 58 years; son Daryll(Sandra); granddaughter, Natasha(Tyler) ; great-grandchildren, Kloey and Declan; grandson, Shannon(Courtney); great-granchildren children, Zachary and Lucas; son, Kevin; grandchildren, Shane, Anthony, and Sam; brothers in the U.K., Arthur(Ann), Tony(Ethne); Sisters, Anne(Charles), Linda, Michele(David), Elaine(Anthony “Tosh”), nieces and nephews, Rachel(Richard), Ryan(Nikky), Julie, Tracy, Kimberly, Jason, Christian, Rachel, Michael, Paul, and Toni(Dustin); great-nieces and great-nephews, Lucy, Samual, Sophia, Cara, Lily-Bell, Brooke, and Jax. A Celebration of Jillian’s Life will be held at the Cherished Memories Funeral Home Chapel in Martensville, SK., 591 Centennial Drive North, November 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Jesse will be lovingly missed by his parents, Darren and Kelly, and all of his family and friends. Jesse was born in Lloydminster, Alberta and passed away in the Macklin District on November 7, 2016.
Wayne Ahearn passed away at RUH in Saskatoon, SK on November 12, 2016 at the age of 66. Wayne loved his God, his family, hunting moose, fishing, telling "stories", fish fries at midnight. He was larger than life, spontaneous, always ready to make a deal. Even though he sometimes could drive you crazy, we always loved him. Wayne is unforgettable. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Velda Ahearn, his brother Dale, his father in-law Edward Bueckert, his brother in-law Ken Wendzina. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Joyce, his daughter Rhonda (James) Lester and their children, Kameron, Rayden, (Keisha and Jamiel); his son Clay (Janelle) and their daughter, Katrielle; his son Jeremy (José) and their children, Marshall, Austin and Hailey; siblings Delaine (Geoff) Hazlett, Joan (Hugh) Meyers, Lorna Park (Richard), Barry (Barb), Perry, Mathew; His in-laws: mother, Katharina Bueckert; siblings, Les (Melanie); Ruth Wilson, Gladys Vandenbrink, Daniel (Colleen), Verna (Paul) Chenard, Rose (Cam) Lauren, Geri (Scott) Ferner. His foster children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins, and many, many friends. If you wish to make a donation, please bring an Operation Christmas Child shoe box. Information on filling a box is available at Samaritan's Purse, 1-800-303-1269 or SamaritansPurse.ca
Nick was born on December 28, 1952 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Nick and Betty. He passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on November 5, 2016. Nick will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Margaret was born on March 30, 1920 in Big River, Saskatchewan to Edward and Maria Campbell. She is predeceased by her husband Robert Klyne. Margaret passed away in Warman, Saskatchewan. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
With heavy hearts and great saddness we announce the passing of Allen, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Allen is survived by his loving wife, Joan; daughters, Diane(Al) and Stephanie; sons, David(Connie) and Darryl(Peggy); 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. At Al’s request there will be no funeral and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
It is with heavy hearts and a profound sense of loss that we announce the passing of our son, brother, cousin, nephew and friend, Dylan Phillips. Dylan will always be remembered by his parents, Dale and Jan Phillips; his sister, Kendra Phillips, her fiancé, Matthew Elliott; his brother, Hazen Phillips, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Dylan was born and raised in Saskatoon and from a young age was active in many sports from hockey to snowboarding. His true passion was mountain biking and from a very early age, Dylan spent countless hours on a bike or working on his bikes. Dylan graduated in 2010 from Bishop James Mahoney high school; prior to and after graduation, Dylan was employed in the fencing industry and he excelled at this. Dylan had a huge heart and cared about those around him deeply. He had a love and passion for animals that resulted in many pets over the years, most notably his beloved dog, Rocko. Dylan loved to laugh and his laughter was contagious. He was extremely witty and could never stop himself from making a joke, whether appropriate or not. While Dylan was a comedian, he was also always there for his family and close friends in any way he could offer; a guardian and protector of those close to him. His family and friends will never forget the smile that would light up Dylan’s face and the sound of his laughter. Dylan will forever live on in the cherished memories of those around him. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the SPCA.
Ernest was born on January 4, 1936 to Arthur and Alice in Vanguard, Saskatchewan. He passed away in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on October 5, 2016. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Laura was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on November 23, 1951 to Christopher and Thora Paur. She passed away in Saskatoon and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Lisa's passion was cooking, no one ever left hungry. She loved working outdoors, tending to her flowers and garden. She will be forever missed. Lisa is survived by: John Makohoniuk and Callie (cat), Rose (Bill) Esch, Tony Grassl, Joe Grassl, Bob (Sandra) Grassl, Shirley (Alvin) Hetlinger, Wally (Brenda) Grassl, Numerous Nieces and Nephews. Lisa was pre deceased by: Parents, Anton and Annie Grassl. Sister Diana (Dale) Parker, Twin Sister Rita (George Bear).
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Mel “Melvis” McGhee. On September 23, 2016 Mel passed away at the Royal University hospital in the comfort and love of family. On September 2nd 1964, Lillian and Andrew McGhee gave birth to Mel in the small town of Empress, Alberta. Mel attended high school in Saskatoon at Walter Murry. After graduation Mel became an inspiration to the community as a professional wrestler who traveled all across North America participating in WCW, IWA, Can-Am, AWA, Renegade, HIW, POW and the NWA under the name “The Dream Warrior”. When he received a contract for the WWE, Mel decided to instead focus on his family where he raised three caring children Steven, Presleyanne and Keanu while attending university. Mel’s compassionate nature drew him to social work where he worked for over twenty years advocating for children. During his time is Saskatchewan Mel developed a connection with the Whitecap community and later became adopted into the Bear family where he received his name Mato Mani Wicasa (Walking Bear Man). Mel’s spirited personality and his strong, and reliable demeanor drew together the love and friendship of countless individuals. He is survived by his brothers and sisters Larry McGhee, Frank McGhee, Danny McGhee, Jessy McGhee, Cathy McGhee, Marvella McGhee and his children Steven McGhee, Presleyanne McGhee, Keanu McGhee, as well as long-time friend and business partner Barb Romanow, and beloved dog Memphis McGhee. He will be missed by many friends and relatives. The celebration of life will be at the German Club, 160 Cartwright Street East, Saskatoon on September 29th, 2016 at 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
It is with sadness the family announce the passing of Gerhard Walter Werner Jaeschke, age 84 years of Saskatoon, which occurred at St. Paul’s Hospital on September 22, 2016. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Carolina; son Vern (Nicole) and daughter Anita Jaeschke; grandchildren Jessica, Ainsley, and Akre; great-grandchild Axel; brother Walter; sister Elfrieda Schultze; and numerous relatives and friends. Gerhard Walter Werner Jaeschke was born on July 29, 1932 in Aslau, Germany. He left East Germany and came to Canada when he was 17 years old. Walter served in the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. At the age of 26, he met the love of his life and was married to Carolina Fiesel. Walter was a Journeyman Bricklayer for many years before being employed as an Engineer within the Regina Police Service. In 1977 Walter and Carolina moved to Saskatoon where Walter continued his employment as an Engineer with the Saskatoon Police Service until his retirement in 1997. He loved to travel, camp, fish and hunt. He was certainly a Jack Of All Trades! A Celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in the Royal Canadian Legion, 606 Spadina Crescent West. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital or to The Lung Association for COPD research.
Natalie was born to Carl and Mary on January 12, 1936 in Gronlid, Saskatchewan. She passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on September 22, 2016. Natalie will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Christopher Paul Fauchon on September 19. Born in Campbell River BC on July 31st 1978. Chris loved to be outdoors and was passionate about being on the water. He met his life partner, Lyndie Hess as a result of their mutual love of fishing. Chris's love of fishing was surpassed only by his love for Lyndie and two sons. Chris touched many hearts with his mischievous grin, ready laugh and soft heart. He leaves behind his life partner Lyndie Hess, two young sons - Khy and Niko, Mom and Dad (Joyce & Ken Fauchon), older sister (Sheila Kerluck) and family, in-laws (Don & Diane Hess, Laurie & Kris Mcwillie), and many extended family. He was predeceased by grandparents Ed and Mary Fauchon, and Bernice Wighton. Chris holds his own special place in our hearts, and has left us with many warm memories and loving times - We will miss you. A memorial service will be held In the Saskatoon area this coming winter.
It is with great sorrow that we, the family of Suzanne Balazsi(nee Susanna Fehr), announce her passing on September 17, 2016 at Royal University Hospital. Suzanne will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her husband of 49 years John P. Balazsi; 2 sons and 2 daughters as well as her grandchildren; Michael(Tammy),Gage, Cole; Lisa Varley(Tom),Spencer, Jackson; Suzanne Urban (Cory), Mackenzie, Alex, Chase; David. Mom was born on the family farm in rural Neuanlage to Abram C. and Elizabeth Fehr on November 20, 1947. Mom was such a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and godmother, she put other's needs before her own. Her grandchildren meant the world to her, so did her rose gardens. She spent as much time as she could in her gardens, whether tending to her plants or just enjoying the birds. Suzanne was predeased by her infant son David James, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Abram C. Fehr, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. Suzanne is survived by her husband John, 4 children and their spouses, 7 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 3 sisters and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Nagy, St.Paul's hospital emergency and ICU, RUH ICU and 1600, to all the doctors, nurses and staff for the amazing care of Mom. The funeral Mass for Suzanne will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 1:00pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Parish at 300 8th Ave. S. Martensville, Sk. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Suzanne's name to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.
Keith Bright, 64, of Saskatoon SK, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul's Hospital on Sept 16, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. A come and go Celebration of Life reception will be held for Keith at the Days Inn (2000 Idylwyld Dr. N, Saskatoon) on Tues, Sept. 20th, 2016 from 2-4 pm. Keith was born in N. Battleford, SK and moved to Saskatoon with his family in 1960. He married his wife Judy in 1976. The family moved several times, residing in Wilkie for several years, Swift Current, and finally settling in Prince Albert where they lived until moving to Saskatoon in 2011. Keith and his family were involved in breeding and showing dogs for many years. He was always happiest at a dog show and enjoyed visiting with his dog show family. He will be missed by family and friends as well as his dog Patron, his constant companion. Keith was preceded in death by his mother Mary, his father John, sisters Diane and Erma, and his brother Earl. Keith is survived by his wife Judy, daughters; Alison (Clint) of Saskatoon and Jennifer, of Eastern Passage, NS., five grandchildren; Austin, Jillian, Brooklyn, Rowan, and Alora, three sisters; Norma of Saskatoon, Bernice of Nanaimo, BC., and Marlene (Ed) of Calgary, AB, as well as some very special nieces and nephews. The family would like to say a very special thank you to the wonderful doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul's Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency or the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation.
Celia Joan Gumulcak was born in Saskatoon, SK to Louis and Mary Morpak. She passed away in Saskatoon on September 16, 2016. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Jamie passed away peacefully on Friday, September 16th, 2016 at St. Pauls Hospital in Saskatoon, SK. Jamie was born in Regina, SK to Alain (deceased) & Gail (Rose-Marie) Jezegou (Meyer) and was an inspirational older sister to Karen (Blain) and Allan. She attended elementary school & high school in Regina, and made many lasting friendships. Her favorite leisure activity was skiing, whether it be downhill or on the water. Upon graduating, Jamie began her 37 year career with SGI. Jamie held many progressive roles over those years. It was her ‘can do’ positive attitude together with her exceptional work ethic and strong interpersonal/relationship building skills that will long be remembered by the many co-workers and friends at SGI. After a few years, she transferred to the Saskatoon location. On July 20th, 1991, Jamie married Neil DeGirolamo and had two remarkable sons, Colton (Brittany) and Landon. Jamie was welcomed into the DeGirolamo family by his mother Maria (Gauthier) (husband Ernest DeGirolamo – deceased) and his brothers and sisters Marc (Jan), Marcia (Wayne), Lynn (Randy), Danny (Marie Mykytyshyn), and Dale. Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family will dearly miss her. Jamie, Neil, their family and friends thoroughly enjoyed many weekends and vacations on their recreational property where they enjoyed various activities such as quading, tree-planting, eating tin foil dinners, and evening campfires. Jamie enjoyed time in the kitchen cooking for family and time in her beautiful garden. Jamie was an exceptionally kind person who extended herself to others who were drawn into her warm and caring presence. She took great care to make and maintain a wealth of relationships with relatives, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. Her family would like to give a special thank you to doctors, nurses, and staff at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre and St. Pauls Hospital Palliative Care Unit. A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, September 22nd at St. Phillip Neri Parish (1902 Munroe Avenue South, Saskatoon), with interment to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jamie’s name to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Sandra was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Buel and Phyllis Vancoughnett on July 27, 1947. She passed away on September 14, 2016. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
We announce the passing of our loving Husband, Father, Gedo, and Brother Ivan James (Jim) Tulik. Jim passed away peacefully on the morning of September 13, 2016 after his battle with lung cancer. Jim was born on August 1, 1942 in Preeceville, SK. Jim’s love of mechanics, horses, and cattle was seen in all he did. He will be dearly missed by his wife Frances (Lozinski), daughter Shannon (Travis) Houff, son Shane (Wanda) Tulik, daughter Shelley (Mark) Powell, his 7 grandchildren Julia/Clara Houff, Raeane/Bo/Ty Tulik, Gracey/Jake Powell, his brothers Terry (Slava) and Dan (Irene) Tulik, as well as many family and friends. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday Sept. 17 at 2:30 pm at the OK Corral north of Warman, SK. (Range Rd 3053). Donations in Jim’s honor can be made to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of SK.
It is with deep sadness the family of Rayleen Jane Magee announces her passing at St. Paul’s Hospital on September 8, 2016 at the age of 53. She will be lovingly remembered by; her husband, Gord Magee; daughters, Amanda (Chris) Woodley, Tamara (Devon) Gamble, and Chelsea Braun; Sisters, Kathy (John) Noble, Laureen (Len) Sawatsky, twin brother, Shawn Denham (Derrick Sawicki – deceased); Parents, Lloyd and Elsie Denham; Grandchildren, Eric, Caiden, and Emma; Nieces and nephews, Alicia (Brent) Altum (Tennessee, USA), Bryce Sawatsky, Cassie Noble, Shea Noble, Quintion Noble, Riley and Travis Magee, along with Gord’s family; Donna Magee (Mother-in-law), Ian (Rhonda) Magee, and Kelly (Charlene) Magee. Ray was born on March 21, 1963 at City Hospital in Saskatoon and moved to Dalmeny in 2008, to eventually marry her husband Gord Magee on June 19th, 2010. She enjoyed her day’s working as a care aid. She started her career at Del Haven Lodge in Saskatoon, then Parkridge Centre prior to her current position at Spruce Manor in Dalmeny. She enjoyed spending time at the lake on her days off as well as many quadding trips with friends and family, and most of all quality time with her family. She also spent many hours painting and making crafts. She will always be remembered for her contagious laugh and bubbly personality. Rayleen is predeceased by her; grandparents, Ted and Margaret Johnson and Joseph and Gwen Denham; and numerous Aunts and Uncles. Any memorial donations can be sent to Palliative Care Unit, St. Paul’s Hospital. 702 20th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M 0Z9. Funeral Service will be held at St. Georges Anglican Church on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:00pm. 624 Avenue I South. Internment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory. A special thank you to Dr. Walker and Dr. Johnson and all the staff at Palliative Care.
Vern passed away suddenly on Wednesday September 7, 2016. He will be lovingly remembered by his family, those connected to him by blood, those by marriage, and those through the bonds of caring and friendship. The loss of his presence will be greatly felt. A memorial service for Vern will be held at the Columbarium at St. John’s Cathedral on Saturday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m. Columbarium at St. John’s Cathedral - 816 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon
We, his family, are sad to announce the passing of our precious father and husband, George Reed. George passed away at St. Paul’s Hospital very suddenly on the eve of September 6th. George leaves behind his best friend and wife Leslie Gabriel, his loving son Morgan (Tiffany) Reed and twins, Connor and Mackenzie; his beloved daughter Bronwyn Reed (Carman); his sister Marina Stephanson and family; his brother Bill Reed and family; and his sister Mary Anne’s family. The Gabriel families will miss him dearly. Also left to mourn are Tracey White and Ric Stephen who were like his children. He is now at peace with his granddaughter Gabriella, his sister Mary Anne, his mother Ana, and his in-laws Vern and Elaine Gabriel. George was born on February 14, 1942. He grew up in Nipawin where he learned the mastery of baking. He worked hard as a baker and provided well for his family. Fortunately, he was able to retire early and enjoy his yard, garden, travelling to Mexico and other hot destinations and fishing at Tobin Lake. George will be missed dearly by all his family and friends. There will be an informal memorial for George Reed on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, in our backyard at 122 Reindeer Rd., Saskatoon, from 2pm-4pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Saskatoon Food Bank in memory of George.
Richard was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan to Edwin and Bonnie on October 8, 1954. He passed away in the Vanscoy District on September 2, 2016.
Trudi Barlow was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and travelled and lived across western Canada from the back alleys of Jasper to the windy streets of Winnipeg. She settled in the river city of Saskatoon in 1974 with her family and became an integral and important part of the community. From her work on various parent and school boards to her ownership of Artworks, participation in the Arts community, business community, and political endeavours, she expressed leadership with a deep caring and support for others. A committed mother, she embedded two spritely kids with a wonderment and zest for life. An incredible artist, designer, gardener, hostess, and creative mind, she was a vibrant and vivacious lady who shared her positive attitude and generous spirit with everyone around her. She will be missed dearly and fondly remembered by friends and family whose lives she touched. Please join us for a come and go, Celebration of Life gathering at Foxy's Classic Grill in Saskatoon, any time between 12-4 on Sunday, September 25.
You will be missed and never forgotten… Blain passed away peacefully on August 25, 2016 at the age of 54 years after a fearless battle with cancer for the past 2 years. He leaves to mourn; his mother, Hilda Robart; his siblings, Clifton, April, and Tracey; his children; his grandchildren; his 7 other siblings; his extended families; a special aunt; his best friend of 40 years; and his soulmate. Blain was predeceased by his grandmother, Dorothy Robart and his father Elsworth Fletcher. Blain will be remembered for his comforting cheerful smile, welcoming personality and the ever twinkle in his eye. A sincere thank you goes out to all the friends and family for their love and support we have received during this journey. We would like to thank Dr. Abbas, Meaghan and Dr. Vjashrashani and their teams of chemo and radiation specialists at the cancer clinic that made an unbearable situation bearable. Thank you to Jon and his home care team. Thank you cannot express the appreciation of the staff of the palliative care unit at St. Pauls Hospital. You are all special angels here on earth. Cremation will be followed by a private memorial at a later date at Blain’s request.
Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Irene Gerbrandt; children Bryan Gerbrandt, Tracy Bell, Sharon May Gerbrandt, Lorraine Revet, Cindy Schafer, Troy Schafer; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter; sister Alvina Pankratz; brothers Gilbert Gerbrandt, Donald Gerbrandt, Herb Gerbrandt and Elmer Gerbrandt. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Marie Gerbrandt; sisters Helen Gerbrandt and Olive Dyck; and brothers Walter Gerbrandt, Harold Gerbrandt, and Harvey Gerbrandt. Donations may be sent to St. Paul’s Palliative Care, 1702-20th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M 0Z9 Gordon Wesley Gerbrandt was born in Steinbach, Manitoba on October 24, 1938. He was born to Marie and Peter Gerbrandt. Gordon was one of eleven children. Gordon grew up in Manitoba and moved to Gouldtown, Saskatchewan when he was in his teens to work on the Drieger farms. He moved back to Manitoba in his 20’s where he married Katherina Enns. They had four children together. After they parted ways in 1981, Gordon moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he married Sharon Irene Schafer on May 19, 1984. Throughout his years, Gordon worked as a road grader in Steinbach, MB; hauled feed for Kehler’s in Niverville, MB. He worked for 32 years at Reimer Express Lines as a long distance owner operator. He hauled loads for RSB and hauled gravel for a few years at the end of his career. In his spare time, Gordon enjoyed fishing and camping at Besnard Lake and at Kamkota Lodge in Northern Saskatchewan. He also ran a stage coach business called Family Affair, where he gave wagon rides with his horses, Dan and Molly. When he bid you farewell, Gordon would often say, “Catch you later!” He will be deeply missed by all who loved and knew him. Good bye Gordon! Catch you later!
Breeze was born in Simcoe, Ontario on October 19, 1946. She passed away in Saskatoon on August 28, 2016. Breeze is survived by her husband Wayne and many family and friends.
Brian Cheys passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 23, 2016. He leaves his wife Bev; children, Geoff(Amber), Mike, Matt(Vicki), Jenn(Brent); grandchildren, Conrad and Zoe; parents, Ed Cheys and Leona Grossman; sister, Kathy(Dave); brothers, Ray(Denise); children Amanda(Joel), Lyndon, Dave(Karen); children, Brittany, Haley, Addison. “Rest in Peace my Love” Services will be held in Martensville, SK, August 29, 2016 at 11:00am at the Little Gazebo in Kinsman Park (Our special place) and in Winnipeg, MB, September 2, 2016 at 3:00pm at the St. Phillips Church, Tache Avenue.
Beverly Ann Teskey was born to Fredrick and Phyllis Scott on July 3, 1962 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She passed away on August 23, 2016 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and leaves to mourn her husband Neil, her children, and many family and friends.
On August 22, surrounded by the love of his family and friends, Donald (Gary) Garfield Waugh passed away peacefully at home at the age of 71 years. Gary is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sherry (Maynard), daughter Robin (Shawn) Schmidt and son Tim (Krisinda) Waugh, brother Dave Waugh, brother Kevin (Ann) Waugh. Also left to cherish his memory are his six grandchildren; Erica (Corey), Michael (Tamara), Johanna (fiancé Michael), Rhett, Davis, Elayna and by his two great-grandsons; Malachi and Emery. Gary was predeceased by his father George, mother Minerva, and brother Ron. Gary was born and lived most of his life in Saskatoon. He enjoyed helping people and stayed active in his community as an accountant, minor hockey coach, executive director SMHA, pastor and IGR auditor. Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting, canasta card games and garage sales. He was a deeply loved man who will be fondly remembered for his father heart and good sense of humour. There will be a Celebration of Gary's Life at Elim Tabernacle Church, 419 Slimmon Road, Saskatoon at 2 p.m. on August 26, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bridge on 20th or St. Paul's Hospital Foundation designated to 'Freestanding Hospice'.
Clifford was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on March 8, 1943 to Walter and Katherine. He passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on August 21, 2016.
The passing of Blanche Faye Elliott of Rural Saskatoon occurred on Saturday August 20, 2016 at St. Paul’s Hospital. Blanche is survived by her husband Clarence; her children Ken (Minda), Carla (Terry), Kevin (Tracy), Crystal (Dan), Don (Lisa): Clarence’s children Doyle, Blair, Kent, and Craig; grandchildren Tricia, Shawna, Ally, Melissa, Bryan, Kaleb, Chase, Kyle, and Meghan; great-grandchildren Kira, Brittney, Brooklyn, Mya, and Briella. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Elizabeth passed away at St. Paul’s hospital on Friday, August 19th at the age of 85. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Elizabeth and Alexander McGarvie and husband James ‘Jim’ Herron. Mom, Gran and Great Gran is survived by son David (Gladys), Grandson Andrew (Kim) with Great Grandson Alexander Seamus and newly arrived Great-Grand daughter Gabrielle Elizabeth also Granddaughter Amanda (Nathan) with Great-Grandsons Braylon and newly arrived Ashton, all of Saskatoon. Mom’s sister Sandra Ralph (with nieces Alisson and Katie) and brother Stuart McGarvie of Girvan, Scotland and the rest of the Herron Clan throughout Scotland with Brothers and Sister in law and many nieces and nephews are saddened to hear this news. Many friends, both two legged and four, mourn her loss. Her ‘doggy’ friends at SASA and across the country knew her as a ‘Champion’. Mom also leaves behind her great life-long chum Mina MaCrea and daughter Michelle of Neilston, Scotland. She and Mina grew up together as wee lasses in Scotland continued to stay in close touch till the end. My family would like to extend our deep appreciation to the group of medical caregivers at St. Paul’s Hospital’s 5th floor, Flex Ward 2 and Palliative care for the wonderful care they provided to mom. They are amazing, caring and compassionate professionals. The Memorial Service will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion at 3 p.m. on Sunday August 28th, located at 606 Spadina Crescent W, Saskatoon, SK. All Shelties warmly welcomed. In lieu of flowers, please know that we will be establishing Tavendale’s Sheltie Rescue Foundation in Mom’s name.
Lyndia was born in Auckland, New Zealand on June 19, 1956. She passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and leaves to mourn her spouse, Michael Staley and many family and friends.
The family of Evan Patrick Anton 45 years of age are devastated to announce his passing on August 16, 2016. Beloved by his parents John and Dixie; sister Darcey; brothers Curtis, Blair, and Adam (Kim) Anton; as well as one niece and three nephews. At Evan’s request no service will be held
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Marjorie Darlene Kerfoot (Dwyer), age 82 years of Saskatoon. Marjorie was pre-deceased by her loving husband, Clarence, her brother Arnold, and sister-in-law Faye Dwyer. Marjorie is lovingly survived by her; 4 daughters, Debbie Hamm of Red Deer, Linda(Don) Ewen of Asquith, Twyla Stradecke(Gordon Rushinko) of Kamloops, and Holly(Dale) Budgell of Martensville; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren’ and 5 great, great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Shirley(Joe) Pernitsky of Asquith, Evelyn(Wayne) Nicholls of Saskatoon; Brother Ron(Eve) Clark of Porqupine Plain, and Jim(Kelly) Dwyer of Perdue and many family members and friends. A service of rememberance will be held at 1:30pm, Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Grace Westminster United Church, 505-10th Street East, Saskatoon, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diabetes Association.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mike Chmelnyk age 77 of Saskatoon, SK. on August 7, 2016. Mike was born June 8, 1939 in Alticane, SK. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Margaret, son Michael, one sister Liz, one brother Bill along with numerous brother and sister in laws and nieces and nephews. The funeral will take place Monday August 15, 2016 at 2 pm at Forrest Grove Community Church. Internment will take place at a later date in Alticane, SK.
The passing of Grant Boese, age 53 years of Saskatoon, SK., occurred on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Grant is survived by his spouse Myra Machel; 3 sons, David(Nicole), Kiana & Ryder Boese, Kevin(Janel Schock), Josh Boese; 2 step-daughters, Katrina Colwell, Andrea Colwell; a very special grand-dog, Chevy; his mom, Martha Rogal; 2 sisters, Carol(Jake) Andres, Sheila Boese; 1 brother, Randy(Tracy) Boese; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. The Memorial Service will be held at Forest Grove Community Church, 502 Webster Street, Saskatoon, SK. at 3:00pm on August 11, 2016. Coffee and dainties to follow.
It is with sadness we announce that after a long battle with illness Louis Morisseau passed away at the age of 77 year. Louis is lovingly survived by his sons Brent and Tracy, daughter Colleen (Bob) Etter and their daughters Sheridan and Nicole, brothers Mark, Cliff, Stan, Gary and Clarence, sisters Verna, Margie and Rosella, sister in laws Lorraine Webster and Jolene Gorski, brother in law David Waithman, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and extended family and friends. Louis was predeceased by his wife Diana, their son Harlan; his sister and brother in law Georgette and Allan Hamilton, brother in laws Gerry Gorski, Merle Gorski, Larry Gorski and Eugene Webster, sister in law Bernice Waithman and great nephew Adian Conway.Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016 in the St. Anne's Catholic Church, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon.
On the 25th of October 1931, George and Irene Coté welcomed Maurice Emmanuel Coté into their lives. Maurice grew up on the family farm west of Leask, after finishing high-school his journey took him to Edmonton to work in the oil industry but soon returned home to farm with his father George. He met the love of his life, Lucille, on a blind date set up by her brother Jerry. Soon after that they got married on October 24, 1955. Throughout the years together they had five children. As a brother, uncle, cousin, dad, grandfather and great grandfather, Maurice cherished his family. He always had time for friends both new and old. In his free time Maurice enjoyed flying; especially his power chute, giving rides, scaring cows and ducks. This passion was only surpassed by his love of traveling with Lucille, whether it was near or far. Maurice will be lovingly remembered by, his loving wife, Lucille. His children Joanne (Robert ) McHanson – Leask, SK Jan (Karen) Coté – Winnipeg Beach, MB. Roger (Darlene) Coté – Prince Albert, SK Neil (Toby) Coté – Saskatoon, SK John (Barb) Coté – Saskatoon, SK His grandchildren, Shannon (Sean), Sheri (Jamey), Christine (Nico), Danielle (Brendan), Jennifer, Nicole (Colin), Brent, Joshua, Erin, Morgan, Lyndon. His great-grandchildren Kian, Lucian, Syn, Seneca, Harrison, Juliette, Mathieu, Shae Lynn. His brother Leo and sister Rita. Maurice was predeceased by: His parents George and Irene Coté (Leask), his father and mother in-law Jean and Jeanne Riou (Arborfield), his sisters Evelyn and Jeanne and brother Laurent. Funeral Mass Monday August, 8th, 2016 St Henry’s Roman Catholic Church Leask, SK
My name is Phoenix Hope Slager & on Saturday July 30th, 2016 while I was sleeping, I found myself in Jesus arms & when I woke up... I was in heaven. I’m going to tell you all about it but right now I want to tell you about my family. In 2009 when my big sister Octavia Zana Jean Ferrier was 5 years old my mommy & daddy got together & fell in love. Octavia just turned 12 on July the 7th & she loves me very much. She always took such good care of me... she’s mommy’s most amazing helper! Before my twin brother Gabriel Gage & I got here in 2011 my other ‘just a bit bigger’ sister Zoe Jane was born on April 10th. She was always so kind to me. One year she even took money that she got for a birthday present to buy me a dolly. Then on November 16th the same year along came Gabe & I. We were so excited to meet our family we got here early! Gabe’s my BFF (best friend forever)! We went to school together. We held hands in Mommy’s tummy & even some times at the supper table. He was born just before me. We all thought our house was full & then on November 30th, 2012 Hunter James arrived. He’s so fun & funny. He just buzzes around a lot. Mommy & Daddy got very, very busy, in 19 months the house had gone from 1 to 5 children! When Gabe & I were first born we were very little & had to stay in the hospital for a long time. My Mommy & Daddy are so awesome! There was always one of them there at the hospital with us so we would never feel lonely without some family close. They never missed a day! Sometimes Daddy made his voice very big & told the doctors how to take care of us better. Gabe & I thought it was kind of funny that they were sort of scared when Daddy made his voice very big because we knew that he is all love & marshmallows on the inside. There were other babies there too & some of them had no one come to visit them & hold their hands. Not our Mom & Dad!! They made sure we knew how big we were loved. Always & every day they love us all. My favorite thing ever was to be held & snuggled. My Mommy is the best cuddlier ever... she is so beautiful! But, I’ve got to say every relative I met was good at cuddling me too. About heaven... Wow!! There is so much I didn’t know how to do before I got here. I can walk & even run & when I do my pony tail swishes beautiful! I can dance now too & sing. Guess what! HUGE news!! I can talk & hear... life up here is noisy & fabulous! I can also see... O it’s so pretty here. At home on earth I could feel smiles ‘cause cheeks would get plump...but Wow! They look great! By the way... I found out that Jesus invented love. He’s very good at it!! My Great Grandpas & Great Grandma & other relatives I didn’t even know I had who were already in heaven, just love to bounce me on their knees. I giggle! Giggling is like a tickle in your tummy that explodes in joy & delight... right out of your mouth! I am having such an awesome time but my beautiful family is missing me because I moved to heaven...so I need to ask a big favor from all of you; please love each other for me now, OK? Remember, I’m always in your hearts & if you get a tickle by your ear or a soft air kiss on your cheek...that will be me, your little Phoenix angel sitting on your shoulder watching over you. My life on earth was not very long, but it was full to over flowing with love from my Mommy & Daddy, Octavia, Zoe, Gabriel & Hunter, & from all my relatives & friends. No little girl in this whole wide world was ever loved more than me. I love you so. Phoenix Hope Slager
Shirley Lorraine. It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our loving mother, sister and aunt, on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Born in Rosetown on March 18,1919,She was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Mayme Black of Rosetown, her husband, Jim, and her sisters-in-law Joan Storey (New Mexico) and Coline McInnes(Kenora). She is survived by Colin, her son of Vancouver, her brothers Merrill of Saskatoon, Neil of Saskatoon, and Allan (Donna) of Calgary, cousin Bill Black of Saskatoon; numerous nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of friends. A service to celebrate her live will be presided by Reverend Daryl Woods at Grace-Westminster United Church,505 10th Street E., Saskatoon at 2:00pm on Sunday, August 14th, 2016.
Maureen was born in North Battleford to parents, Vivian and Helene Smith on July 5, 1953. She will be greatly missed by her partner, Jim and many friends and family.
After a long hard battle Cheryl’s suffering ended with her passing on July 8, 2016 while surrounded by her loving family. Cheryl is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 45 years Bob Lafontaine; her 3 children Melanie Lafontaine, Chad Lafontaine and Mitchell Taras; her 2 sisters Leslie Lavoie and Linda Thiessen and by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. This is a great loss for all of Cheryl’s family and friends but we are at peace knowing she is no longer suffering. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date. In honor of Cheryl, please choose to be an organ donor and discuss your wishes with your family.
Angela was born in Bari, Italy on February 11, 1953 to Onofrio and Maria Ruggiero. She passed away on July 16, 2016 and leaves to mourn her partner, Steven Berdan and many family & friends.
It is with sadness we announce the sudden passing of Diana Morisseau at the age of 74 years. Diana is lovingly survived by her husband Louis; son Brent; daughter Colleen(Bob) Etter and their daughters Sheridan and Nicole; son Tracy; sister Lorraine; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and extended family. Diana was predeceased by her son Harlan; siblings Larry, Bernie, Gerry, and Merle. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in the St. Anne's Catholic Church, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon. Cremation has taken place.
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Larry Korol announces his passing on July 9, 2016, after a hard fought battle with leukaemia. Larry was a loving and devoted husband to wife Lynne, father to sons Scott, Jeff and Kevin (Rachel), and papa to grandsons Braxtyn and Jagger. Larry was a hard worker from the time he farmed to surveying to seismic work and owning a business to his most recent job as a safety officer. Larry loved the outdoors. He loved to fish and spend time at the lake. Larry always had a beautiful yard with trees and flowers. He always had a bountiful garden. Larry treasured time spent with family. For the last ten years, an annual vacation to a tropical destination provided Larry and Lynne with sun and relaxation. Their last vacation was to Maui to celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary. Larry was a strong, yet gentle man who made friends wherever he went and will be sadly missed. Memorial donations can be made to the Royal University Hospital Foundation. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at the North Ridge Centre in Martensville on Thursday, July 14th at 1:00 p.m.
Lawrence passed away suddenly on June 30, 2016. He was born in Burns Lake, BC on September 29, 1952 and was raised in the Hague area. Lawrence loved to have coffee with friends, talking, laughing and telling terrible jokes. He happily spend hours tinkering with old cars. He had been a long distance truck driver for years and never lost his love of the open road. Lawrence was predeceased by his parents, Abe and Mary and his brother Leonard. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, his sons Bryan and Allan, his brother Henry(Bonnie), his sisters Doris(Alvin) Gajadhar, Frieda(Dan) Nutter, Tena(Vic) Fehr, and 11 nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and burial of cremains will take place at a later date.
Claire was born to John and Rebecca Kerslake on February 28, 1930. He will be lovingly remembered by his family.
It's with shattered hearts we announce the sudden passing of Aaron Andrew Carruthers on June 23, 2016. Aaron is survived by his parents Duane and Glenda Carruthers, sister Rianna Carruthers (Devon Dumas); Aaron is also lovingly remembered by his grandparents and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Aaron was predeceased by his Poppa Dave Propp on April 25th, 2016. We will forever treasure the precious time we had with Aaron. His beautiful smile, quiet nature and care and concern for others will always be cherished. His many talents and gifts were just starting to shine with the formation of AC;DC Customs. Depression wears many different masks and we fought it with Aaron as hard as we could. We are not yet done the fight. We respectfully request that all condolences be emailed to email@example.com, as we will not be checking any other sites.
Vicki Lynn Macpherson was born to John and Jean Monogue on June 13, 1945 in Eston, SK. She passed away peacefully on June 23, 2016. She will lovingly remembered and missed by her family.
Molly passed away peacefully at the age of 97 at Samaritan Place in the early morning hours of June 21, 2016. She was born to Thomas and Annie Riley in West Ham London, England on November 28, 1918. Her mother died when Molly was only 7 years old; her father married Ellen Cordery, who was a very loving step-mum. In 1942, Molly joined the British Royal Airforce and met her husband, Malcolm Rolston, a Canadian Soldier. They were married and Peter and Lynda were born in England. Molly came to Canada as an English warbride in 1946 with her children and joined Mac in Saskatoon before moving to Dodsland to farm. This was a cultural shock for a city girl from London, who had been used to electricity and running water and having no experience with farm animals. Their youngest daughter, Sheila was born here. They enjoyed raising their family on the farm, participating in the friendly community, with sports being the highlight. Molly was the ultimate fan and cheerleader when Mac and the kids played with their various teams. They moved to Swift Current in 1968 when Mac retired from farming. Eventually, they settled in Dalmeny until Mac passed away. Molly then moved into Saskatoon for her final years. She will be missed by her son, Peter (Donna) Rolston and their children, Shannon (Gord) Brychun, Laurel (Trevor) Cadman; daughter, Lynda (Don) Simons and their children, Tom Simons, Michelle (Connor) Simons; and great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Brayden, Nevada Brychun; Kianna, Carter, Ellery Cadman; and Conor, Grace, Cole Simons; and Jessica, Ryan Simons. She is also survived by her brother, Walter Cordery; two sisters in England, Ellen Langton and Marie (Den) Armstrong; and two sisters-in-law, Kay Rolston and Lorna Rolston, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Annie, father, Tom, step-mum, Ellen, husband, Malcolm, and her daughter, Sheila-Anne Vonau, her brother, Tom, and sister, Nell, as well as her brothers-in-law, Oswald, Earl, Reg, and Ron. The family wishes to thank all those who have expressed their sympathy, have cared for, and been involved in Mom’s life over the years. A special thanks goes out to Amy McClure House and Samaritan Place, which provided wonderful care for her in her failing years. At Molly’s request, there will be no funeral service. To honour her, if you are in Tim Horton’s, have a cup of steeped tea to toast her. She loved her weekly visits there with her son. Interment to follow in the Dodsland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to your choice of Amy McClure House or Samaritan Place.
The passing of Darlene Linda Rice, age 59 years, of Neuanlage, SK., occurred on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Royal University Hospital. Darlene is lovingly survived by her husband John; daughters Shawna (Jeff) Waldbauer and Lisa (Graham) Steele; son Matthew; grandchildren Cassandra, Mikaela, Grady and Madison; her special friends Bailey and Lita; brothers Jerry Guzak and Wayne Guzak. She was predeceased by her parents Peter and Florence Guzak. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 300-8th Avenue South, Martensville. In lieu of flowers, donations in Darlene’s memory may be made to Ovarian Cancer Canada, 205-145 Front St. East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1E3.
Arnold was born in Lloydminster, Alberta on September 23, 1941 to Valentine and Anna Mari. He passed away at City Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on June 11, 2016. Arnold will be greatly missed by his wife Debbie and their children.
With sadness in our hearts the family of Clarence Albert Mennie (Bert) announce his passing on June 9th, 2016 at the age of 87. Bert was born in Kelvington on January 22, 1929. Bert married Beatrice Rediger on October 21, 1955 they began their lives on the farm southwest of Kelvington. They raised a family of four, Debbie (Ron) Lavoie of Saskatoon, Tim (Brenda) of Fort McMurray, Bob (Diane) of Warman, Vivian (Dallas) of Kelvington. Grandchildren Chris (Jennifer) Lavoie, Mykaela Mennie (Micah Heide), Kalen Mennie, Lindsey Bollman(Dalton Lucey), Tenille Bollman(Cole Kowalchuk). Great grandchildren Erin and Sean Lavoie. And many nieces and nephews. Bert enjoyed volunteering for many years with the Kelvington Agriculture Society and the Pleasure Horse Driving Club at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon. Family left to mourn Kathleen, Earl (Alice) brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws Edna and Dave Hienrichs, Margaret and Ralph Stadnichuk, Raymond and Hermain Rediger George and Marilyn Rediger and Lillian Rediger. Predeceased by parents Mabel and Frank Mennie, sister Evelyn and Arden Presley and Willard Mennie.
Mom passed away very peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital Palliative Care Unit, at the age of 82 years. Survived by 1 Son Jack (Cheryl) and 1 Daughter Linda (Wayne) Berzolla, 3 Grand Daughters Kristol (James) Gaetz,, Heather (Peter) Berzolla , and Leanne (Jared) Berzolla, 2 Great Grandchildren, twins Jacey and Jaxon Gaetz. Brothers Wilbert (Murti), Dick (Kathy), and Jim (Flora). 2 Sister-in-laws Nessie and Dela and one “Chosen Sister”, Sylvia Griffith. Several nieces and nephews and 1 special Niece, Brenda (Dennis) Dyck. She was predeceased by her husband David (Plen), Mother and Father, 2 Sisters, 2 Brothers, 3 Nephews, Mother and Father-in-law and Sister-in-law Grace. At Mom’s request there will be no funeral service. Private family interment, to join Dad at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Saskatoon. We would like to thank all those who helped Mom on her last journey. Dr. Shanna Fenton, her family Dr. for many years, she meant so much to Mom. The doctors and staff at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre – especially Dr. A. Sami, who tried so hard. Dr. Kundapur, the Radiation team, ward 6100 at RUH, all the staff there went above and beyond to do all they could. Also a huge thank-you to the wonderful staff and physicians on the Palliative Care Unit and the Palliative Home Care Nurses, who were so good to Mom, especially Pat and Tracee – she thought the world of you. Also, thank-you to all the staff at Cherished Memories Funeral Home for taking care of everything in such a caring and professional manner. In lieu of flowers, it was Mom’s request, if so desired, to consider a donation in her memory to the Ronald McDonald House and The Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital.
The passing of William Ronald Gray age 63 years of Saskatoon, SK occurred Tuesday, June 7th at St. Paul’s Palliative Care Unit. He is survived by his wife Janet, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and pets. Honoring his wishes there will be no service. We wish to thank the doctors and nurses and staff at St. Paul’s Palliative Care Unit for their support and outstanding care he received while with them. Any donations in his memory can be made to St. Paul’s Palliative Care Unit.
The passing of Robert Ernest Bell, known as Rob to his family and many friends, occurred on Monday, June 6, 2016 at his home in Warman. Rob was 60 years old. Rob was born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan on May 8th, 1956 to Allen George Bell and Carol June Bell. He grew up on the family farm at Herschel, Saskatchewa, going to elementary school in Herschel, followed by highschool in Rosetown. Rob was interested in gadgetry and computers at an early age and furthered his education at Saskatchewan Technical Institute in Moose Jaw. Upon graduation from STI, Rob was hired by SaskTel, where he worked until his retirement in 2007. He enjoyed retirement and continued his electronics expertise as his hobby. He was also an expert in computer hardware and freely offered his help to his friends. Rob is survived by his wife Cheryl, and his brother Jim(Roberta) from Rosetown, 3 nephews; Evan(Brianne) Edmonton, Orin(Heidi) Waineright and Shawn(Danica) Lethbridge, 1 neice, Jemma in Medicine Hat, 5 great nieces and 1 great nephew, and many, many friends.
Linda was born in Spalding, Saskatchewan. She passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and leaves to mourn her husband, Danny.
Joseph passed to his Eternal Rest on May 23, 2016 at the age of 80 years. Born in Melville, Sk on October 26, 1935. Joe worked many years as a house painter. He was an avid 10 pin bowler, once rolling a perfect game. Favorite activities included going to the casino, playing pool and attempting to pick the winning lottery numbers. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, an infant son and grandson. Joseph is survived by his loving wife Marie; son David Taschuk; daughters Diana (Jeff) Fedosoff and Roxana Taschuk; step-son Dan (Leanne) Cross; step-daughter Jane (Kevin) Burke; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers and 1 sister. A private family service will be held at a later date. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts.
Patrick was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to George and Jaqueline Musgrove on October 4, 1957. He worked for many years as a brick layer and doing stucco. Patrick passed away at RUH in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Alec was born on February 5, 1958 in Smith Falls, Ontario to Russell and Elizabeth. He worked as an industrial sheet metal worker. Alec will be greatly missed by his wife Nancy and children
Maria was born on March 10, 1927 to George and Helen Heide in Hague, Saskatchewan. She is predeceased by her husband Isaac. Maria passed away in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on May 11, 2016.
Bee was born in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan on September 26, 1935 to John and Sophie Sand. She was a teacher and loved music & trees. Bee passed away at Stensrud Lodge on May 11, 2016. She will be deeply missed by her children
The passing of Darlene Hazel Mrazek age 74 of Saskatoon, SK., occurred on Friday May 6, 2016 at St.Paul’s Hospital after a lengthy battle with Congestive Heart Failure. Darlene is pre-deceased by her parents Arthur and Hazel Allsen and brother Gordon Allsen. She is survived and remembered by her loving husband of 45 years Robert Mrazek, two children Kelven (Lezlee), Petrina and grandchildren Joelle, Shyla (Trevor), Nathan, Kara, Karlee, Carson and Jarrett. Great grandchildren Kayla, Teigan, Haidyn, Emma, Kaelan and Tyler. Sister in law Millie Allsen and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Darlene is now with the angels that she so often talked about. A private family gathering will take place on Saturday to remember a woman who loved to laugh and find that “special little something” for the people she cared most about.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Lougheed. Ken passed away suddenly the morning of May 4, 2016 at the age of 74. He was survived by his wife Sandy; son Darren (Cindy); daughters Debbie and Jody (Steve). Ken loved sports and played competitive racquetball for many years. He was a dedicated firefighter with the Saskatoon Fire Department for 35 years; retiring as a Captain in 1998. At Ken's request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the SPFFA Burn Fund, 125 Idylwyld Drive South, Saskatoon S7M 1L4.
With heavy hearts, the family of "Mike" is saddened to announce that he passed away on April 26, 2016 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. His brother Wylie was with him at the time of his passing. Mike was born in McLennan, Alberta on April 23, 1966, so therefore, he experienced a life as a 50 year old for 3 days only. Mike is survived by his mother Vivian Myers; daughter Sarah Paquin; Brother Wylie (Shirley); grandmother Lucy Dubeta ; aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends, especially Brian, Peter, Tim, Ken, Sharon, Kimralea, and Brenda. Sadly, he`s also leaving behind his beautiful companion Graham, his faithful and reliable Guide Dog, who will be going back into the service to help someone else. Cremation has taken place. His family who loved him so much, asks that anyone wishing to donate to an organization, in Mike's memory, do so to the Guide Dogs for the Blind. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestarphoenix/obituary.aspx?n=michael-lorne-simmonds&pid=179820157#sthash.qBFZzxyb.dpuf