Obituaries / Life Stories

Shawn Wiebe

Shawn Leon Wiebe was born May 25,1975 to Andrew and Colleen Wiebe in Leduc, AB. He had one sister, Andrea. Shawn grew up in Leduc, Hinton and Morinville, AB before coming to Saskatoon in Grade 2.

Shawn was a quiet, spirited, gentle giant who was generous and thoughtful. Family was important to Shawn and much time was spent going to church activities, Bible camp in the summer, fishing and camping. Relaxing out at the lake, having fun on the lake, fishing, skiing or tubing with friends brought him many a smile.

Shawn lost his father at the age of 12. Shortly after that he started perfecting his trade as a carpet/flooring installer with his Uncle Pete. He was good at anything he put his mind too; basketball, bowling, card or board games or even bringing joy to his family and friends by teasing them.

Uncle Shawn was amazing and patient with his 2 nephews Andrew (AJ) and Adam and his niece Abigail (Abbey). He will be very missed as well by his adopted family, friend group, their children and his fur baby Gia.

Sept 21, 2021, Shawn went missing. His friends, family and the police searched for weeks. Even asking for the public’s help. Tragically he was not able to be safely returned to his earthly home. The remains of Shawn were recovered and the family and friends are left with more questions than answers.

The memorial service to celebrate Shawn’s life will be held Saturday Oct 23, 2021 at 2 pm at the Saskatoon Evangelical Free Church (on the corner of Circle and Laurier Dr). Due to COVID restrictions please sanitize your hands often and wear your mask appropriately. If you cannot attend the service, it can be seen on the Saskatoon Evangelical Free Church YouTube.


Marcella Engele

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our sister Marcella Engele of Saskatoon

Marcy passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, October 18, 2021 at the age of 67.

Marcy was predeceased by her loving husband Clifford in 2017, her parents Louis and Irene Montour and brothers I infancy, Mark and Louis Jr. Montour.

Marcy’s biggest love was her family. She was always there for them to listen or assist in whatever way she could.  She never gave unsolicited advice, but would tell you her thoughts and would hope you would do the right thing.  She was a strong and independent woman.

Marcy will be deeply missed by her brothers Randy (Sharon) Montour, Rodney (Debra) Montour, sisters Rosemary (Herve) Brassard and Louella (Rob) Montour, and Nieces and nephews Kenneth (Pricilla) Montour, Michelle and Randi Montour, Kylee (Sarah) Montour, Zachary and McKenzie Brassard and Tyler Gamble.

On behalf of Marcy, whether you were a friend or an acquaintance of hers, know that your time spent with her was a blessing to her.  Although she didn’t have time to say many goodbyes to everyone, she would have liked to say thank you, and until we meet again.

A graveside service for Marcella and Clifford will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Saskatoon Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Memoriam may be made to charity of choice.


Shaun Sajec

With broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of our Shaun. He leaves to mourn his son Wesley, his mom Linda, brother Chris, sisters Steph (Jeff) and Taylor (John), grandma Edna Anderson, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased  by his father Marcel and grandpa Frank Anderson. Shaun had an amazing sense of humour, an infectious smile and a most sensitive heart. A celebration of life will be held at Cherished Memories in Martensville at 1:00pm, October 23rd and will also be live streamed through Taylor Sajec’s Facebook.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a trust fund for Wesley through his family members.


Ronald John MacDonald

Ronald John MacDonald

January 30th, 1960 to October 14th, 2021

Born and Passed Away in Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan

Ron will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family

His Father: Ernest MacDonald

His Children:

Peter Kenny (Tara Daigneault) and their children Kaytryn, Audrey, Kennedy, and Peta

Karry MacDonald (Robert Durocher) and their children Lexi and Paisley

Jonathan Kenny and Brelanda Montgrand

His Grandchildren: Jaden, Caleb, and Zoey Dergousoff

His furry friends: Eagle and Hawk

His beloved ex-wife and mother of his children:

Lorraine Kenny

His Brothers and Sisters:

Brian (Shelly) MacDonald, Grace (Pat Cardinal) MacDonald, Peter “Slim” MacDonald, Judy MacDonald, Jeannette (Robert McCallum) MacDonald, Jimmy MacDonald, Therese (Alvin) Chartier, Danny and Randy McGuire

His Nieces and Nephews:

Lana (Tyler) Moffat; Ethan, Allie, Kaebry, and Karsyn, Timothy (Andrea) Chartier, Randy (Tanis Moberly) Chartier, Dale (Stacie Treppel) Howat; Jonah, Phoenix, and Aries, Alexandra and Van MacDonald-Hedman, Jeremy MacDonald; Regan, Jayda (Keith) Favel; Aria and Luca, Lyndon MacDonald; Skylar, Shawna MacDonald; Ava, Gracelyn, and George (Raiden), Shaleen (Greg) Montgrand; Gracie, Jasmine (Nick) Lewis; Sophia and Jude, Tiarra, Kyle, Emma, and Caden MacDonald, Joshua (Rolanda Ratt) Cardinal; Seth, Kai, and Daya, Dana Aubichon; Seth, Telana, and Alexandria.

His Special Friends: His neestows Alvin Chartier, Robert McCallum, and Lyle “Howie” Howat; Chet Hutton, Lyndon Lafond, JR Morin, Eugene Chartier, Richard Janvier, Dean Chartier, Steven Apesis, Leon Misponas, Ron Thompson, Oliver Dibbert, Marvin Sankey, Floyd Kenny and everyone who knew and loved him.

He was predeceased by:

His loving Mother Hazel MacDonald

His Son Nathan Shalkowsky

His Granddaughters Alicia Daigneault and Faith Kenny

His Godson/Nephew Daniel MacDonald

And his very good friends David Favel and Gerald “Pugun” Regan


The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 11am at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in

Buffalo Narrows, SK

Theresa Anne Fisher

Theresa Anne Fisher passed away suddenly at the Royal University Hospital, October 5, 2021.

Theresa was a single mother to her only child Shannon.  She lived at Cayden’s Care Home and she loved it there. She said it felt like home and a part of her family.

She was predeceased by her Mother Gwendolyn Krock, Father Ewen Fisher , Granddaughter Marrissa-Leigh Leblanc, and Nephew Jacob Zieffle.

She leaves behind to mourn her passing, daughter Shannon, Son-in-law Serge, Her 7 beautiful grandchildren; Darius, Davon, Mathius, Jarrin, Andreas, Klarrissa and Sterling, and her Brothers John Krock and Brent Fisher (Marie).

She will forever be in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.


Stephen Stieb

Stephen Arthur Stieb

July 6, 1982 to September 12, 2021

On July 6, 1982 our baby brother, Stephen Arthur Stieb, was born. Stephen grew up on our family farm in Yankee Valley loving God’s creation. He loved animals and nature. Stephen always had time for friends and cousins who enjoyed roaming around the farm as boys along with the various family dogs, who often accompanied him on his adventures. Those adventures around the farm eventually grew into hikes at Little Red, quadding and snowmobiling with his kids Breeze and Bryson. Stephen was very proud of his children and wanted the best for them. He instilled his love of nature and music in them.

Stephen was a father, a son, a brother, an uncle, a cousin, a nephew and a friend. He found great joy in the company of friends and family, had a keen sense of humour and loved to make people laugh. He was incredibly intelligent. He had a gift to fix what was broken and enjoyed building many things.  Examples he will be remembered for by his kids include a play apparatus, sand boxes, tree swings, quinzhee shelters and hills of snow to slide on.

At his core Stephen was kind and gentle. He was physically big and strong, though in reality he was a softy who loved to snuggle.  Stephen developed a passion for hunting at an early age and was an excellent marksmen. He was also highly regarded in the construction industry whether it was managing the building of pipelines or helping with the project twinning the highway between Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Stephen had many great attributes, which we appreciate being reminded of in the messages we have received from friends and people who knew and loved him.

We are beyond devastated. Stephen struggled to deal with setbacks. As family members and the mother of his children were lost to tragedies it seemed as though addictions took a hold of him. Stephen’s final few years were devastating to witness and he was not the same person.

We never stopped loving you, Stephen. You will live in our hearts forever. We pray you are at peace with Grandma Opal and Papa Roy in Heaven. We grieve, yet find peace in God’s gift of Love.

An internment will happen at a later date when Stephen will be laid to rest at Honeywood Cemetery, near the Yankee Valley farm he loved.

If you choose, a fund for Stephen’s children, Breeze and Bryson, is being held in trust by Stephen’s siblings Shawn and Shannon, please make cheques payable to Shannon Schlamp and memo “In Trust for Breeze & Bryson”.

Stephen’s children ask that you listen to One Direction’s “Story of My Life”, and think of their Dad.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. -1 Corinthians 13:7-9

Joyce Yvonne Vermette

Joyce Yvonne Vermette was born in Tuberose Hospital, Saskatchewan, on October 25, 1940 to Eugene & Kathryn Vermette. She is survived by her siblings Elwyn (Marie), Enid (Gordon), Arnold (Evelyn) and Wayne (Marianne). She was predeceased by her Dad & Mom and sister-in-law LaVonne. She is also fondly remembered by nieces Katrina (Steve), Tonia(Kirk), Michelle (Dan), Leah (Chad), Julia and Marla (Mike); nephews Darrell, Dwayne (Erin), Michael (Angela), Daryl (Valancie), Kevin, Marcel (Jolie), Gavin (Pam), Tyson (Terra) and Marshall (Mallory) as well as 12 great-nephews and 9 great-nieces.

Yvonne spent the first 6 years of her schooling in Tuberose and then the rest of the time in Elrose except for a partial year at the convent in Rosetown. She attended Teachers’ College in Saskatoon and taught elementary school in Kyle for 3 years and then moved to Scarborough, Ontario where she taught until June of 1967. She attended Bible School at Briercrest, Saskatchewan, for 3 years followed by 4 years back in Ontario teaching in Guelph. In the summer of 1974 Yvonne moved to Grenville Chrisitian College near Brockville, Ontario where she taught until 2003. While there she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma stage 4 and had chemo treatments. She never tested positive again for cancer but needed both hips replaced.

Music has always been an important part of Yvonne’s life. She took piano lessons and learned to “play by ear’.  She learned to play the clarinet and the snare drum in the Elrose Band. With Dad on the banjo and Yvonne on the piano, we had many singalongs in our home. During her teaching career at Grenville, several of her recorder groups did well at music festivals. She was also part of Gilbert & Sullivan productions. She even wrote a musical about the history of Canada called “Carrying the Torch”, and had her school choirs perform it. Yvonne also enjoyed writing poetry.

When she returned to Saskatoon in 2009, she moved into Luther Tower where she started a choir which she continued to lead after moving to Luther Heights and started another choir there, travelling back and forth on Access Transit. While at the Tower, she also volunteered in the music program at nearby Brunskill Elementary School.

Yvonne enjoyed travelling and some of her adventures took her to Hawaii, Alaska, Europe and The Holy Land. She enjoyed entertaining people in the many places where she lived. In March 2019, Yvonne took up residence in Extendicare Nursing Home and was there until January 2020, when she moved into St. Ann’s Nursing Home. It was there that her health deteriorated to the point where she was unable to walk and then unable to feed herself. She endured a lot of physical pain but also experienced much joy in both locations. Even though she experienced confusion and loss of memory after her Alzheimer and vascular dementia diagnoses, she was very aware and able to converse with us until the end. Her final week was spent in St. Paul’s Hospital. The family is thankful for the excellent care she received at St. Paul’s as well as St. Ann’s and Extendicare.

Yvonne’s faith in and love for Jesus were the anchors in her life. She faithfully attended St. Stephen’s Anglican Church where she loved the worship, the Biblical teaching/preaching and the people. Yvonne participated in all of church life there. Many thanks to the loving and caring people at St. Stephen’s.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Ann’s Nursing Home 2910 Louise Street, Saskatoon, SK S7J 3L8 or St.Stephen’s Anglican Church 10 Grosvenor Crescent, Saskatoon, SK  S7J 2S2

Yvonne’s Funeral  Service will be on Oct 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Stephens Anglican Church.

If you would like to view the beautiful service that was held for Yvonne,  please use the link


Don Mantyka

Donald Leonard Mantyka            July 31, 1948 – September 27, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Don Mantyka.  He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Scott and Tina; his pride and joy grandchildren Bryn, Jaimyn and Denym; his sisters Joyce (Jim) and Elaine; his nieces Kim, Charma (Scott) and Joèl (Gregory); his great nieces and his dear friend Karen.  He also leaves behind countless friends and colleagues.

Don was predeceased by his son Chris, his parents Peter and Jean, and his brother-in-law Roger.

Don grew up in Saskatoon, attending Tech Collegiate.  He then went on to start his life-long career with the CN Railway, finally retiring after almost 40 years of service.  Don was also an entrepreneur.  He had many successful businesses over the years, most recently owning Vern’s Pizza and the Westley’s Jr. B Hockey Club.

Keeping busy running back and forth between the rink and the pizza store was his hobby.  He loved being part of both.  The rink was like a second home to him – any rink was.  He was a ‘coach’ to everyone he knew.  But what he loved the most was spending time with his grandchildren.  He would be at every game and practice.  Often being a chauffeur and always being the ‘fan-of-the-year’. He would be at every school event as well.  Whether at graduation or at the provincial finals, his cheer was always heard.  He was so proud of his grandchildren that he talked about them and their accomplishments non-stop.  Bryn, Jaimyn (J-bird as he always called her) and Denym were his passion.  He repeatedly said his life was complete because of them.

Don was the first to lend a hand, a dollar, or his advice to anyone who needed it.  He made sure everyone was looked after.  He’d drive around from house to house before bed making sure all his family’s vehicles were home and everyone was safe and sound. He loved being a big brother to Elaine and Joyce and adored being ‘Uncle Don’ to his nieces and their families.    He cherished family gatherings.  Don was the type of man to dress up as Santa for his two boys and his nieces, then eventually for his grandchildren.  He was so excited to give presents that he could barely make it to Christmas eve.  He loved to host backyard pool parties for his family and friends.  His fridge was always full and his pool was always hot.

Don was an incredible father, grandfather, brother, uncle, coach, and friend.  He was a true mentor both in business and in the hockey community.  This world was a fantastic place because of his generosity, his kindness and his presence.  He will be dearly missed by all.

As per Don’s wishes, we will be having a small private family gathering.  In lieu of a celebration please think of Don while you hug, appreciate, cherish and spend quality time with your family, teammates and friends.



Eileen Joan Necroche

September 8, 1969 – September 20, 2021

Eileen AKA Basas was the eighth child of 8 girls born to Max and Yvonne Desjarlais.

As the baby of the family, Basas was spoiled and she knew it too!! Basas ofter expressed her hurts and disappointments openly and freely.

Basas often expressed that her happiest moments in life were the births of her 3 beautiful children and then, the births of her 5 grandchildren.

Eileen achieved a bachelor of Education in 2001 from the U of S.  Although she had a degree, she moved home and worked on the Flying Dust Fire Suppression Crew for many years.  She then moved on to many other professions before she decided to finally try teaching.  Eileen recently started a new job with Flying Dust, working with the youth.  She enjoyed her new job immensely.

Eileen is predeceased by:

Sister Sarah Bear

Parents: Yvonne & Max Desjarlais

Aunts: Aunt Vicky Arnault, Aunt Elsie Mary Fair, Aunt Georgina Quintal

Grandparents: Grandmother Sarah Bear, Grandfather Max Quintal, Grandmother Rosa Bear, Grandfather Harry Desjarlais, Grandma Agnes Desjarlais, Grandfather Albert Merasty, Grandmother Marie Merasty

Eileen is survived by:

her Husband:  Garry Necroche,

Children: Kristen, Jaycee, and Donovan

3 Granddaughters: Kylene, Kaycee and Maycee, 2 Grandsons; Alonzo and Clive.

Sisters: Susan, Lillian (Richard Jackson), Delores (Joe McKay), Judy, Louise (Quincy Crookedneck), Geraldine (Gerry Cimerer),

Aunties: Annette Quintal, Elaine Catto (Malcolm), Judy Quintal,

and 14 nieces and 15 nephews.

Eileen will be very missed and loved by all.

Harold Munro

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Harold (Bud) Munro. 

Bud passed away peacefully and suddenly on September 20th at his home at the Yellowhead Manor in Langham.

Bud was born August 5th, 1949 to Jim and Shirley Munro. He spent his first four years in Radisson and then moved to Langham where the family operated Munro Shop-Rite. He graduated from WW Brown School and later went on to attend the University of Saskatchewan.

Bud headed off to MacKenzie for work, but ended up in Calgary working with George Bulitz until he started his own company with friend and partner, Eric Hansen. Perfection Roofing was well known and their hard work and can-do attitude brought them great success along with many stories of fun times. Bud loved Calgary for many reasons, most notably because he met his beautiful wife Karen there and it was home for them and their five children.

Bud was well loved. He was kind and a true friend who always looked for the good in people. His wit was unmatched and he could make just about anyone laugh. He loved reminiscing about old times and had the most incredible memory which made for excellent storytelling. He was so intelligent and took a great interest in history and movies. Had he had the opportunity, he could have easily been the all-time Jeopardy champion with all his knowledge! He spent many hours with his crosswords which kept his mind super sharp!

Bud was predeceased by his father James (Jim), his mother Shirley and his brother Dean. He is also joining many aunties, uncles, cousins and our special Grandma and Grandpa in heaven. He leaves to mourn Karen and their children Lynn (Glenn), Debbie (Jeff), Steven (Christine), Curtis (Tara) and Dean (Cheryl). Bud also leaves his precious grandchildren Christopher, Brayden , Nick, Amanda, Sam, Treyce and Ellis and great grandchild Jet. Also left to mourn are his loving sisters Karen (Bradley) Hunt and Sherry (Glen) Thiessen. His nephews Shawn Hunt, Dean Hunt and Donnie Munro and his niece Kristie Stefaniuk and their families will forever miss their Uncle Bud.

A very heartfelt thanks to Bud’s partner in crime and great friend, Harold Tallis as well as his sons Jordan, Trenton and Tyrone and their families who were very special to Bud. Words cannot express the gratitude for all of the love and happiness you gave to him

Bud’s final resting place will be in Borden with Mom, Dad and Dean. May he rest knowing he was loved and treasured.


Vernell Anne (Story) Beebe

Vernell Anne (Story) Beebe 59, passed away on September 16th, 2021, at St. Paul’s hospital, Saskatoon SK after three years of declining health.  Vernell is predeceased by her parents Anne and William Story, her uncle Creston Joseph Story and her ex-husband Richard Beebe. She is survived by her long-time friend and caregiver, George Flett.

Vernell was born March 31st, 1962, in Spiritwood growing up on a farm close to nature where she developed a true love of animals. Vernell completed a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina on October 21st 2000. However, if asked, her greatest accomplishment was raising her children. Vernell is lovingly remembered by her four children, twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Roxanne (Micheal Scott): Nicholas, Cassandra; Virginia (Rob Harlingten): Jada, Emery; Jalynn (Matthew Brown): Autumn, and Easton; Tyler (Jessie Bryngelson): Jackson, Elizabeth, Connor, Susie-Lynn, Madison, and Emma. Vernell’s great grandchildren: Koda, Rosamond, and Kayl (Jada and Julian Bird’s children). Lovingly survived by her siblings Debbie (Daniel Laventure), Kevin Story (Darlene Nash), Patricia (Vance McEwen), Edith (Greg Johnstone) and William Story along with numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She will be missed by many close friends and those who not only looked to her for guidance but for inspiration to be themselves.

Due to the increase of Covid-19 cases a memorial service will be held at a later date. Feel free to share condolences, thoughts, and memories here for others to enjoy learning about Vernell and to celebrate her life. Thank you.

Reginald Gerard “Gerry” MacDonald

The sudden passing of Reginald Gerard “Gerry” MacDonald occurred in Martensville, SK, Friday, September 3, 2021. He was 72 years old.

Born in Charlottetown, PEI, he was the son of the late Reginald and Eunice MacDonald.  Gerard was also predeceased by his sister Christine Gregory and brother Peter MacDonald. Gerard will be remembered by his son Kent (Terri Lynn Ford) MacDonald, and daughter Tracey (Clark Wood) Flynn.

Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren; Kennedy, Colby, Zachary, Hunter, Noah and Landon.

Gerard will also be remembered by his siblings; Rosemary Humphries, Jean Butcher, Juliette MacDonald, John (Marjolane) MacDonald and Wilhelmenia (Walter) Stevenson.

A private family service (by invitation only) will be held at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to the Saskatchewan SPCA

Beverley Joan Wildeman

Beverley Wildeman (Lepp).   March 11th, 1942- Sept 16th,2021

It is with great sadness we announce the passing away of Beverley (Bev) Wildeman (nee Lepp), at the age of 79 where she has now departed the canvas of this world.

A wife, mother and dearest friend to many, to whom she will be greatly missed.

Bev is survived by her husband, Wilf, 2 children in Calgary: her daughter, Kim Wildeman, son Kelly Wildeman (& Nancy Kamineski), along with many other close friends residing both near and far – many considered as her extended family.

Bev is  predeceased by her father, Bill Lepp,  sister, Marlene Kinash, and close family friend, Adam Kamineski.

Her passion in life touched all of those that surrounded her. This included many of her long-time career colleagues at The Hudson’s Bay Company where she spent many years serving the retail community.

Bev’s life on earth was like her palette – filled with vibrant colour….each stroke of her brush telling the most meaningful of stories. Her kind heart, wit, and ability to laugh at herself made everyone around her so comfortable. Family was the most precious gift to her, and was what she cherished most.

We find peace in knowing that she has been taken into the heavens where Bev will continue to add sunshine to the sky, and colour to the rainbows.

She, along with the aromas of her infamous cinnamon buns will never be forgotten.

Rest peacefully.

Love, Your Family


Norma Lemaigre

Norma was born June 5, 1974 in Ile-a-la Crosse, Sk, and passed away September 5, 2021 in Edmonton, AB.
She was very much loved and will be deeply missed by all how knew and loved her.
Our Sister, Mother and Grandmother , you will not be forgotten.
Norma is survived by:
her loving children;
Nadine (Glen), Natalie, Nakoda, & Nayden
Grandchildren; Nyxan, Taio
Sisters; Antoinette Janvier, Peggy (Peter) Lemaigre, Christopher, Chantel, Chad & Chadman; Doreen(Dan) Lemaigre, Adrian, Aiden, DJ, &  Adrianna;
Sheri (Paul) Lemaigre, Nicole & Nick
Brothers; Freddie (Gloria) Lemaigre, Ferris & Farrah; Brian (Delphine) Lemaigre, Dawn, Brian Jr.,Fernand, Mary, Travis, Trisha, and Trevor; Gilbert (Shirley) Lamaigre, Sheryl, Sheri, & Gilbert Jr.; Allister (Louise) Lemaigre,Lois, Melanie, & Jayran; Wally (Kathy) Lemaigre, Brandon, Kolan, & Ashton; Casey (Peggy)Lemaigre, Payton, Preston, Paige, Phoebe, & Pacey; Brent, Bree Lamaigre; Damian Lemaigre, and Fabien Lemaigre.
Predeceased by:
Daughter: Nikkie Lemaigre,
Parents; Edward & Cecile,
Sister: Irene,
Nephew: Charles,
Nieces; Savanah & Marie,
Alexander & Elsie Janvier, Celestin & Elise Lemaigre,
and numerous relatives.

George Hetterly

George was born to Clarence and Trudy Hetterly on September 4, 1950 in Yorkton and left us on September 10, 2021 at Central Haven Special Care Home in Saskatoon.

At age 5, George and his family moved to Saskatoon. He grew up with his siblings: Diane (Jake) Wiebe, Doug (Fern), Garth (Irene Schneider) and Susan (Andy) Landega on Wiggins Avenue. He attended Hugh Cairns, Aden Bowman and Walter Murray schools.

In July 1984 George married Terri (Wilson Zaleschuck). They lived in Saskatoon until August, 1997 when they moved to Martensville where they lived until December, 2020. Terri now resides in Saskatoon.

His life revolved around his daughter and granddaughter, Erin and Paige Franko and his family business of 44 years, First Filter Service. After his retirement in 2013 his passion was travelling in his 5th wheel trailer.

George was a self-taught “jack of all trades”. He would tackle anything related to cars, computers or houses.

In his early years, he enjoyed his involvement with Ken Gunn’s trotter race horses, skiing, motorbikes, and racing with the Saskatoon Sports Car Club.

He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Trudy Hetterly, sister Susan Landega and her son Curtis.

Due to Covid, there will be no service at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. We will update this tribute page when a date is decided.

Donations in his memory may be made to: Donate PSP Society of Canada or a favorite charity of your choice.

Murray Chetty

It is with great sadness that the family of Mariappa (Murray) Chetty announce his peaceful passing on Thursday September 9th, 2021 at Sherbrook Community Centre. Murray was born August 2nd, 1941 in the small mining village of By pro duct, South Africa to Chinappa and Adeema Chetty. Murray immigrated to Canada with his family in 1977 where he mainly resided in Prince Albert and then Saskatoon. Murray was dedicated to his family and friends, was a devout Christian and former Sunday school teacher in South Africa and an incredible hard-working man who was loved by all who knew him. His love of nature, photography, and electronics always came with stories everyone loved. Murray is survived by his children Donavan (Katherine), Gerald, and Veneece, grandchildren Taylor and Cole, his loving wife Therese, brother Sam (Angie), and sisters Maria and Kamala of South Africa. Also, numerous Nieces, Nephews, Step-children, and Step-grandchildren. Murray was predeceased by his parents Chinappa and Adeema Chetty, infant daughter Regina, brothers Pab, George, and John and sisters Chinma and Aneem. A Memorial Service will be held on September 25th, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Circle Drive Alliance Church.  For those unable to attend, you can watch the service at

James Anderson

James (Jim)Anderson  (Oct 17, 1937 to Sept 8, 2021) went to be with his Lord and Saviour.  He was predeceased by his parents and grandson, Delwyn Sherle. Jim is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jacquie Anderson; brother, Ron (Anne); sister, Noreen Kosik; son Dale (Heather); daughter Linda (Dan) Sherle; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.   He served in the Canadian Air Force for 20 years and worked for the government of Saskatchewan for 15 years. Jim had a lifelong passion for aircraft and flying. He will be missed by all those who love him. We ask that any donations made be directed to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services.

Byron Ens

Byron Ens was born June 22, 1978 in Saskatoon, SK. At an early age, Byron’s family moved to Langham, SK where he attended public school.  This is where he met Janet. During high school they became an item; you could not mention one name without including the other. This relationship grew stronger with each passing year and on November 6, 1999 he married his soul mate.

Following high school, Byron started his career in roofing. After learning the trade from his father-in-law, John Bueckert, Byron decided to become self-employed. He was a perfectionist, a hard worker and dedicated to his customers. He carried this passion for many years, then their world was turned upside down. Janet was diagnosed with MS. He managed to split his time between his career and the woman he cared so much for, often working late into the evening. Once Byron became ill, the roles were reversed and Janet would now become his caregiver alongside his mother.

Byron had a love for the outdoors, enjoying many great weekends at the lake fishing with friends and family. He had an appreciation for good food and was a great cook. His infectious smile, laughter and kindness had a way of drawing people to him. Having a big heart, he was able to be tender and caring. As the youngest sibling, Byron was known to be challenging at times, but that was part of his outstanding personality. He was always proud of his older brothers.

A couple of weeks prior to his passing, he had a conversation with his aunt. It was at that time, he brought Jesus back into his heart. There was a notable change in Byron.  He is now in Heaven, with a new body and free of any pain. His eyes are looking at Jesus.

This is our comforting grace knowing that he is living in a place so beautiful, we here on earth cannot fathom. Rest in peace as we know you are.

Byron passed away peacefully September 1, 2021. He is survived by: his loving wife of 21 years, Janet; his parents, Ron and Martha; his brothers, Carey (Debbie) and Warren (Shawna); mother in-law, Esther Bueckert; brother-in-law, Dennis (Angela) Bueckert; sister in-law, Dorothy (Hal) Dogniez; uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.


Ernest Bolton

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to announce the sudden, but peaceful, passing of Ernest Bolton at the age of 77 (1944-2021). Ernie was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer just a few weeks ago and spent his final days getting wonderful care by the palliative care team at St. Paul’s Hospital. Ernie is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Bolton, his two daughters Coral Nichols (Jeremy, Kaci, Ryley) and Robin Watt (Cameron, Marley, Sidney), his siblings Eileen Lewis, Allan (Lynn) Bolton, Lois (Jim) Bulbeck, Sylvia (Jim) McClinton, Murray (Laurie) Bolton as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Ernie spent his 40 year career working as an underground miner near Vanscoy. He had a true passion for physical labour!  Ernie enjoyed spending his winters down south at FOY where you could find him bobbing in the pool, playing shuffleboard, frisbee golf, and gleaning the fields to share with friends. In the summer he tended to his gardens, spent time on the boat fishing at Good Spirit Lake and watching his grandchildren play. He had a love for sports, knew every baseball game score, and loved to watch the Leafs. He will be remembered as a wise, humble, and gentle man. As his wishes were to forego a funeral, please make a toast, raise a glass and share some memories in remembrance of his kind soul.  Condolences/Tributes/Donations: In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Ernie’s name to the palliative care unit at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon.

Judy Riben

On Wednesday September 1st, 2021 @7pm Judy Riben got her Angel Wings. 

Surrounded by her family, in the comforts of home, we experienced our last supper with mom.   Instead of a table, we dined beside her at her bedside.  Shortly after, we experienced a Miracle as we watched her, in absolute silence,  ascend to Heaven.

The wisest person on the planet, the strongest person, and the most stubborn lady all in one is how to describe our beautiful and stunning mom.  She was also a grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunty, niece, cousin, co-worker, and friend.

Judy had the most tender loving heart, and an endless amount of compassion.

Her family was her life,  Farming was her passion, working within Homecare was her pleasure, and music on the Radio soothed her soul.

Judy adored her friends.  She loved her work and work-family with SHA Hafford & Blaine Lake Homecare.  Mom wished she could have had one more shift to come see all her co-workers and clients one last time; please know she did think of you all often.  Mom is likely taking a quick rest, and, once her sick-leave is done in March, 2022, mom said she would retire.  A heavenly retirement indeed…. but she said she won’t be resting long as she will be guiding us and reminding us all of truths, love, integrity, and the value of hard work. She plans to join us for coffee all the time.

Mom wanted everyone to remember to take your coffee break, stress less and do the best you can.

Blessings To:

  • All who knew and loved her…
  • All who worked with her…
  • All who helped care for her along this Journey….
  • All our friends and families…
  • All those to whom had the pleasure to sit with her at her dining table and have a meal, coffee, snacks, or dainties…
  • All who were privileged enough to join her in Conversation and hear her Laugh, see her Smile & listen to her Stories…

“Remember Judy the way the she was.” 

Judy was a true hero…. she spared “you” the pain, and thought of “you” often.

As per Judy’s wishes, a quiet Family Gathering has already occurred at her Farm on September 3rd.

We did it mom, just like you asked us to. Love you forever and ever. May God keep you in his tender & loving care. 

Thank you everyone. 

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