Obituaries / Life Stories

Earl Nelson

It is with great sadness yet relief that we announce the passing of Earl Nelson in Saskatoon on July 24, 2021 at the age of 80 years. Earl was born July 7, 1941 in Saskatoon. He grew up in Arborfield where he attended Ravenhurst School and completed his education at Arborfield School. He met his wife of 52 years Joan in Arborfield where they raised their 4 children on the family farm. They later moved to Slave Lake where Joan sadly passed in 2016.

He was pre-deceased by his parents Ed and Freda Nelson, survived by his siblings Lloyd Nelson (Joyce), Jalene Gustafson and Daryl Prokop as well as his four children Chris Nelson (Janet), Brad Nelson (Gail), Sheryl Normore (Danny), Jeremy and their families. While living in Saskatoon Earl met his soulmate Estelle while doing what he loved – dancing at one of the local centers. He spent 5+ years on Bill and Dorothy’s farm which he enjoyed immensely.

Earl lived a simple but full life and he was very passionate about his family. He loved farming, music, dancing, singing, camping and being a cowboy. No matter where Earl went he made fast friends and was loved by all. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Clementine Savage

Clementine “Clem” Savage    May 22, 1933 – July 22, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Clem Savage, on July 22, 2021.  Clem was born to Kenneth and Elsie McNern on May 22, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan.  She lived with her parents and brothers there as young children until she and her brothers moved to Winnipeg MB where they lived with an aunt.

In Winnipeg, Clem met her husband.  They raised six children as their life together took them from Winnipeg to Hamiota, MB, and then to Addis Abbab, Ethiopia.  When they returned to Canada in 1955, after 3 years in Ethiopia, they landed in Toronto, ON, before moving to Saskatoon in 1962.  Mom lived the remainder of her life in Saskatoon.

Clem loved to travel and enjoyed summer vacations with family from east to west coasts, visiting family and friends.  She loved to explore new places.  Her love of adventure led to building the family cabin at Jan Lake.  Wherever she roamed, she loved the water, being in it, on it, or beside it.  From an early age she learned to paddle a canoe.  Canoeing was always a joy and became a memory that brought her much comfort in her final months.  Clem enjoyed putting things together, be it wood construction, food preparation, sewing and knitting, or keeping her home.  At home or in the car she would often sing her favorite songs and hymns.  She loved to read and learn and tell others about what she was discovering. At an early age, Clem gave her life to God and her faith was very important to her right to the end.

Clem was predeceased by her father and mother, her brothers Ken and Jim, and her granddaughter (Elizabeth, 1997).  She is lovingly remembered by her six children and spouses, sons Roger (Pat) Savage, Jim Savage (Sig Fritz), and Robert (Treva) Savage; and daughters Judy (Reg) Pope, Ruth Savage, and Joan Savage.  She will also be sadly missed by her grandchildren Kristen Savage, Laura Savage, Daniel Savage, Amanda (Cory) Jacobson, Tasha Savage, Reuben Savage, Christopher Pope, Frances Pope, Brendan Savage (Olaf), and Arwen Savage (Thom) and, and her five great-grandchildren.

We extend our deep appreciation to and thanks for the devotion of her daughter Joan and the support of other family members, which enabled Clem to remain at home to the very end.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Manitoba Pioneer Camp,

Celebration of Life will be at Cherished Memories Funeral Home on 28 July at 11:00AM.  The family will be holding a private graveside service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory in Martensville.

Ruth Ann Evenson

Ruth Ann Evenson

May 6, 1926 – July 17, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ruth Ann Evenson (nee Fryer) on July 17, 2021 at the age of 95.

Ruth was pre-deceased in 1993 by her husband Lloyd Donald Evenson, the love of her life, as well as her parents Malcolm and Nina Fryer (nee Clark) and her brothers and sister-in-laws Frank and Sheila Fryer and Charles and Claire Fryer.

Ruth will be greatly missed by her three children, Barry (Daniela), Brad (Julie), and Adele Levine; her eight grandchildren and their partners: Devin Evenson (Susan) and Rob Evenson (Bailey Harris), Leza Mondaca, Jill Mohan (Mike), April Cator (Kyle), Sara Pander (Jonny), Brock Levine (Ashley), Nicole Levine and her partner Peter; and her eight great-grandchildren: Koen and Macy Evenson, Asher and Holden Evenson, Matias and Mila Mondaca, Olivia Mohan and Ayden Cator; and her lifelong friend Ruth Wolfe.

Ruth was born in Sutherland, Saskatchewan, the youngest of three children.  Mom said of her childhood that “My family was considered poor but we made the most of it by picking berries, swimming, and fishing”.   Most families faced similar challenges during the Depression.

As a child, Ruth enjoyed taking the train to spend time with her Grandma and Grandpa Clark and her uncles (especially Uncle Frank) on the farm at Dundurn.  She was very proud of her Blackley and Clark ancestors who in 1884 settled in the Blackley District east of Saskatoon and eventually in Dundurn.  She helped compile “The Fryer Family Album” depicting her family heritage.

Ruth was an accomplished knitter, who could carry on a conversation as she efficiently knit sweaters, christening gowns, mitts and socks.  Her knitting skills were honed during World War II, making many pairs of socks for servicemen.

Ruth attended Albert Elementary School and graduated from Nutana Collegiate.  She was always very proud of her schools and attended several Nutana reunions with her brother Charlie.   She then completed a bookkeeping and commercial typing course before working in the office at TM Ball Lumber.

Ruth often told the story of her first attempt at making a pie in her late teens. It was a total failure.  She buried the blob of dough intended to be the crust in the garden.  A dog dug it up and brought it to the house for all to see.   Over the years Ruth refined her baking skills becoming legendary for her apple, pumpkin and Saskatoon berry pies, peanut butter cookies and shortbread.  Her pie crust was always incredibly flaky.

Ruth met Lloyd in early 1948 at a dance.  She knew he was the “one” for her.   In June 1949, they married in the front yard of her parents’ home on 13th Street.  They spent their honeymoon in Edmonton at the CNR MacDonald Hotel.

Ruth perfected her seamstress skills early in her life, sewing most of her cloths.  She put her skills to good use.  Just before Ruth’s wedding, the dress shop caught fire and her wedding dress was destroyed.  She purchased material, a pattern and sewed a new wedding dress in time for her wedding.  She went on to sew wedding dresses for her daughter and two daughter-in-laws.

In 1952, Ruth and Lloyd purchased their first home with the arrival of their first child, Barry.   They renovated the small house and hand dug a basement.   It was at that time that Ruth and Lloyd met Ruth and Ray Wolfe.   The two Ruth’s became life long friends.

In 1955, Ruth and Lloyd moved once again, this time in anticipation of the arrival of their second son, Brad.   They purchased a brand new 700 square foot house on York Avenue.   Ruth said it was ‘out in the country” with cows in the backyard and mud everywhere.   Ruth easily fit into the neighbourhood and made many life long friends.

The family again moved with the arrival of Adele.  This time they purchased a 1080 square foot new house on Porteous Crescent.  At last there was enough room for the family.  Ruth put her creative and decorating skills to work over the next forty years decorating, painting and wall papering their home, keeping pace with the changing styles.  She became an avid gardener producing large quantities of vegetables for the winter and decorated the yard with an assortment of bedding plants

In 1964 Ruth went to work at Central Drugs.  Later with the building of Market Mall, Ruth worked for Ricki’s and later became the manager of the Factory clothing store.  Her career in fashion retailing extended over three decades.

Ruth was always fashion conscious and had her own flair.  Working at Market Mall exposed her to the latest styles.  She loved to dress for parties, social events, visiting friends and attending dances.  Ruth and Lloyd were incredible dancers especially when they jived.  They were in total sync.  They enjoyed entertaining and lived life to the fullest.

As their children grew older and left home, Ruth and Lloyd took advantage of their freedom and began to travel.   They vacationed in Hawaii and California, and cruised in the Caribbean.  They enjoyed bus tours to different casinos in western Canada and the northern USA.

Lloyd’s failing health in the early 1990’s necessitated a triple bypass that went wrong.  During his two-month recovery in intensive care, Ruth entered a Colgate toothpaste contest.  She won the grand prize – a Caribbean Cruise for two.  They took their last cruise together a year later.

Lloyd passed in December 1993, leaving Ruth to live the next 28 years by herself.  She continued to enjoy bus tours, bingo, garage sales, and helping family and friends where she could.  She visited her brothers Frank in Saskatchewan and Charlie in BC.  She spent several Christmases with Barry’s family in Winnipeg.

Ruth enjoyed hosting family gathering, celebrating birthdays, having sleepovers with her grandchildren, her grand dogs and cats, reading, and spending time at the cabin.   She was famous for her angel food birthday cakes, jellied salads, baking, and bright sparkly outfits.

Ruth’s last major trip occurred on her 90th birthday when she, her children and their spouses met for five days in Las Vegas.   She was in her glory.  Her stay was highlighted when she won a $400 jackpot on her last spin before returning home to Saskatoon.   Ruth’s stay was capped off when the taxi company substituted a limousine for a cab.  She was ecstatic at receiving such royal treatment.

Ruth suffered from failing health when she was 92 necessitating leaving her apartment for Stensrud Lodge.

We sincerely thank the caring staff at Stensrud Lodge, especially Rose whose kindness and friendship is very much appreciated.

A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at a later date.




Julia Bonderoff

Julia Bonderoff (Nesdoly) July 3, 1928- July 20, 2021

The passing of Julia Bonderoff occurred at Langham Care Home on July 20, 2021 at the age of 93.

Julia was born in Blaine Lake, SK on July 3, 1928.  She married John Bonderoff on October 20, 1945, and they farmed in the Arelee area until retirement to Saskatoon in 1974.

Julia was predeceased by her husband John in December of 2012.

She is lovingly remembered by their daughter Shirley (Calvin), son Wayne (Elaine), brother Don (Joan), five grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

A private family gathering will be held.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory Inc.

Delbert Schroh

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Delbert Schroh, on July 20, 2021.

Del was born in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan and lived on the family farm in the Luseland area until the age of 9, when the family moved to the Grandora district to run a dairy farm.

In 1958, Del met the love of his life Irene Somers. They married in 1960, and spent 60 wonderful years together.   They settled in Saskatoon raising their family there.  Del had many interests.  Playing guitar, singing, dancing, hunting, fishing gardening and travel to name a few.  He and Irene spent many winters in Arizona soaking up the hot sun, where he also enjoyed playing for jams.  Del loved getting together with friends of whom he had many, both in Canada and United States.  His greatest love was spending time with his family.

Del was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He leaves behind to mourn his son Duane (Val) Schroh; daughter Darla (Kevin) Finley; grandchildren Shari (Mike) Fisher; Daryl (Shantel) Schroh; Tori Finley; Alia Finley; Troy Finley; and great grandchildren Carter and Emmett Fisher; and Noah and Emily Schroh; brother Mike; sisters Rita, Jean, Marcy; brother-in-law Ray, and sister-in-law Grace.

Del was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years Irene; his parents Michael and Miranda Schroh; brothers – Richard, Dan and John; brothers-in-law Merle Crockett and Bill Zaitzoff;  Sisters-in-law – Gloria, Linda and Carla Schroh

Funeral to be held at Cherished Memories in Martensville on Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 11:00 am.  Internment to follow at Wheatfield Cemetery, Perdue.

Those wanting to join the service can log into :

In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation in memory of Delbert Schroh be made to:

 Wheatfield Cemetery

c/o Vivian Eaton

Box 187

Perdue, SK S0K 3L0


Denise Cooper

COOPER, Denise (Deni)(Hallatt)

July 30, 1935-July 14, 2021

It is with the heaviest of hearts that the family announces the passing of our Beautiful, Sweet Momma, Nana, Gigi, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Mom to all and very dear friend and neighbour.  Mom passed away on July 14, 2021 with family by her side at Glengarda Hospice.  Mom was predeceased by her husband Bob in 2013, both of her parents who were forever her shining lights and her little sister and brother-in-law Jan & Larry in 1971.  She is survived by her brother David, her son Doug(Gabrielle), their daughter Adrienne(Jason), her daughter Kathy(Simon), Kathy’s children Anthony(Dusty) and Ashley(Jason), her daughter Karen(Tim), their children Nichole, Nathan(Michelle), Alexandra, Luke(Amber), her daughter Janet(Keith), and their daughters Jenna & Julia and 10 Great Grandchildren, Brooke, Maia, Jerik, Lana, Reece, Nevaeh, Hannah & Isabel, Ethan & Oliver. She is also survived by 4 beautiful nieces, Nancy(John), Penny, Judy(Mark) and Cheryl(Aaron) and their children. Mom was the most loving, caring, giving human being that walked the face of the earth.  There was no person or animal she didn’t welcome in to her home with open loving arms.  Our friends were her kids and she cherished the times whenever they came to visit.  She had so much love in her heart and shared it with all she knew.  Mom had a wonderful career with Sasktel, Turanich Acquisitions and many years of volunteer work with Child Find Saskatchewan which she enjoyed so much.  Our hearts are broken and our family circle will never be the same again.  The family wishes to thank The Hospice at Glengarda and the amazing Nurses, Care Partners, all staff and Doctors for the unbelievable love and care they showed to our Mom.  We are so grateful for the time Mom was able to be in their amazing care.  The special care, dignity and respect they showed our Mom was beyond what we could ever imagine.  At the request of our Mom, a small gathering will be held at a later date.

If anyone would like to make a donation to the Saskatoon SPCA to honour Mom’s love of animals in lieu of flowers or to The Hospice at Glengarda please feel free to do so.

Jason Lawrence Welker

Jason Lawrence Welker was born on September 16, 1976 in Saskatoon at St. Paul’s Hospital. Jason attended Victoria Elementary School and Nutana High School. He worked a few different jobs over the years but the food industry happened to be his thing and where he found his knack for cooking. Most recently Jason was very determined on receiving his Grade 12 Diploma and even more recently landed a job for a Landscaping Company that he was very proud of. Jason and Amy met in November of 2012 and were inseparable ever since. Jason was loving, kind, caring, funny, sarcastic, witty, stubborn, protective and very outspoken. Whenever you needed him, he never hesitated to help and was the type of guy that would give the shirt off his back. Jason passed suddenly on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the age of 44 years. He is survived by Amy and her son Jayden; Jason’s daughter Tanis, Mother Susan, Father Larry, sister Mary-Jean; in-laws Mark and Maureen Nazar; Chelsea and Brendan Sowa; nieces Maryjo, Jessica, Erica and nephew Jordan; along with his great nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and close friends that cared deeply for him. Jason was predeceased by his Grandparents Clayton and Shirley Welker; Grandparents Don and Margareta Ross; cousin Darren Belcourt; aunty Jodie Welker and uncle Roger Ross.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021 in Cherished Memories Funeral Chapel, 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville. For those unable to attend in person, you are welcome to join us virtually at:

Donations may be made to the Saskatoon Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital or to the Saskatoon SPCA in Jason’s name.

Antoinette “Annette” Lillian Ward (Reiber)

June 4, 1933 – July 13, 2021

We are very saddened to announce the passing of our mom, Annette Ward.  She will be greatly missed by her daughters Laurie McNabb (Gary) and Janice Sawatsky (Ray).  She was immensely proud of her 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren: Sheldon McNabb (Suzanne), Chase, Jaslyn; Trever McNabb (Christine), Avery, Shea; Darin McNabb (Jennifer), Kari, Hunter; Chandra Clark (Cory), Maicy, Beckam; Taneil Holinaty (Zenon), Emerie, Liviana; Kelsey Rebryna (Mitchell); Matthew Sawatsky (Kurtis Pratt).

Annette is also survived by her sister Betty Ann Dunlap, brother Peter Reiber (Sylvia), brother-in-law Tommy Ward, along with many nieces and nephews and their families.

Mom was predeceased by her husband Elof Ward, son Donald Ward, sister and brother-in-law Rita and Tommy Powell, brother-in-law Tom Dunlap, parents Anna and Andrew Reiber and many of the Ward relatives.

After finishing high school, Annette trained at St Paul’s as a lab technician.  This was a career she loved but did not stay in as she soon became a farmer’s wife, mother, and homemaker.  She was also a long-time resident of the Vanscoy Community.  Some of her many interests included painting, crafting, golfing, fishing, and playing cards with her friends.  She always had time for her routine phone calls from some of her closest friends such as Nancy Sparrow, Eleanor Guina, Joyce Richmond, and Evalene Sanders – just to mention a few.

Mom loved gardening, she would organize and direct the planting of a large yearly vegetable garden.  She also took great joy in watching her flower beds blossom, particularly her lilies which are all tagged and labelled.  She shared this joy with her grandson Matthew who cross pollinated some of her favourite lilies.  Mom was able to enjoy one of these new creations this year which Matthew proudly named ‘Lilly Antoinette’.

Annette will be dearly missed.

As per Annette’s wishes, there will be no funeral services.


Lyndon Carter Urquiza

It is with great sorrow the family of Lyndon Carter Urquiza announce his call to glory March 26, 2021, in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Lyndon was born February 14, 2001 in Saskatoon, SK.  He was the best Valentine’s gift from God we could have asked for.  From the time he was a little boy he was curious of all things, how they worked, what made them tick and how best to take them “APART”.  He loved building Legos, dinosaurs and “MONKEYS”.

From an early age Lyndon attended Sunday School at Salvation Army Temple and in 2008 became a Junior Soldier dedicating his life to following Christ. Lyndon enjoyed many activities during his growing up years; music camp, video games, family birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions where family and friends gathered. His most favourite pastime was “FOOD”-eating it, learning how to make it; cookies, cakes, desserts. We enjoyed preparing meals together.

He loved learning, loved reading history and debating. As Lyndon grew, he learned to love the sport of soccer, and played for several years with Hollandia Soccer Club.

Lyndon attended Caswell (Pre-K) and Brownell Elementary, upon finishing grade 8, he went to high school at Marion Graham Collegiate.

At the age of 19 he moved to Kamloops B.C. where he was actively pursuing additional education and training to enhance his life.

Lyndon was a compassionate soul and was friendly to all who met him on his short journey in life.

He was a son, brother, grandson, uncle, and friend. He leaves to forever miss him; his parents Hernan & Cindy Urquiza, sisters Morgan Urquiza (Kiel Witt), Heidi (Kyle Wilkin)- Leduc and Lorena Urquiza (Chad); nephews Nathan & Preston Wilkin; niece Spencer Wilkin; grandparents Carol Sinclair (Peter Stachiw), Harold Gabrielson, Burton Sinclair; special cousin Howard Ramsey; Uncle Mike Geauvrea; Auntie Charmaine Ens and his church Family -Saskatoon Temple Salvation Army, many Family & Friends.

Until we see you again, we love & miss you.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Salvation Army Beaver Creek Camp.

All family and friends are invited to celebrate Lyndon’s Life,  Saturday, July 10 at 11am at the Saskatoon Salvation Army Temple, 38 Bateman Cres, Saskatoon. Service conducted by Majors Donald and Donna Bladen.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory Inc.





Phillip Jean-Marie Paul

Phillip had the most beautiful smile and his laugh was contagious.  He had such a kind heart and would give you the shirt off his back.  He had such a love for life, but he lost his battle to addictions.  You are finally at peace son.
Phillip is survived by:
Mom-  Dawn Paul
Dad-  Dean Janz
Grandfather Eugene Janz, Sister Brittney Janz, Uncle Carl and Auntie Loretta Paul, Auntie Trudy McDowell, Auntie Brenda Paul, Auntie EmileZaritsky,Uncle Keith Janz, Uncle Morgan Janz, Uncle Dale Janz, Uncle Malcolm Travis, Uncle Shane Travis.
His special cousins: Nana, Dustin, Brody, Brady, Jamie, Destiny, Joshua, Stephanie, Heather and Jamie Lee.
His special friends: Garth Kroeger, Trent Robert, Airies Ratt, Biz, Whitney Sjogren and Trevor Anderson
He is predeceased by his Grandparents Bertha & Bill McNeil, Grandma Judy Janz, Great Grandpa Bernard Paul, Grandpa James Travis and his Uncle Brad McDowell
 Phillip grew up in Prince Albert, Sk.  He played baseball and was a cub member.  He wrestled and won gold in his division in the Saskatchewan Indigenous Winter Games. He boxed and then starting fighting MMA. He loved playing guitar, making rap music and fishing. He loved his pets Meiko and Shintockcha so much. He loved his family dearly and missed his Grandma Bertha so much, now you are together again.   Phillip had this bright light about him and he was a magnificent son.  We will miss you so much PJ, Philly, Albino the Rhino.  Till we meet again love.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory Inc.

Frank Plessl

PLESSL, Frank Herman
April 21, 1964 – June 29, 2021

It is with broken hearts we sadly announce that our Dad, Frank has suddenly and unexpectedly passed away.
Frank was born in Wolseley, SK and died in Saskatoon, SK.
Frank spent his life working hard. He practiced his trade with skill and quality craftsmanship as he was incredibly
talented. The only thing Frank did harder than working was loving his children. They were his whole world! Everything
he did, he did for them.
You could always find Frank with a new project on the go. Be it building a new shed, dwelling, or some sort of new
shop. When he wasn’t building something you could find him making sausage and jerky in his meat shop.
Frank’s proudest accomplishment was building the most beautiful home at Emma Lake, SK for himself and his children to
spend endless weekends with their friends and family. Frank welcomed everyone into his home with arms open wide.
Frank gave and gave wholeheartedly and never asked or wanted anything in return. You will find numerous homes and
cabins that Frank constructed for people in Emma Lake and surrounding areas which are a testament to his talent and
When he wasn’t working and allowed himself to have some down time Frank loved to spend it out on the lake ice
fishing, snowmobiling, playing cards or kicking butt playing foosball. Frank quit drinking almost three years ago and he
was proud of himself for that.
Frank is predeceased by his parents, Anna and Josef Plessl, his nephews Mitchell and Tyler Plessl, his brother in law Jim
Thomas and his best friend Bernard Enns.
Frank is survived by his beloved children Amanda, Dalton, and Jessica. His son in law Jordan Davis and his precious
granddaughter Alexis Knight. Frank is also survived by his dear friend and mother of his children, Jane.
Frank is survived by his siblings Anita and Glen and family, Walter and Bev and family, Shirley and family, Gord and Lori
and family, Joanne and family, Chris and Lisa and family.
Many aunts, uncles, cousins and way too many friends to mention by name also survive Frank.
The family would like to thank the ICU staff at both Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert and St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon,
SK. They would also like to thank STARS Air Ambulance.
In lieu of flowers as tokens of remembrance, the family would appreciate donations made to the Victoria Hospital in
Prince Albert.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Cherished Memories Funeral Home in Martensville, SK.

A Celebration of Frank’s Life will take place at Cherished Memories Funeral Home,  August 5th, 2021 at 1pm. The Celebration is open to anyone but if you cannot make it please join us via live steam if you wish at

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and for everything you did for us while you were here on earth.
We will love you and miss you forever Dad/Grandpa!
Rest in Peace.

Connie Jessen

Connie F. Jessen of Saskatoon passed away on June 27, 2021, at age 55 after complications from surgery. Connie was born to the marriage of Doug & Eileen on July 15, 1966, in Regina. Connie had several jobs throughout her life but her favorite was being her own boss after she started her own company in 2014.

Connie is survived by; her 3 children Leah Berke (Riley), Jay Jessen (Matt Firchau),and Trenton Jessen (Jessica), her Dad Doug (Bonnie), her brother Calvin (Nicole), her sister Tammy (Steve), and countless aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She is predeceased by Her Morther Eileen Forbes, Stepdad Don Forbes, as well as, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Her grandchildren Kali, Mallory, Elexis, Kaelyn, Gavin, Lachlan, and Ava meant the world to her, and she loved to spend time with them. She would spend hours making gifts for each of them.  Although she loved all her grandchildren Lachlan was HER baby as she would say.

Jamie Camsell

Jamie Charles Camsell left us far to soon on June 22, 2021.  He leaves behind his loving family; daughter Keirah, Brother Harley (Rachelle), nephew Chase, Mother and Father Eileen and Harley, Grandma Peggy, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and all extended family that his big heart collected. He goes to join his two Grandpas (Chris and Frank), Grandma Mary, his uncle (Marshall) and cousins (Michelle, Jocelyn and Jaqueline).

Jamie was born in Uranium City in 1981 and the family moved to Shell Lake shortly after his first birthday.  He started school there and moved to Martensville in grade 3 where he went on to graduate from MHS.  Jamie then moved to Saskatoon, where he worked many jobs and met Brytanie and had his beautiful daughter Keirah.  He started work at R&H in 2005 and went on to complete his Journeyman Truck and Transport Mechanic.

His real love was fixing cars which he did right till the end, as many of you well know.  Jamie was a person who had amazing talents, from being a journeyman mechanic, trampolining, gymnastics and taking care of his friends.  He was hardworking, kind and always proud of his daughter.

There will be a private memorial held for family on Sunday.  For those who cannot make the service or because of the size restrictions here are two links to join us at 2:00 pm on Sunday June 27, 2021. Arranged through Martens Warman Funeral Home and the family have arranged streaming through Jamie Camsell Service

In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to Prairie Harm Reduction in his name.

Service arrangements have been entrusted to Martens Warman Funeral Home.

Janys McGinnis

It is with great sadness that the family of Janys McGinnis (born Anderson) announce her passing on June 19th, 2021. Janys was born October 13th, 1964, daughter to Betty and Ed Anderson.

She attended school at MBCI in The Pas, Manitoba and completed her Registered Nursing Diploma at Grace General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba. After working in Winnipeg and The Pas Hospitals, she relocated to Saskatoon where she had been working at both City Hospital and Royal University Hospital. Her caring and compassionate personality lent well to her chosen career.

Janys took great pride in raising her children and loved the time she spent with her granddaughters. She was extremely organized in every aspect of her life and found every opportunity to host family dinners and celebrations.

Janys began riding horses at the age of 5, developing a passion for horseback riding and barrel racing which continued throughout her life. Many awards were won including beautiful buckles which were proudly displayed in her home. Janys’ artistic flair led to many hobbies including scrapbooking, gardening and handicrafts. She loved camping and thrived on travelling with family and friends.

Janys will be deeply missed by her husband Ron; her son Rylan(Dani); daughter Kaitlyn(Stephen); parents Betty and Ed; sisters Sheri(Joe), Diane(Dave) and brother Daryl(Connie); nieces Taylor, Alyssa(Connor), Madison, Emily and Brooke and nephews Jacob(Ula) and Liam; and granddaughters Atiana and Oceanna.

A celebration of Janys’ life will be held at 10:30am on Monday June 28th, 2021 at Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church, Saskatoon.

Everyone is welcome to join us via live stream at

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory Inc.

Garry Hubert Connolly

Garry Hubert Connolly

June 19th, 1952-June 19th, 2021

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Garry Connolly at 69 years of age, from Martensville, Sk after his courageous battle with cancer.

Garry leaves many to cherish his memory. His loving Wife and Soul Mate Karen.

His Children; Sean, Crystal (Jim) Pearson, Danielle (Demetrius) Terleski. Grandchildren; Andrew (Ryan) Wiebe, Jonathan Wiebe, Trevor Wiebe, Tyler Terleski, and Shanice Terleski. Brothers; Wayne (Helen) Connolly, Guy (Gloria) Connolly, Brian Connolly, Dale (Linda) Connolly, Wade (Carol) Connolly, Sister Miarina (Curtis) Halcro, and Brother Jeff Connolly, In-laws; Diane (Art) Pederson, Elaine (Lorne) Forbister, Margaret (Cal) Busch, George Walker, and Paul (Vicki) Walker. As well as many Nephews, Nieces, and Friends.

Garry was preceded in death by his Father Hubert, Mother Gertrude, Brother Kevin, Mother and Father in-Law George and Hilly Walker, Brother in-Law George Busch, Sister in-Law Wendy Connolly, Nephews; Brad Forbister and Steve Connolly, and Niece Brandy Busch.

Garry was born and raised in Prince Albert where he met his wife Karen. They moved to Saskatoon for a short time before settling in Martensville for 38 years. He worked in the Auto Body Business until retiring from Five Star Truck Collision Centre at the age of 65.

Garry’s greatest love was his family.  He was also passionate for fishing, curling, and anything Star Wars. He enjoyed tinkering in the garage on his 1970 Cougar, and woodworking.

We would like to express our gratitude to the palliative care staff at St. Paul’s Hospital for making Garry’s last days so comfortable.

Funeral arrangements will be set for a later date.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory Inc.

James Clayton Pruden

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mr. Clayton Pruden, age 79 years just short of his 80thbirthday, occurred on Friday, June 18, 2021 at RUH in Saskatoon. Clayton will be missed by his daughters Roxy (Rod) Johnston, Kerri (Mike) Fedyk, Son Kelly (Michelle LeClair) Pruden, Son Jimmy Pruden and daughter Prairie Dawn Pruden. He is also survived by his Grandchildren Michael Flegel (Katie) Flegel and great grandchild, Zac Flegel, and grandson Clarke Flegel.  Grandson Kyle Bjornson (Steph Pink) and granddaughter Jenna Bjornson. Grandson: Clayton Charles Pruden (Samantha) and Great granddaughter Isla Pruden, Granddaughter Courtney Pruden and Great grandsons, Jordon, Zacharia and Deacon Brown.

He is predeceased by his parents, James Pruden, Mother Agnes (Nupdal) Pruden, infant sisters and his beloved sister Donna Lee St. Louis. And many of his favourite Uncles and cousins.

Clayton was born on July 2, 1941 at Quill Lake, SK to James and Agnes (Nupdal) Pruden. He took his schooling in Wynyard, and in 1958 joined the Armed Forces and was in the PPCLI regiment. He was proud to be part of the PPCLI and of his father and uncle’s war time efforts. After being honourably discharged he eventually returned to the place he loved, the farm. He was also a talented and sought-after Welder and spent many years working industrial construction sites across Canada and the United States.

Clayton was a proud Metis man with a love for his horses and family history. He was most happy tending to his horses and being on his land. He was a passionate defender of Metis rights, land and protection of environment. The flooding and destruction of his land and that of his neighbours broke his heart and he fought for this land till his last days.

Clayton was a storyteller. He would regale you with old Metis tales of his dad and his uncle Tom trapping, hunting but most of all the mischief they would get up to! He always had stories about the good old days, including the Riel Rebellion and days long gone. He grew up in a tight knit family with Uncles, aunts and cousins that he missed dearly. The stories that came from that era are second to none!  You sometimes felt like you were listening to a Wild West show. He was also very proud of his Icelandic heritage and cared very deeply for his Icelandic relatives.

Although he lived alone, he was never lonely, he had many friends who would stop out and visit him. For those that knew him, he loved to have a good time and his unique and infectious laugh could be heard in a crowded room. Clayton was the kind of guy that people loved to talk to. He had a kind heart and would give you the shirt off his back or help his fellow man when they needed it.

Dad, we love you and will miss you. What gives us solace is that you are at peace. We can see you laughing and visiting with all of your loved ones and now regaling them with all of the antics you got up to after they went on to the Spirit World!  Forever in our hearts, you are definitely one of a kind.

A service will be held July 10, 2021, at the Royal Canadian Legion  #101 Branch, 202 3rd St E, Wynyard, SK at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory.

Paul Joseph Bec

In loving memory of Paul Joseph Bec, born April 28, 1947 at Edam, SK, and passed away June 16, 2021, at his home in Martensville, SK. surrounded by family.

He is survived by his loving wife Linn, his three children; Jimmy, Lisa and Jason, and step-children Ryan, David and Karen.   Paul also leaves behind ten grandchildren, and his brother Roger.

As Paul loved rocks, the family is asking that anyone who plans on attending the funeral bring a special rock to be placed on his casket.

Special thank you to the loving care and support provided by the Cancer Clinic staff, Dr.N Iqbal, Dr. A.Walker, Palliative Care, Home Care nursing staff, the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Martensville, and Father Peter Ebidero of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.

The funeral will take place at 11:00am Monday June 21, at Martensville Cemetery.

Please make any donations to the Canadian Cancer Society

                       Arrangements have been entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services.

Mary Joyce Brown

Joyce Brown was the eldest and last survivor of the five children born to Bessie Mae (Pridmore) and Harry Alexander McDonald. Born in Kisbey, SK, Joyce grew up in Abbotsford, BC, where the family relocated to at the beginning of the Great Depression. After graduating from Normal School in 1949, Joyce began teaching on Langley Prairie where she met and married Ted Raymond Brown on Aug. 8, 1951. Although Joyce was born to be a teacher, she was required to stop teaching when she became pregnant the following year.

Ten years later a different school board was overjoyed to discover that a mother with 6 children under the age of 9 might agree to be the teacher in the one-room school on Denny Island, BC. The fact that her 3 school-aged children kept the school from closing due to insufficient enrolment, was surely part of the decision process. Joyce later taught in Ocean Falls, Bella Coola, and finally Langford on Vancouver Island, where she retired (briefly!) before taking up teaching again in Fort McMurray, AB, from where she retired a second time to Saskatoon.

Joyce was an active member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. In retirement, she and Ted served as missionaries in Mississauga, ON. After Ted’s death on September 21, 1998, Joyce lived for a few years in Parksville, BC, before returning to the Saskatoon area to live with son, David, and care for his young family.

Ever resourceful, hardworking, independent, and wise, Joyce passed peacefully in her sleep on June 3, 2021. She is survived by her seven children: Diane Rutledge, Tom (Kath) Brown, David Brown, Karen (Glen) Stranaghan, Arlene (Bill) Veenhof, Susan (Tony) Doig, and Mary-Ann (Gary) Tennent; 30 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

Per Joyce’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice is preferred.

Edna Moore

Edna Barbara Priscilla Weisbrod Moore passed away peacefully on June 2,2021.

Edna was born to William and Priscilla Weisbrod December 30,1931. In Markinch, Sk, Edna was the oldest of 5 children and her dad worked on the railroads so they lived in bunkhouses and moved often.

Edna was married twice and had 7 children from her first marriage to Kenneth Ridley was then divorced and later met Kenneth Moore the love of her life they met in Macklin Sk. They Fell in love where she knew he was her soulmate and they were together till the end when Ken passed away in 2010. They were married in 1974 and had 2 children. They continued their life together managing hotels in Mont Nebo, and Macdowall sk. They later moved to Saskatoon where Edna was a waitress in the Barry hotel after 14 years she retired moving to Mont Nebo. She loved to sew and play cards, loved spending time with family and enjoyed random road trips. She had the biggest heart and a huge sense of humour, for such a little lady she had a big and feisty personality.

Edna was predeceased by her parents William Weisbrod and Priscilla Williams Weisbrod, 2 siblings Emma Straughn and William Weisbrod. Edna’s 2 children Kenneth William Ridley and Elizabeth Louise Ridley Chodzicki.

Edna will be missed by her 7 children Elsie Anseeuw, Vivian (Harold) Thompson, David (Hazel) Ridley, Melvin (Rose) Ridley, Roger Ridley, David (Shelley) Moore, Barbara (Norm) Steel

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens on Monday, June 7th at 2:00pm

Donations can be sent to Alzheimer’s Society.

Ambrose Dyck

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, Ambrose James Dyck, passed away at home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at the age of 58, after a long struggle with his health.

Ambrose was born on June 14, 1962, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and later moved to Aberdeen, Saskatchewan with his family.  Although he spent the majority of his life between Saskatoon and Aberdeen, his work took him many different places across both Canada and the U.S. throughout his life.  He was a Red Seal Journeyman Millwright, and a Truck Driver, but as a jack-of-all-trades, he could do almost any job and do it well.

Ambrose had a passion for fishing and camping (and watching the “gube tube”), but his greatest love was for his family and friends.  While he might have been the most stubborn man to have ever existed on this earth, anyone he loved knew that he was a kind, understanding, and compassionate man and was always willing to help family or friends in need.  The absence of his unconditional love will be felt deeply by many, but the memory of his handsome grin, bright blue eyes, and playful (usually inappropriate) sense of humour will live on.

Ambrose was a loving son predeceased by his mother, Yvonne Dyck, and his father, Peter Dyck. He was a proud father and is survived by his three children, Jamie Yvonne Dyck, Terence James Dyck, and Amber (Matthew) Louise Hardy (Dyck), and six grandchildren, Alister Dyck-Kahle, Lukas Dyck-Kahle, Amelia Dyck, Clodagh Dyck-McNamee, Dominic Hardy, and Madison Hardy.  He was a brother, and is survived by his siblings, Howard Dyck, Judy (Marvin) Procyshyn, Wendy Lichtenwald, Tim (Renee) Dyck, Cliff (Tracy) Dyck, Buffy (Henry) Toy, and Jacob Dyck.  He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Bob Lichtenwald.  He was also a loving uncle and is survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

As per his request there will not be a viewing or funeral service, and instead a private celebration of life will be held.  In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association in Ambrose’s name.

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