Obituaries / Life Stories

John Blake Chorney

John Chorney passed away peacefully on Monday May 22 2019 in Saskatoon,Sk. at the age of 83. John was born in Prince Albert, Sk. on March 26th, 1936 he was one of four boys. His work experience as a salesman lead him all over Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. John married the love of his life Margaret in Edmonton, Alberta on March 14 1959 and shared 60 wonderful and happy years together raising two great children. John is survived by his loving wife, Margaret, two children Sandra (Ben) Busch, Johnathon (Sylvia) Chorney, their four beautiful grand daughters Sarah (Matt) Hardy, Shantel (Casey) Kalika, Kennedy Chorney and Kaitlynn Chorney, and two wonderful great grand children Madison Hardy and Brandt Hardy. John was predeceased by his father Mike and mother Katherine and three brothers Bert, Stephan, and Joseph. John enjoyed reading, travelling, watching and attending all kinds of sports and enjoyed going for a round or two of golf with his family and friends, but most of all John enjoyed spending time with his family which meant the world to him. John will always be remembered for his infectious smile, outgoingness and willingness to help others. We love you and will miss you!

The Chorney family would like to thank the wonderful and hard working staff at Oliver Lodge located in Saskatoon, SK. for the exceptional care given to John during his time there.

A private family interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation at




Linda Kaye Homann

The family of Linda Kaye Homann  wish to announce the sudden passing of their beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon May 14, 2019 at the age of 75 years.
Linda was born in Fort William ON,  September 2, 1943 to Edna and George Matheson.
She married the love of her life Jack Homann on August 11, 1962. They resided in Marathon, ON until they moved to Prince Albert, SK and then onto Mackenzie, BC, Quesnel, BC and back to Prince Albert, SK, currently residing at Candle Lake, SK for the last 27 years.
Linda enjoyed their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and everyone else’s children. She hosted many sleepovers and family dinners. Entertaining was her thing. She had a passion for cooking (which everyone had a passion for her to do the cooking). Her home was always full of kids. She loved to camp and head south to Arizona in the winter, make perogies and knitted dishcloths for the family and friends. Linda never hesitated to tell you how she felt and offered her opinion and advice. Her grandchildren would say they were going to get a tongue lashing from Gram and they surely did when she felt it was needed. Did I mention, DOGS. She loved her dogs and took in a stray or two at times. No dog could ever want a better home than hers and Jacks. She enjoyed making toys from plastic canvas and afghans for her grandchildren. She loved to dance and sing and was the best person to call when you couldn’t remember a movie or a persons name. Linda filled the shoes as a surrogate mom, Gramma and Aunt to many people. She lovingly adopted many of her kids friends and treated them as one of her own.
She was commonly known as GiGi to her great grandchildren whom loved her beyond words.
She is survived by her children, Allan, Prince Albert SK, Krista(Glen), Spruce Grove, AB, Kim Sinnott(Mike) Parkland County, AB; Grandchildren,  Kieran, Jensen, Haille, Logan and Jacob, Darby-Lynne, Shelby and McKenzie, Kaitlyn, Matthew and Samantha; Great Grandchildren, Kayel, Rowan, Adler, Odin, Manon, Mattia, Vienna,  Marlee and Sullevyn; Siblings, Debbie Pawluk(Doug), Parkland County, AB, Gayle Lanteigne(Al), Nackawic, NB, Bonnie Schwantz, Marathon, ON, Doug Matheson(Janice), Owen Sound, ON; Sister-in -law, Bonnie Steeves,(Arnie), Thunder Bay, ON, Mike Homann(Pat), Marathon, ON; Numerous nephews and nieces and great nephews and nieces. Linda was predeceased by her parents, George and Edna Matheson and In-Laws John and Mary Homann.
There will be no service as per her request. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be at a later date. Donations can be made to any SPCA, Red Cross or charity of your choice.

Johanna Gertruuda Sherman “Anne”

Anne Sherman passed away on May 10, 2019 at the age of 85.

Born Johanna Ris in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on July 24, 1933, Anne endured the Second World War as a child.  She was the fourth of five children born to George and Johanna Ris. In 1953, she came to Canada, a country she loved.  She was proud to take her citizenship oath.  She married in 1955 and became the loving mother to three girls, Jacqueline (Joe) Nogier, Donna (Ed) Koolick and Deborah.  She was a devoted grandmother to Christina, John “Jamie”, Renee, Andrea, Christopher, Natasha and Ashley (who she raised), and great-grandmother to Larissa, Jessica, Owen, Drew, Riel, Mikayla, Grace, Rowan and Liam. Predeceased by her parents, brother George, sisters Bep and Truus, father-in-law James Sherman and mother-in-law Ann Sherman.

She is survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Frans in Holland and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lucas Daniel McDonald

It is with great sadness the family of Lucas Daniel McDonald, of Martensville, SK, announce his passing on April 30, 2019 at the age of 20 years.

Lucas was born on December 17, 1998 in Winnipeg, MB. He lived his early years and attended elementary school there. In 2007, his family relocated to Martensville, Sk. where he attended Venture Heights School and Martensville High School. Lucas was an avid gamer, including online gaming and had a great passion for the game of Magic The Gathering. Lucas loved music and loved to sing and dance. He was employed at Affiliated Auto.

Lucas is survived by his parents Dawn and Terry Hebert, his brother Jesse Graham and his longtime girlfriend Alexis Myrol; Grandma Kathy McDonald (Sam); Grandfather Gerald McDonald; Grandmother Irene Hebert (predeceased by Grandfather Aime Hebert).

Lucas will be forever remembered by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in the LifeStory Room at Cherished Memories, 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honour of Lucas may be directed to the Mental Health and Addictions Services, c/o Saskatoon Health Region, 310 Idylwyld Dr N #101, Saskatoon, SK S7L 0Z2.

Shirley Iris Lee

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Shirley Iris Lee (nee VonHagen) announces her peaceful passing two days shy of her 90th birthday. She is survived by four of her children Debbie Pearson (Jerry), Cyndy (Bill Brady), Brian, and Randy (Tammy) as well as 26 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 brothers and many extended family members.

Shirley is predeceased by her husband, Mervin, daughter Judy, sons Tim and Jeff.

Shirley was born in Minto, Manitoba and spend her childhood in various parts of Manitoba. She attended Normal school in Winnipeg and taught in rural teacherages in Manitoba. These were one-room school houses teaching grades one through twelve.  The conditions were difficult but Shirley loved it. She eventually accepted a teaching position near Nipawin, Sask. where she met and then married the love of her life, Mervin. They relocated to Saskatoon where they stayed and raised their family of seven children.

After raising her children, Shirley rejoined the workforce and enjoyed many years of employment at Canadian Tire on Confederation Drive.

Shirley had a keen sense of humour, was a lifelong learner, enjoyed gardening, was an avid Blue Jays fan and always had a special place for her many pets.

Dora May Almas (Nee Cawley)

Born May 30, 1927 and passed away peacefully April 25, 2019.

She will be greatly missed by her brother Richard Cawley; nieces Cheryl Hepworth and Shirley Almas; nephew’s Shawn Cawley and Tim Almas and her many friends.  Dora was predeceased by her husband Bernie Almas.

At Dora’s request no funeral service will be held.  Donations on her behalf can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society at 101 – 440 2nd Ave N, Saskatoon, SK., S7K 2C3.

Craig John Listen

We are heartbroken to announce that Craig John Listwin passed peacefully with his wife and children by his side in the morning of April 21, 2019 at St. Paul’s Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Craig courageously battled cancer for 16 months and inspired many people through his journey. Craig was born March 13, 1968 to Ron and Grace Listwin. He is survived by his wife Dena of 25 years, daughter Brooke, and son Jaxon, brother Todd (Tanya) and family, cousins Don (Hilary) Listwin and Louise Johnson and families, Garry (Sandra) Webb, Brad (Andrea) and family, as well as many cousins and friends. Craig grew up in Saskatoon where he attended Walter Murray Collegiate and the University of Saskatchewan, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce. Craig was a successful businessman, fulfilling his passion for entrepreneurship by owning and operating Mainstream Design Center. Craig’s favourite vacation places were Maui and the family cabin at Waskesiu. Craig was always a fierce supporter of Brooke and Jaxon’s, helping to empower and guide them through a variety of athletic, educational, and personal pursuits. Craig was a loving father, husband, and friend, and will forever be missed. We would also like to thank Dr. Werner Gericke, RUH Oncology, the Palliative home care team and the Palliative care unit for the wonderful care you provided Craig. A Celebration of Craig’s life will be held at the Willows Golf and Country Club in Saskatoon on May 5, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Listwin family to fund a memorial bench in Waskesiu in Craig’s honour.

Tom E Friesen



Tom E Friesen, of Saskatoon, SK.

(by his sister, Ruth Marlene Friesen)


Our brother, Tom Edwin Friesen, passed on to glory on April 12, 2019 after 67 years and 5 months of a rather difficult life.


He was born October 29, 1951, to Henry H. and Elizabeth (Kroeker) Friesen of Chortitz, later of Hague, Saskatchewan. Tom was the third child in a family of five siblings; Ruth, Ernie, Tom, Elsie, and Erma.


Finding school difficult, Tom dropped out after grade 6 to take a job as a farmhand on the Peter Z. Neudorf farm just outside of Hague. Later he moved on to work on other farms in other locations. He met Elaine Lewis, who told him that she would be happy to live on a farm too, and they were married on September 30, 1972. Shortly after he discovered that she had many allergies and that he would have to give up his dream of living and working on a farm.


They moved into Saskatoon, and for a while he cleaned floors in St. Paul’s Hospital. After some heart-searching he decided that he would like to be a farm equipment mechanic. But he discovered at Manpower that he would have to have his grade 10 to take the mechanics courses. Tom was motivated to take the upgrading first, then the mechanics’ courses. He did well in both levels of education.


Two daughters were born to them, Darlene on December 23, 1979, while they were in North Battleford, and Sharon on January 7, 1982. Unfortunately, the marriage broke up in divorce in 1997.


Tom battled with depression and very low self-esteem for a number of years. This seemed to be the cause of the loss of feeling in his legs, so that he had to settle into a wheelchair in 1987.  Gradually though, as he heard other’s share their testimonies of forgiveness and hope on Christian talk shows, and as he read certain books, he accepted things as they were, and he developed a comfortable routine of going to the Midtown Plaza for coffee, watching for old friends from Hague, and choosing godly attitudes and thoughts, he became more calm and peaceful.


There was a surprise period in 1999, when Tom woke up one night to find sensations coursing through his legs. He got up and paced around and around, trying to decide what this might mean. In the morning he called his pastor at Westgate Alliance, to ask what he should do. The pastor suggested Tom share what he was experiencing with the congregation.


When he got up out of his wheelchair on Sunday morning, and walked to the front, they gave him a standing ovation! The healing lasted 15 months. Tom even took some life skills courses and was preparing for a new job career. Then in December 2000 a letter came from the Government saying they were cutting off his Disability Pension. Tom felt so devastated that he fell to the floor and had to crawl on his hands and elbows to get to his apartment.


On May 6th of this year, Tom woke up about 3:30 am with a terrific pain in his back. He called an ambulance for himself, and was taken to St. Paul’s hospital, where they performed two cat scans. The doctors informed him that a major artery had a tear in the inner lining the whole length of his upper torso. There was really nothing they could do for him except to keep his blood pressure as low as possible so the blood vessel would be less likely to break open, causing him to bleed internally.


Tom was able to leave this earth quickly on April 12th, and go to join his parents, who predeceased him, and also his sister-in-law, Penny Friesen, in Winnipeg, who passed away on April 4th.


He leaves to mourn and miss him, his brother, Ernie, (Winnipeg, MB), and sisters, Ruth (Saskatoon), Elsie (Abbotsford, BC), and Erma (New Hamburg, ON). There are still two aunts on Dad’s side, Aunt Jessie Switzer, in Vancouver, BC, who is 99, and Aunt Jean Friesen in Toronto. There are two uncles left on Mom’s side to remember Tom as well, Uncle Isbrand Kroeker in Chilliwack, BC., and Uncle Henry & Aunt Frieda Kroeker in Castor, AB. Plus forty-four first cousins.


Tom is survived by two beloved daughters – Darlene and Sharon.


A service of remembrance will be planned for later, when family and relatives from a distance can come. You may contact Ruth if you want to be notified of the date and time.

Michael Paul Kuyek

Michael Paul Kuyek was predeceased by his parents, Steve and Elizabeth Kuyek; his grandparents, Theodore and Katherine Kuyek; Mike and Mary Lukas; and nephew, Evan Kuyek.

Michael is survived by his wife, Linda; his children and step-children, Ryan(Cheryl), Jenna(David), and Curtis in Winnipeg, Nicholas(Sam) and Nathan in Yorkton; numerous grandchildren; his brothers, Terry(Brenda), Bernie(Charlene); his sisters, Marion(Brian) Gnam, Barb(Elden) Kammer, Lena(Juergen) Bauer; and numerous nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles

Mike was born in Bralorne, BC. Then as a young boy, his family moved to Regina, SK where he went to school. Mike’s first job was at Wester Clay, he then worked at Motorways, Co-op Dairy’s, Sysco and Federated Co-op.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the Martensville RCMP, the first responders, the Paramedics, and to the staff at the Royal University Hospital for the care of Mike.

Lynnette Doreen McGee

Lynnette McGee (née Fraser) died at St. Paul’s Hospital on April 12, 2019 in Saskatoon at the age of 81.

Lynn is survived by son Patrick (Joanne), daughter Valerie (Darren), and daughter-in-law Paulette; grandchildren Patricia, Spencer, Paul, and Michael; step-grandchildren Kelly, Crystal, Thomas, and Sarah; nephews Randy, Garnet, and nieces, Kerry and Holly. She is preceded in death by husband, Harold, son David, and her brother Morley.

Lynn was born on May 4, 1937 in Saskatoon. She was one of a kind!  Lynn loved to read and learn, and was especially proud of her Social Work (U of R) and Bachelor of Arts (U of S) degrees.  She treasured her grandchildren and gave them the joy of reading and learning. Early in her career, she worked in different social work positions for the Federal and Provincial governments.  She finished her career with her dream job at the Saskatoon Public Library where we can all picture her reading to children.  She was also proud of her role at the library as a union representative advocating for staff.  Lynn enjoyed trips to Hawaii and Las Vegas and always wanted to go back.  She loved Tom Jones (“What’s new Pussycat”), ice-cream, and books!

The family is very grateful to Lynn’s friends who visited her while she was at Stensrud Lodge. In addition, we thank the staff of Stensrud Lodge for Lynn’s care. Mom loved and lived by the Dylan Thomas poem “Do not go gentle into that good night”. In lieu of flowers, hug your loved ones. Lynn has requested that no service be held, but a gathering of friends and family will be held at a later date. If Mom were here today reading this, she would say “May I have a copy of that?”


Geraldine (Bell) Hoffman

January 23, 1930 ~ April 2, 2019

It is with sadness the family of Gerry Hoffman announce her passing on April 2, 2019 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will be held on June 8, 2019. Details to follow. Condolences may be left at

Dennis Malcolm Hunter

Our father passed away peacefully on March 31, 2019 with family by his side. Dad was born October 18, 1934 at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina to Vern and Muriel (Benrud) Hunter. He spent his earlier years on the family farm near Hawarden before moving to Hanley. Their farm was known as Hunter’s Corner, a place where neighbours gathered to have a haircut and catch up on the local news. He joined the Cubs, Scouts, was confirmed in the Hanley Lutheran Church and excelled in small town sports.  During his high school years, he took summer jobs including 3 seasons with the Dept. of Highways.  In 1951 he met the love of his life, “Murn” (Muriel Kermeen). They were married on December 11, 1954. Dad was always interested in the great outdoors and so applied to the first Conservation Officer training school in Prince Albert, graduating in 1953. His first posting was Uranium City, a new and bustling mining town. This was the beginning of a rich and exciting career. Caribou, dog sleds, bush planes, barges, ice roads, bombardiers were all new experiences for a prairie boy. Every trip made with a bombardier was an adrenalin rush as ice thickness and currents were constantly changing. Department staff  played many roles in the north: checking commercial fishing operations, trapper activity, search and rescue, emergency trips to the outpost hospitals for the nurses with patients, monitoring timber operations, forest fire suppression, first responders, accommodating travel for many which was treacherous at times, to name just a few.
Dad then had several transfers: Buffalo Narrows, Sandy Bay, Cumberland House. Cumberland was a community he had many fond memories of including organizing a men’s indigenous hockey team that played in The Pas, Carrot River, White Fox – all travels made by bombardier. The many bombardier trips for his work, the DNR radios limiting communication, and the close calls that he survived, including flying his own plane for years, made for some exciting storytelling, a gift he had mastered. Our family moved many times during Dad’s career – starting out as a Conservation Officer, Park Superintendent, and finally as Director of Northern Field Services,” the best job in the world”. All of his postings were a challenge but being Superintendent at Duck Mt. (Madge Lake) Prov. Park was one of his favorites. It was a popular beautiful Park with a wide variety of wildlife including bears. The work he loved enriched the lives of his family and taught his children many of life lessons. Dad’s retirement hobbies were being involved in four small businesses – one with his wife called “The Trophy World” in Moose Jaw. Dad was always there for his family and his friends and for strangers. He loved life and lived it to his fullest enjoying golfing and curling in his spare time. He was a selfless human being that even in his last few days, his biggest concern was that the love of his life was well cared for and that his family continue the bonding they enjoy today.
This wonderful father, husband, Grandpa and friend is on his last field trip – no need to pack a lunch “Murn”. Dad was predeceased by his parents Vern and Muriel , sister Wynnie Anderson and brother Jim, brother-in-law Jim Kermeen, sisters-in-law Enid Schafer and Margaret Fitzgerald, Dad is being ushered into his next life by his wife of 64 years Muriel, son Bill (Pauline), daughter Deb (John), daughter Kim (Leigh), son Ken (Lora), his grandchildren Derek, Adam (Desiree), Ryan (Vida), Kirsten, Jennifer (Bobby), Linsi (Jordon), Matt, Kate, Jocelyn, Casie, Chelsey (Carson), Garrett (Lori), Coty, Tanner and Cade, great grandchildren Elise, Lincoln, Isabelle, Sophie, Caden, Lorne and Sam, sister Leone Bohrson, brother Robert (Vale), sisters-in-law Valborg and Pat.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hanley Lutheran Church or SPCA would be welcomed. Many thanks to the Saskatoon Palliative Home Care and St. Paul’s Palliative Care Unit for their support.

Crematory services are entrusted to Cherished Memories of Martensville Sk. (306-242-7888) with a private ceremony to be held at a later date.

Michael Garry Skolney “Mike”

Michael “Mike” Garry Skolney born and raised in the Wishart area passed away on March 25, 2019. A beloved father, gido, partner, brother and son. His role as gido was one he did not take lightly which showed how excited he was every moment he shared with his grand boys. It took courage and confidence to be such an expressive, honest man such as Mike. His firm handshakes and comforting hugs made him a love-able man to be around. His laughter will be unforgettable and the memories irreplaceable. His love of farming will live on at his home quarter in the Wishart area. Please join us on June 16, 2019 from 11-2 at the Wishart hall to celebrate the life of Mike.

Natalie Rothery

October 3, 1937 – March 22, 2019

The family of Natalie Rothery sadly announces her passing.  She is lovingly remembered by her husband Ted Rothery; daughters, Sharon (Bob) Rittinger and Sherry Wiebe; sons Dwayne (Laureen) Rothery and Randy Rothery; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Iris (Patrick) Meehan; brothers, Ernie (Carrie) Kalynka and Terry Kalynka; sister-in-law, Eileen Kalynka; brothers-in-law Mike (Leslie Tutty) Rothery and Bob (Lynn) Rothery; and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother Ron Kalynka and her parents Dmytro and Jennie Kalynka.

Throughout working life that included cooking and related food preparation, sewing drapery, and production line work in fabricating fibre optic cable. Natalie was always a popular worker and valued for doing good work and doing it efficiently.  When forced to take early retirement because of poor health, she happily continued using her talents knitting and sewing for the benefit of her grandkids.

At Natalie’s request there will not be a formal funeral.  A private family memorial service will take place at a later date.

We would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff on the Palliative Care ward in St. Paul’s Hospital.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


Bradley Michael Brinsky

Brad was taken from us far too soon on March 21st, 2019 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  As this was the day to celebrate his birth of life, it is now a day we also will celebrate his day of death.  He leaves to mourn his daughters Kelly (Greg) Plante, Brianne Zolmer and step-daughter Kristen Plante; grandchildren Kayda, Ashaya, Monica, Rocky Jr. and Chase; his pride and joy Chubby and Nella ~ his cats; sisters, Sidney Brinsky and Debbie Brinsky; brothers, Phillip Brinsky, Randy Brinsky and Cliffton Thibault; special friends Marc Plante and Brenda Bird, Jack Crouch, Tony Wolitski, Carl Ziegler, Gerianne Hayden, Drake Thomson, Art and Marilyn Torrie; and numerous other family and friends.

He is predeceased by his mother Eva Brinsky; father August Brinsky; nephew Jordy Olson; and his special friends Monique Plante and Louise Plante.

Celebration of life in the Life Story Room at Cherished Memories Funeral Services in Martensville, SK. was on Sunday March 24th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m

Frederick George Wood

It is with great sadness the Family of Frederick George Wood announces his sudden passing on Tuesday March 19th2019 at the age of 53. Fred is survived by his caring father, younger siblings and his nephew. Fred had many interests like Army Cadets as a youth, martial arts and followed Buddhist teachings. My fondest memories were being a troublesome little brother and walks to 7-11 on hot summer day. We will not be holding an service and ask that any donations go to the Canadian Mental Health I encourage you to try the Buddhist Meditation Centre of Saskatoon or you can make a donation to them

Lance Edward Kerslake

Lance Edward Kerslake passed quietly away Saturday March 16th, 2019 surrounded by the family he loved and who loved him deeply. Lance was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 25th, 1955, to Ernest and Anne Kerslake, who farmed at Dinsmore, Saskatchewan. In 1964, the family moved to a Fleming Saskatchewan farm, where Lance attended school in Fleming and Moosomin, Sask.
Fifth in a family of four girls and two boys, he was affectionately dubbed “Lancie Boy,” by his mother. He loved dogs particularly, but it was not unusual to see a small kitten crawl out of his jacket!
Never one to avoid challenges and risks, as a young adult Lance had many adventures living and working in a variety of places. He lived for some time in Texas where he enjoyed the southwest culture and weather. His last decades were spent in Saskatoon, including 19 years with his partner Rena and his son Max.
Always a very social guy, kind and generous, Lance enjoyed friends and family. He had a long history with Amigos Cantina, enjoying friends, the music and playing pool. He collected and played music of all genres, and it was a challenge to best him at Trivial Pursuit…we rarely did! He loved crosswords and kept abreast with current affairs, often having hot debates regarding politics and the state of the world overall. His last working years spent at the Granite curling club were the most satisfying of his career.
In addition to his partner Rena Montgomerie, Lance is survived by his son Max Breceda-Kerslake, sisters Shirley Cannon (Barry), Diane McDougall (Fredy), Linda Kerslake (Ross Lynd), Shelley Kerslake (James Gallant), and brother Howard Kerslake (Michelle Poth).
He was a larger than life uncle to Lisa, Cory, Scott, Stephen, Chris, Greg, Michael and Kaylea. Six great nieces and nephews will miss for not knowing him longer.
Lance’s last nine months were faithfully and lovingly supported by his partner Rena, and supplemented by Medavie Community Paramedics Home Hydration Program as well as Home Care Palliative Care in Saskatoon. Rena, the Montgomerie family and the Kerslake family wish to express their deep gratitude for those kind and generous services. In addition, huge thanks to staff of St. Paul’s palliative care ward.

In Memory of Lance Kerslake, a memorial donation may be made to: Medavie Health Services, Community Paramedic Program c/o Andrew Williamson.
A celebration of Lance’s life will be held: June 1, 2019 3pm – 6pm Amigo’s Cantina 806 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon, Sk.

Leslie Marven Link

Leslie Marven Link passed away on March 15, 2019 in Saskatoon, SK. Leslie was born in Beechy, SK on September 17, 1934, the son of Jack and Marie Link. Leslie was the beloved husband of his wife and best friend of 57 years, Lynn. He is survived by his children Catherine (Walter), Martin (Fran), Barbara, Michael (Michelle), Robert (Elsa); grandchildren Chris (Amie), Nicole, Alex, Elycia, Zachary, Nicole, Bailey; and great-grandchildren Morgan and Ryan. He is also survived by his two sisters, brother, two sisters in-law and brother in-law, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He will be remembered lovingly by close family friendMaridee,Lynn’s sister Pat, and their families. Leslie was an avid sports fan, especially of the Toronto Maple Leafs. As per Leslie’s request, a private family service was held in his remembrance.

Elva Beth Taylor

Elva Beth Taylor (Barrons) of Saskatoon, May 24, 1937, beloved wife of David Charles Taylor, passed away peacefully in Saskatoon on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

Elva was predeceased by daughter Cindy Copeland, son in law Roy Yorgason, parents Joseph & Ruby and brother Mervyn. She is survived by husband David, daughters Donita, Lori, Kim, son Trent, sister Audrey and extended families.

Elva was born in Swift Current, SK. and raised in Neville, SK where she met and married David Taylor, June 30, 1956. The couple relocated to Saskatoon where they continued to reside, raising their family of five and enjoyed being grandparents.

Elva had various positions outside the family home.  She excelled as a Tupperware Manager winning many sales awards. She (and David) were also charter members of the Rambling Rovers Trailer Club and spent many summers travelling and camping with club members. Elva’s focus and dedication to baton twirling and the SBTA led to induction to Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame, 2015, Builder for Baton Twirling.

Family expresses thanks to various staff as she journeyed through levels of required care.

Celebration of life will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 1:30pm at the McClure United Church, 4025 Taylor Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H 5N7. Phone (306)373-1753


Joy Lynne Anderson

Joy Lynne Anderson (nee Fredlund) passed from this life on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon at the age of 69. She spent her final days surrounded by her family.

Joy was born on December 9th, 1949 in Whitewood, SK. She was the youngest of seven children, born to Rubert and Lois Fredlund. Surviving siblings are Sonia, Jo Ann, Milton, Alden, Duane, and Vince.

Joy married the love of her life, Garry Anderson, on January 11th, 1968. They celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary this year.

Joy and Garry were blessed with three wonderful children, Donna (Robby), Duane, and Darla (Conrad), and 7 beautiful grandchildren Delanie, Michael, Brianna, Jessica, Zane, Sarah and Hunter.

Some of Joys’ favourite things included watching curling, doing puzzles, gardening, antiques, and conversations with friends (Lois). She had a passion for her work as a Certified General Accountant. A moment of great personal pride for her was receiving the Governor Generals Award after graduating with the highest marks in Canada.

She will be forever missed.

Joy’s family will be celebrating her life with a private memorial at a later date.

In lieu of flowers/gifts to honour Joy, please direct your donations to Parkinson’s research. #110 – 2103 Airport Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7L 6W2.

Photo Credit: Artist Sarah Anderson (granddaughter)

 A Gift from Joy, created in 2009. A picture is worth a thousand words. 

Please click on link below to watch video.


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