Obituaries / Life Stories

Pam Ginther

March 19, 1973 – May 24, 2023

With deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of our dear Pam on May 24th, 2023.

Pam was a beloved wife to her husband Dwayne, Mom to Kaeln and Taylor, Stepmom to Logan, Temperance and Luke, Daughter to Gloria and Neil Durette and Andrew Hilkewich, sister to Roxanne (Dave) Hilkewich and Allison (Chris) Von Hagen.

Also left to mourn her loss is nephews Brandon, Nolan, Carter, Bretton and Wyatt, nieces Isabelle and Brooklyn. Mother-In-Law Linda, Sister-In-Law Chantel and Brother-In-Law Bradley and Steven.

Pam loved her family immensely and created special bonds with each of us. Pam wore a kind smile and would help anyone who needed it, she truly had the biggest heart. She loved the lake, fishing, hunting, hockey and made the best desserts.

A Come and Go Viewing will be held on Monday, May 29, 2023, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Cherished Memories, 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville.

Nella “Iris” Thomas

March 31st, 1925 – May 19th, 2023

In the late afternoon of May 19th, 2023, eight days after admittance to St. Paul’s Hospital, Iris died peacefully in her ‘home away from home’ in Palliative Care. Mourning her loss are her family: daughters Norma Emerson (Don); Paula Lucak (Norman); Bonnie Chapman (Philip Cameron); Pamela Chapman (Mike Burr); grandchildren: Jenny Emerson (Josh Goard-Baker); Clayton Emerson; Cade Salerno-Lucak (Cris); Cole Lucak (Michelle); Julia-Anne Morris (Geoff); Anne-Isabelle Cameron (Julien Simoni); and great-grandchildren: Lulu; Addie; Leo; Alejandro; Oran; Esme; and Arlo. Iris was predeceased by her sister June Bush; husbands Lorne Chapman; and Dr. Garth Thomas.

Iris was born in Briercrest Saskatchewan to Mary Isabelle (Norman) and Allister Lorne Barker. Her childhood included growing up through the Great Depression in Nipawin and Tisdale; which included painting on calendar pages with flower juice, loving the sound of the wind ‘sighing’ in the birch trees, the meadow larks singing her to school a mile and a half away, her cat Billy Boy, and her grandmother’s Gaelic lilt that made her and her sister June laugh. There were also winter adventures in her Dad’s truck with a warm stone at her feet; playing cards with close neighbours; and excelling in her schoolwork when not eating unset toffee out of jars with her best girlfriend Muriel Roach.

Iris came second in the only provincial university scholarship available, and, as there was no money for university, Iris’s first paying job was at a bank, and any ‘mad money’ she had was spent on clothes! One day the ‘new man in town’ entered the bank with his rakishly angled hat who read and recited Robbie Burn’s poetry to Iris on picnics. Iris married Lorne William Chapman July 2nd, 1948, in Caron, SK. They settled with their family in Tisdale where Lorne ran the Monarch Lumber Yard. After raising their four daughters in Tisdale, Prince Albert, and Saskatoon Iris returned to work in yard goods, cosmetics, and jewelry at Simpson Sears, tactfully easing the Christmas eve panic of husbands needing a gift for their wives! Iris’s hobbies included: interior design, painting, baking, sewing clothing and doll clothes beloved by her daughters, copper tooling, arranging flowers, square and round dancing, travel, attending operas, designing furniture that Lorne would build, and collecting large rocks for landscaping the yard that Lorne would roll on two 2×4’s into the trunk.

Iris revelled in her many circles of friends that included: a woman’s retreat group of 35 years; bridge parties; a painting group; and neighbourhood friendships. She also enjoyed ‘Whee Weekends’ with her four daughters for some 30 years.

Two years after Lorne’s passing, Iris was enthusiastically pursued by Dr. Garth Thomas, professor of mathematics at the University of Saskatchewan, remarrying at the age of 72. Iris once said, “A good marriage involves sharing, being open, trusting each other, and respect.” Far-flung travel adventures, BBQs with Garth’s first wonderful stepfamily, the Panchuks, Bridge, park walks, rescue cats, concerts, country drives, operas, crosswords, and books made up a rich life together.

Iris spent the last nine years of her life independently, in her ‘perch in the sky’ condominium on the North Saskatchewan River, marvelling in its constant seasonal activity and enjoying the unparalleled Saskatchewan living sky sunsets. She said the best thing about growing older was “people pamper me!” Iris was a loving, loyal, resilient, artistic, fun-loving, generous, adventurous, and quick-witted matriarch. Iris desired to remain in her own home until her passing, therefore, her devoted daughters interchangeably lived with Iris for the final three years of her life. She had no regrets, and her pearls of wisdom were, “Always tell the truth, and if there are times when the truth will be hurtful, trust your heart to guide your words.”

Thank you to the many people who cared for Iris in her home for her final three years, including Village Rose Service, Kim Zaleschuk, Chéri McPhillamey, Jen McClelland, and Tina Monz. Thank you to the compassionate and holistic St. Paul’s Palliative Care team.

There will be no Memorial Service at Iris’s request. Iris, believed strongly in giving back to community. She would delight in having you donate to Camp fYrefly, SPCA, the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan Inc., or a cause of your choice. You are dearly missed…we love you!


Michael Smith

October 11, 1981 ~ May 21, 2023

Mike was raised by amazing parents, Steve and Louise, in a community that embraced him over his 41 years.  Alongside him, his brother Russ was a huge part of his life and Mike thought the world of him.  Later in life he was able to connect with his other brother, Mike, and they built a strong bond despite their physical distance.

His passion for helping kids find a love for the game of hockey (and other sports) allowed him to connect not only with his own children, but with so many others.  Kids really looked up to him and listened.  Racing was brought into his life at an early age and continued throughout the years.  Being a part of a crew was always like a second family to him.  These people will forever be family.  His bond with friends was untouchable.

And his own family – Kristen, Drew, and Desmond – lost a father and a husband way too soon.  He loved beyond words.  You could see it in everything that he did and the way that he looked at them and supported them.  Many memories were made doing the things he loved – hockey, the cabin life, fishing, skiing, and so many more – but the greatest of all of these was doing everything with them and for them.  For this we are grateful.

Some things won’t be able to be erased from our memories – his genuineness, his love, and his infectious laugh.

His life was a blessing.  His memory a treasure. He is loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

Memorial Services for Mike will be held Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 2:00pm at the Northridge Centennial Community Centre, 901 3rd St N, Martensville, SK.

For anyone unable to attend the service, a livestream link has been set up at




Michael Bruce Pratt

August 15th, 1953 – May 16th, 2023.

Following a lengthy battle with illness and with eyes facing upward and forward, Michael Bruce Pratt, made the final journey to his forever home on May 16th, 2023 with family by his side.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Bobby; his daughter Kelsie and her husband Barry; his Belgian daughter, Katarina; his grandson Ben; his sisters Pat and her husband Marvin and Elsie and her husband Jim; his brothers Keith and his wife Irene, Carl and his wife Lorette, Don, and Syd and his wife Marlene; as well as many numerous nieces, nephews and friends including his Schuett family.

“Mike” was born in Vanderhoof, British Columbia and by all accounts was a pretty unforgettable character from the start. Full of life and always curious, he was a daydreamer and seeker of adventure. Anyone who knew him, knew that one of his favourite activities was to “stir the pot” and then enjoy the reactions that would follow.

Spending 4 months in Mexico with his wife Bobby back in 2019 was a highlight in his latter years. It was one of the last times where he felt healthy enough to enjoy beautiful weather as they spent much of their time walking and visiting together.

In his last months he was able to spend a September weekend with his immediate family to say goodbye.  Seeing every one of his siblings come together in one place to share such love and joy with him was a gift beyond measure that he carried for the rest of his days and beyond.

There will be no funeral service as Mike was able to personally say goodbye to his family when he knew he would be making this journey home. Thank you to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon for their tender care in his last days.

We hope now, in the clarity of eternity, that he is able to fully recognize how loveable and loved he is.

Steve Sedelnick

January 6, 1930 – May 17, 2023

On Wednesday May 17th, 2023, at the age of 93, Steve went to be with his Lord and Savior with his loved ones by his side.  He will be dearly missed.  Steve was predeceased by his parents John and Eva, brother Mike, sister Kate, brother Dempsey, and sister Mary.  Steve leaves behind his sister Olga, and many nieces and nephews and their families. Steve grew up on the family farm near Lizard Lake, Sask. Before moving to Sonningdale, Saskatchewan. Steve took over the family farm and had a long career of farming with his brother Dempsey until he retired.  Long after leaving the farm, Steve enjoyed growing fruits and vegetables in his garden and often helped other family members grow a garden of their own. If there was an unknown plant growing in your yard, Steve was able to identify it for you.  He was a true farmer through and through. Steve lived a simple life, always taking care of his family first.  Steve enjoyed going for coffee with his friends, and was very independent right until the end. He was well looked after by his neighbors and church family as they assisted him around his house to keep him at home until his passing.  Steve was a long time member of his church, Fairmont Baptist, and had many friends there.  Steve left this world at ease knowing that his salvation was secure.  Steve will be missed by all and touched many lives in his life. Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2023 at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon (please meet at the front gates at 9:45 a.m.). Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2023 at the Fairmont Baptist Church, 333 Fairmont Drive, Saskatoon. Cherished Memories Funeral Services in Martensville is honoured to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Sedelnick.

Elizabeth Ann Thorpe

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Anne Thorpe of Candle Lake, SK.  Elizabeth left this world on April 30,2023.

Liz was born Elizabeth Anne Rospad to Helen and Alexander Rospad on October 26, 1953 in Tisdale, SK.  She spent her first years in the tiny hamlet of Armley, SK.  In 1966 Liz, her mother and siblings moved to Nipawin, SK where they resided for many years.  Liz continued her education and graduated in 1971 from LP Miller Comprehensive High School in Nipawin.

After graduation Liz entered the work force and began a family raising three beautiful daughters.  The family lived in White Fox, SK until 1986. At that time Liz went back to school to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a registered nurse.  She successfully completed the RN course and graduated in 1988.  In 1989 Liz met the love of her life Danny Thorpe and they were married on October 5, 1991.  Danny welcomed the family life with Liz and her daughters with open arms.  Over the years of her nursing career she continued to further her education and went on to become a nurse practitioner.  Something that she was very proud of.  Liz had a varied and rewarding career and worked in many locations throughout northern Saskatchewan.  Liz was responsible for constructing and running the Candle Lake Health Clinic in the summer months for many years and it is still open to this day.  Her “wall of hooks” was her trophy wall and every one had a story to tell.  Prior to Liz’s retirement she was mentored by a very good friend and colleague Doctor Jan Moe to take over and run the Kinistino Health Clinic.  Liz was solely responsible for being in charge of the clinic and she loved it.

In 2012 Liz took an early retirement and was able to spend more time at her home at Candle Lake and with her family.  Family was most important to Liz, especially when the grandchildren came along.  Liz and Danny spend countless hours and put on many miles to go anywhere they could to watch their grandchildren play their sports or activities.  Gma and Gpa always made sure to make so many good memories.

Liz left a very lasting professional and profound impression on so many people throughout her life and career.  For those who knew Liz she was a straight forward, feisty and a straight shooter.  Liz was so caring, compassionate, empathetic, genuine and sincere.  She loved her family and she loved her career.  She will be forever loved and missed by so many.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents Helen and Alexander Rospad, her step father Art Stubbs and her brother Paul.
​​​​​​​Elizabeth is lovingly remembered and survived by her husband Danny of 33 years; her daughters Brandy (Robin) and Jolene (Sean); her grandchildren Braden, Shanna, Rylee, Zakary, Anthony, Adeline, Emily and Davina ; her brother Lawrence Rospad
She will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

“We love you so much and will miss you always”
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal”

Douglas M. Martyn

October 19, 1949 ~ May 6, 2023

Doug passed away peacefully at the age of 73. He leaves behind his loving wife, Joan; children Colleen (Anthony) Yuzwa, and Kurt Martyn and his partner Christine Tarasoff and her children; grandchildren Eleanor, Scarlett, and Harrison; sister Diane Earle, niece Christine (Tim) Hardy and their son Cole. As well as his MFC (My Favorite Cousins) Lesley and Stevo Tomporowski.

He was predeceased by his parents, Mel and Peggy Martyn, and nephew Wade Custer.

Doug was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on October 19, 1949. His family moved to Prince, Reynaud, Parkside, and Prince Albert, before settling in Saskatoon in 1966.

Doug began his long career at CN in 1968, working in every position from crew clerk to train master, before retiring in 2004.

Doug met the love of his life, Joan, in 1981. They married in May of 1983, sharing almost 40 wonderful years together.

Doug enjoyed tending his yard, road trips with Joan, spending time with his grandbabies, and was always glad to stop and chat with anyone walking by. He was well known for his incredible memory and great sense of humour.

He will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed enough to have known him. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made in memory of Doug Martyn to the Neurology Unit – Royal University Hospital Foundation 103 Hospital Drive Saskatoon, SK.

We all know Doug loved to tell stories and make others laugh. Please bring a Dougie story to share with us all at the Celebration of his Life, Monday, May 15, 2023, at 11:00 am at Cherished Memories Funeral Chapel, 591 Centennial Dr. N, Martensville, SK. For anyone unable to attend the service- a live stream has been set up at


Harold John Steckler

April 9, 1932 – May 6, 2023

It is with great sadness the family of Harold Steckler announce his passing at the Hospice at Glengarda on May 6, at the age of 91.

Harold was born in Elstow Saskatchewan in 1932.  He took his schooling in Allan Sk. and moved to Saskatoon at the age of 16 for employment.  He met Mary Roth while working in Saskatoon.  They married in 1952 and were married for 62 years until Mom’s death in 2014.

Dad had an entrepreneurial spirit, was a talented woodworker and enjoyed many hours creating intarsia projects upon his retirement.  He was also a talented builder and built their first home in Saskatoon, and in later years built the family cabin as well as a home at Wakaw Lake.

Dad was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be remembered by sons Brian (Alice), Bill (Gloria) grandsons Mark (Bobbi), Matthew (Stephanie), granddaughters Maeghan (Jared) and Breann, great-grandchildren Novak, Niko, Jack, Emily and Claire.

He is pre-deceased by his wife Mary and daughter Linda in 2014.

The family wishes to thank the exceptional care given at the Hospice at Glengarda for their compassion and kindness during Dad’s stay.  Thank you also to Pastor Roy Hewko for his support over the many years Mom and Dad attended his church.

Funeral service will be held at Preston Community Church at 2216 Preston Ave S. Saskatoon on May 12, 2023 at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dad’s memory may be made to the Hospice at Glengarda www/ or to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation – 1702-20th St. West Saskatoon Sk. S7M 0Z9.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Home.

James Richard Rowland

August 15, 1958 – May 5, 2023
James, Jamie, Jesse, Jim, Son, Brother, Husband, Dad, Papa, Uncle, Friend.
All of the names and titles you have had over your lifetime show all the ways you left your mark on this world.
We will miss you and love you always.
​​​​​​​Dad passed peacefully surrounded by the love of his family. His family will be planning a celebration of his life once we have had time to process and grieve.

Allan William Amos

March 5, 1952 ~ May 5, 2023

 On May 5th, 2023, the sun set on the extraordinary life of Al Amos, a beloved papa, father, husband, brother, and friend. At the age of 71, Al left behind a legacy that will forever be remembered and cherished by his family, friends, and anyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

Born on March 5th, 1952, in Oxbow, Saskatchewan to Gordon and Olive Amos. Al’s love for the land, nature, and the simple pleasures of life was instilled in him from a young age. He spent his days roaming the vast expanses of the countryside, cultivating his love for hunting and riding horses.

As he grew older, Al became a master storyteller. With the crackling warmth of a campfire, he would gather his friends and family around to share tales of adventure, love, and laughter. His stories were like the embers of the fire – igniting the imagination and warming the hearts of all who listened. These memories will continue to be passed down through generations, keeping Al’s spirit alive.

Al’s devotion to his family was unparalleled. He was a loving husband to his wife, Maggie, for over 30 years. The love and laughter that filled their home was a testament to the strong bond they shared.

His passion for hunting took him on many adventures, from tracking deer in the dense forests, pursuing Moose in the bush and endless hours of fishing. Al’s respect and admiration for the natural world was a lesson he imparted to all who accompanied him on these expeditions.

We invite you to celebrate Al’s life with us by sharing your favorite memories, stories, and adventures, Friday, May 12th, 2023, at 1:00pm at the Amos residence, Foam Lake, SK.  In the spirit of the man himself, let us remember him with laughter, love, and the knowledge that his spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

He is predeceased by his parents Gordon and Olive Amos his mother in law, Dorthea Davis and his brother in law James Davis. 

He leaves his loving wife Maggie to mourn his passing and cherish his memories. Along with his sister Lynn Keturakis, his son Bryan Walker, daughter Christina Palmer (Derek), Aidan Palmer, angel granddaughters Haley Tate (Marcus Bañez) and Sasha Hleck (Jose Mancia), along with his great grandchildren Aria and Matteo. He leaves behind his chosen siblings: Rusty and Beth Rusch with their family, David Hahn with his little darlings, Helen Topola, Brian Kuyek, Scott MacDonald and anyone who called him Uncle Al. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Legion in Al’s name, so that his love for his father and his own memory can be passed on to future generations.

Rest in peace, Al. Your spirit will ride forever in the hearts of your family and friends.

Denise Marie Irene Grimard

July 20, 1937 – May 6, 2023

Denise is survived by her loving children, her daughter Estelle Grimard-Best (Lucianus Best) and daughter Terlynne McKay, son Richard (Rick) Grimard (Debbie Yeo), their children Zoe (Ryan), Heidi and Roberta Grimard, daughter Yvonne Monks, her children Trevor Monks (Jodi) and children Mason and Brooklyn, Wendy Monks-Janzen (Wade) and children Sophia and Cameron, Sharlene Monks (Joel) and child Millie. Denise was predeceased by her parents, her husband Robert (Bob) in 2021, and their son Gerald in 2019. Denise was born in her parents first homestead in Bapaume on July 20, 1937. Denise was the eldest child, and she therefore was expected to be very responsible at a young age and helped cared for her younger siblings. She met Robert in November 1955, and on July 5, 1958, they were married. Denise was a hard worker and followed her career and education passions to the city. Denise’s love for Robert brought her to Prud’Homme, where they resided and started their family. In 1967, Denise and Robert decided to move to Saskatoon for a better life. Over the years, Denise loved gardening, especially tomatoes, knitting, making bread, canning, and baking, playing cards and sudokus, and spending time with her children, grand and great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, for friends and relatives 7:00 – 8:00 pm at Cherished Memories Chapel, 591, Centennial Drive N, Martensville, SK.  Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday May 13, 2023 at 10:30 am at Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Place in Saskatoon.  It will be live streamed at


Ian Steven Winslow Ledoux

August 13, 1990 – May 3, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ian Steven Winslow Ledoux on May 3, 2023.
Ian was born on August 13, 1990 in Saskatoon, SK.  Ian passed away peacefully with family by his side, along with his pet dog Buddy.
Ian loved camping at Pike Lake, going to Blades games, and concerts at Credit Union Centre.  Ian was kind,  passionate and caring and a good friend to everyone he met.
He will be greatly missed by his parents, Melvin Ridley, Veronica Ledoux, his brothers Matthew, Jose and Jared (Chrissy), his nephews; Bentley, Kyle, Jaxson and Corey, numerous aunties, uncles and friends.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2023 from 1:00 -7:00pm at Cherished Memories Chapel, 591 Centennial Drive N, Martensville, SK.
The  Wake will be held at the Duck Lake Legion Hall, Duck Lake, SK, at 2:00pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Celebration of Life will be at 1:00pm, Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Our Lady of Lourdes, St.Laurent Shrine.

Connor Kenneth Fox

Feb 19, 1995 to April 29, 2023

Connor’s contagious laugh and bright smile lit up every room he entered. He had a heart of gold and was loved deeply by everyone he encountered. His caring and kind nature left an everlasting impact on those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Connor is survived by his big sister, Mckara, and big brother Keith, who were the best siblings he could have asked for. He also leaves behind his devoted and loving mother, Jennifer, a thousand friends that he called family and his loving family

Ask anyone who knew Connor and they’ll likely have a funny story or memory to share. He was the life of the party and was always up for a good time. As Connor would say, he had some “deadly stories” to tell.

Connor was passionate about his friends and loved them like they were family. He was never shy about expressing his love and appreciation for them. Connor was also an aspiring heavy-duty mechanic, and he had plans to travel the world after moving to Calgary. He loved being outdoors, fishing, barbecuing, and he was always willing to lend a helping hand. Connor had an exceptional ability to fix anything just by looking at it.

There are no words to express how much Connor will be missed. His memory and cherished stories will live on forever. He will always hold a special place in everyone’s hearts. We love you, baby Conny.

Although Connor’s time with us was far too short, his spirit and love will remain with us always.

Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday,  May 3, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Cherished Memories Funeral Chapel, 591 Centennial Dr N, Martensville, SK.

In loving memory of Connor Kenneth Fox.  Forever Loved.

MaryAnn Kulpa

MaryAnn Kulpa passed away in Martensville, SK on Sunday, April 30, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathies may be shared at Service will be held Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 2:00pm at Cherished Memories Funeral Chapel, 591 Centennial Dr North, Martensville, SK. For anyone unable to attend the service, a live stream has been set up at

Eldon Andres

April 6, 1967 ~ April 25, 2023

Eldon Andres, beloved husband of Arlene, passed away unexpectedly on April 25, 2023.

Linda Mary Michalenko

July 25, 1949 ~ April 22, 2023

It is with profound sadness that the family of Linda Mary Michalenko announces her sudden passing, on April 22, 2023 at the age of 73.

Linda was predeceased by her parents Ralph and Esther Beckett. She was born in Saskatoon where she resided throughout her life. She met and married her first love Bernie Michalenko on October 19, 1968. Linda is survived by her husband of 54 years Bernie, and 3 loving children. Her son Dean (Colleen) grandchildren Jackson and Paige. Her daughter Kim (Sean) grandchildren Rylee, Kaitlyn and Baylie and her daughter Tanya (Mike) grandchild Drew (Ashliegh), as well as her beloved dog Bella.

Throughout their marriage, they built a life together in Saskatoon where they purchased a house on Steeves Ave where they resided for 46 years. Linda had a love for children. She made it a priority to be a stay-at-home mom for her 3 children. When they were grown, she decided she wasn’t done! She took on the responsibility of running a before and after-school program where she brought joy and love to all of her kids.

When her children were young, summers were usually spent at Sandy Bay Campground at Candle Lake. Many happy memories were made there with Bernie’s brother Terry and wife Libby, as well as their close friends Fay and Brian. Days were filled with boating, beach time, and cooking bush pies around the campfire while the sun set. Linda kept her love for lake life alive, enjoying her trips to Turtle Lake with Dean and his family, and back to Candle with Kim and her family. She was sure to bring her bush pie and card skills with her.

Linda found another joy and getaway when her daughter Tanya got married and moved to Texas. This became her annual destination where she could spend precious time with Tanya, and her newly acquired family. Mike was sure to have a new stop planned for her each time she arrived, so that every trip felt like a new one. She was embraced by her Texas family and enjoyed the break from the Saskatchewan weather in the warm Texas sun.

.Linda loved bowling and for many years she could be found with her friends, playing in a league at Fairhaven Bowl. She also had a love of flowers.  She would spend hours searching the city for just the right plants to fill her flower garden. Her hobbies of gardening, crocheting, and cooking were all loved by everyone that had the privilege of enjoying them.

When Linda was with family and friends, you would be hard- pressed not to find her challenging you to a game of Rummy, Crib, Dice, or Kaiser. If you accepted, you were usually on the receiving end of a big loss that she was not afraid to let you know about.  Her competitive nature was infectious.

Linda was not only loved by her and Bernies’s families, (who embraced her so dearly that his siblings called her sister), but by her closest and dearest friend, the late Lynda Salahub   Together they spent a lot of time socializing and making perogies for extra money. Their legendary perogies were the biggest hit on the holidays.

She will be greatly missed. But what we all will miss the most is that laugh.   Her very contagious laughter will be remembered by all that had the honour to meet her and hear it.

Linda passed away peacefully with her family by her side.

A celebration of life will be held April 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Cherished Memories Funeral Chapel, in Martensville. The Family invites you to join us afterwards for refreshments and to share fond memories of our dear Wife/Mother/Grandmother/and sister Linda.

For anyone unable to attend the service, a livestream link has been set up at

In lieu of flowers donations can by made in Linda’s name to Lung Sask,  2308 Arlington Ave, Saskatoon SK, S7J3L3.

Robin Mary Munro

June 25, 1952 ~ April 20, 2023

Robin Mary Munro, born Robin Mary Smith on June 25th, 1952 in Flin Flon, Manitoba, was the cherished daughter of Garvin Gerald Smith and Katherine Edith Dunbar. As the oldest of six siblings – Eric, Kathy, Howard, Devon, and Heidi – Robin’s early years were spent in Flin Flon, where her father held positions as the local dog catcher and a miner at HBM&S Flin Flon mine.

As a young adult, Robin enlisted in the army and trained to become a sniper. On May 14th, 1977, she married Allan Roy Munro, and together they built an off-grid cabin and farm at Wecash Lake. This remote location was only accessible by boat until the Canadian Armed Forces constructed a road to the property. Robin and Allan brought three children into the world – Aaron, Jesse, and Rebecca – and Robin often spoke of the child she lost to a miscarriage.

Robin’s exceptional hunting abilities earned her the nickname Annie-Oakley, as she skillfully protected her property from predatory threats. Her passions included gardening, raising goats, and tending to chickens. After relocating their family to an acreage near Creighton, Robin and Allan operated a market garden and greenhouse together. Robin later took on various positions outside the farm, eventually becoming the office manager at the Tax Office in Flin Flon for twenty years.

Following Allan’s passing on November 14th, 2016, Robin moved south to live with her daughter Rebecca, allowing her to be more involved in her grandchildren’s lives. Robin passed away peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital on April 20th, 2023.

Robin was a devoted and faithful follower of Jesus Christ. In the later years of her life, she fellowshipped at Aberdeen Mennonite Church where she formed many cherished friendships.

Robin is survived by her siblings Kathy, Howard, Devon, and Heidi, her three children Aaron, Rebecca, and Jesse and their spouses Karla, Garnet, and Casey, as well as ten grandchildren: Lydia, Simeon, Dannan, Quade, Macy, AdaLynn, Mack, Dylan, Linkyn, and Grayson.

Chera Ann Doell

May 23, 1975 ~ April 20, 2023

With a heavy heart and much love we announce that Chera Ann Doell passed away on April 20, 2023. Chera was born on May 23, 1975 to Cheryle and Gerald in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She was the eldest of three siblings – Terry, Leeann and Denae; and a mother to four children – Bradyn, Andrew, Alexis and Jayden.

Chera grew up and went to school in Martensville, where she enjoyed playing competitive sports and attending church activities. She was known for her dedication to the restaurant service industry and made many friendships along the way. To many, she was a lot more than a friend, she was like family and someone you could always lean on. She loved to cook for everyone – enough to feed an army! Some of her favourite dishes to cook were lasagna, borscht, farmer sausage, perogies and cream gravy plus many more. Chera loved travelling and experiencing new places; spending time at the beach; and going to the lake with family and friends.

She is survived by her parents Gerald Doell and Cheryle Smith (Kim); siblings Terry Doell, Leeann Scheirch (Gary), Denae Doell; children; Bradyn Doell (Sherry), Andrew Kurmey (Santanah), Alexis Letkeman (Daniel), and Jayden Naidu; grandchild Skylar Doell; lifelong companion Carlos Naidu; her many loving aunties, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at Cherished Memories Chapel at 1:00 pm, on Thursday April 27th, 2023 at 591 Centennial Dr N, Martensville, SK

For those unable to attend the service in person, a livestream link has been set up at

Doreen Ann Sotnikow

August 15, 1941 ~ April 13, 2023


How can we say goodbye. You have been the center of our lives for so long and you have always been there for us.

You were from a small town and a large family and left for the city when you were very young. You were vibrant and beautiful and caught dad’s eye.  He pursued you passionately and you were together for the next 50 years.

You had a kind soul and a huge heart, quick wit, and an infectious sense of humour. You always made anyone who stopped by feel welcome and at home.

You had three rowdy boys that you raised well and were always there for us. You kept the peace in our family and wherever you were, it always felt like home.

You loved your family and all your grandkids, spending as much time as you could with them. When you weren’t with them, they were always in your heart and on your mind.

We are sad that you are gone, and your loss leaves a huge void in our lives. We are glad you are at peace, free from suffering and with dad smiling down at us.

Love you always.


Maxine Eloise DuBois

December 17, 1937- April 10, 2023

Maxine passed on April 10th, 2023, at St. Paul’s Hospital.

She is survived by her son Clint DuBois (Chrystal), daughter Shelly Banks (Ray), and daughter Leslie Hartley (Ori). Grandchildren Colten, Colby, Ryan, Kaity.  And several great grandchildren. Her sister Carol Neilson, her niece, Susan and nephew Tony and their families.

She is predeceased by her Father Elverson Colby and Mother Irene Colby, her son Cameron Hartley, significant other Alexander DuBois, and her grandchildren Jason Banks, Brianne Banks, and niece Nicole Neilson.

She was a wonderful adventurous person with a witty sense of humour. She loved gardening and being outside and working on her pond. She could often be found at the Bingo hall and was known to many there and will be missed dearly. She was a very supportive and proud Mother and Grandmother who loved to watch ball and hockey and enjoyed special date days with her Grandson Colten.

May she rest in peace and forever be in our hearts.

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