Obituaries / Life Stories

Rosalind Oleksuik

April 5, 1937 – November 15, 2020

Rosalind went peacefully to her heavenly home after a brief illness and is now in Jesus’s loving arms and re-united with her husband Julian.

She was a loving mother, baba, aunt and friend and will be forever missed by her children Holly, Craig (Dot) and her grandchildren Brooklyn and Brandon who were her greatest joy.

Rosalind was a very feisty lady. When she found out that her illness was terminal she ‘allowed’ herself to shed 2 tears and then decided to get on with it and enjoy her remaining days. She would not want anyone to shed a tear for her but rather to be joyous and celebrate that her pain and suffering has ended and that her next journey has begun where we are sure she is in heaven’s kitchen making cabbage rolls, perogies and pancakes.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In her memory donations can be made to Stars Ambulance.

Mom- we love you and miss you so much. Until we meet again.

Vichnaya Pamyat

Gene Dlouhy

Our dad Gene Dlouhy, passed away, October 23rd in Saskatoon at the age of 93, with two of his children, Leeann and Guy, by his side,

and with his son Geno having just been there in some of his final hours. His daughter Tammy, could not be present re: Covid19 circumstances, but she was there in every other way. For our whole family, in the words of our Aunt Marina, ” He was a legend.” Born in Esterhazy, where many Dlouhy musicians were born and raised, he led his big band with his brothers and the CBC Happytimers in the 50’s. In the 60’s he led his 5 piece rock and roll band in Western Canada and beyond, turning down a recording contract in the US so that he and his brother Reg could continue to be the Canadian band they had become. Their cover of Moronie was a stand out amount many great recordings. They played the Trianon Ballroom in Regina, Temple Gardens in Moose Jaw, and people would crawl over broken glass to see them at Kenosee Gardens “(this quote from a primary source!). One of their career highlights was to go on tour as the opening act with Roy Orbison in the early 60’s. They often played the State Line Club on the border of North Dakota & Montana, the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, and many of the Air Force Bases in Canada and the US, including Goose Bay/Labrador. Tonight, a brass and woodwinds section will come alive in heaven, as Reg’s saxophone and Gene’s trumpet reunite. Gene will always be remembered for the aura of joy he created in people.

John Alex Neubauer



John Alex Neubauer, 87, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2020.

John was born to John Sr. and Tina on the family farm near Herbert, Saskatchewan. He attended school in the Wiebe School District and from the stories he told of his childhood, he enjoyed farming and caring for the farm animals. At the age of 18, he joined the Canadian Army and served for three years in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. As a private, John served in the far east (Korea) and in Canada where he was certified in First Aid to the injured. He was honorably released from service receiving the Korea and UN medals.

During his working years, John served in a variety of occupations, farming being the longest. In his leisure time, he enjoyed dancing, golfing, fishing, hunting, food and laughter with family and friends.

John is survived by his wife of 65 years, Pauline and their sons Lionel (Janet) and Stuart. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Martha and Harry and his daughter, Judy.

John was a loving husband and father and a good friend to many.

Robert “Bob” Waloschuk

After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with deep sadness that we the family of Robert, announce his passing on October 17, 2020, at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, at the age of 85.

Robert is survived by his loving wife Dorothy of 59 years, his sons Gerry, Rob (Shelley), Rick, Randy (Kelly), and daughter Lori-Lynn (Andy).

Robert loved his grandchildren; Chad (Belinda), Guy (Tessa), Krystyna (Steven), Kenny and Bryan, as well as, his great grandchildren; Carson, Ethan, Hayley, Kevin and Kara. Robert is also survived by a sister Florence (Ron) Prebushewski, many nieces and nephews and numerous close family and friends.

Robert was predeceased by his eldest son Kevin

A celebration of life service will be held in Yorkton at a later date.

Terry Dale Leask

March 21, 1953 to October 14, 2020

It is with our deepest sorrow, that the family of Terry Leask announces his passing on October 14, 2020 at the age of 67.

Terry was born to Jacques and Verna Leask on March 21, 1953 in Cold Lake, Alberta. Terry started his education at Connaught School in North Battleford, spent a few years in a one-room school in the Garden Prairie School district and graduated from the North Battleford Comprehensive High School.

It did not take Terry long to find the love of his life and on May 20th, 1972 he married Debra Ann Scott in North Battleford. Terry started as an apprentice plumber and shortly celebrated the birth of their daughter Chelsea Dawn. Terry and family moved to Saskatoon in 1974 where he continued his apprenticeship with Nickel Plumbing and Heating. Eventually finding employment with the Botting Group of Companies, of which he worked for over 40 years as a Journeyman Plumber and Gas Fitter. In 1976 Terry and Debbie welcomed the birth of their son Shawn Dale.

In 1989 Terry and family moved from Saskatoon, to Abbotsford, British Columbia, then in 1998 moved to Airdrie, Alberta and then in 2011 moved back to Saskatoon. During this time Terry was a Construction Superintendent on a number of large commercial enterprises. His last position when health started to be an issue was the new Sandman Hotel in Saskatoon.

Terry enjoyed cooking and barbequing and recently purchased a smoker with the intention of smoking different types of meat. He enjoyed his times at Turtle Lake – fishing, firepit, barbeques with family and friends.

Family was everything to Terry; and he was so proud to be the best and loved grandpa to his six grandchildren. Chelsea’s children: Brendan, Adam and Jolie who live in Coquitlam, BC with their dad, Robi Csabai. Chelsea and Arnie Wood live in Maple Ridge, BC. Terry and Debbie had hoped to move their fifth wheel trailer onto Chelsea’s property to be able to spend more time with the grandkids. Chelsea and Arnie provided videos of the development of the trailer pad and it would bring him such joy to make plans with the help of many books and youtube on how to put in solar panels to stay off the grid. Shawn and Jenny have three daughters, Freya, Ava and Keira and live in Martensville, SK. Shawn and Terry were father and son and also very close friends. Shawn has assisted his parents with the increased health issues Terry experienced these past couple of years.

The Special people in his life were his parents Jacques and Verna Leask, brother: Glen (Heather), sisters: Sharon (Kurt), Janice (Larry) and Sandra (Rick) and their families. Debbie’s parents Walter (deceased) and Margaret, brothers: Dennis (Linda) and Dean (Debbie) and their families. Terry shared his wit and smiles and never ending upbeat love of life with his numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family would like to acknowledge the many friends, neighbors, medical personnel and palliative home-care that were involved in Terry’s life these last few years.

Leonard Hudson

Len was born in Maple Creek SK on Feb 20, 1938 to Perry and Tillie (nee Matilda Covlin) Hudson of Consul SK.

Len was predeceased by his parents, brother Vernon, youngest daughter Kari Ann Hudson, foster brother Ken Hanlin, sister-in-law’s Lorraine Oliver and Kathryn Fisher, and brother-in-law Al Fisher.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary, two daughters Glenda Hudson of Saskatoon & Leora Hudson of Calgary AB, foster brother John Hanlin, brother-in-law’s Allan Oliver (Gerry) and Cecil Oliver (Joyce) and many cousins.

Len took his schooling at Consul and Eastend SK.  He later received his Interprovincial Ticket for Carpentry at the Saskatoon Kelsey Campus.  In 1959, Len married Mary Oliver of Crichton SK and together they raised their three daughters – Glenda, Kari & Leora.  He worked in the carpentry field for many years including such projects as the Murray Library on the U of S campus, Midtown Plaza, the first McDonald’s and the Saskatoon Public School Board.  In the late 1970’s Len was hired by CMHC as a Compliance Inspector in Saskatoon.  In 1992 CMHC transferred Len & Mary to Vancouver Island where he worked out of the Victoria office but lived in Nanaimo.  On Mother’s Day 2001 Len suffered a stroke that put him on long term disability and then early retirement.  In 2002 they moved back to Saskatoon.

Len enjoyed woodworking, knitting and tinkering around in his shop.  He is sorely missed by those that loved him. There will be no service at this time.

John Earl Millen

January 30, 1945 – October 7, 2020
John was born in England. He came with his Mom & Dad & sister to Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1946. He went to school in Weyburn and Then worked in Moose Jaw, Sk, Saskatoon, Sk and Regina, Sk. He liked watching hockey. He golfed in the summer time. He made many friends in the church he belonged to.
He was predeceased by his Dad & Mom (Cecil & Gladys Millen)
He leaves to mourn his sister Vivian Boucher and her husband Brian, his nephew Richard Boucher (Sharla & her daughter Soraya),his niece Susan Hanlon (Chris). Four great nephews Troy, Kirk, Ayden and Logan.
A grave side service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery on November 5, 2020.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Arthritis Society.

Beatrice Shortt

July 5 1935 – October 6 2020

Bea passed away peacefully with her son by her side. She was predeceased by her parents Alf and Irene(Bryson) Skinner, her husband Louis Short and granddaughter Michelle Shortt. She is survived by her uncle Murray Bryson, sister in laws Marilyn Short, Thelma Short and Yvonne Littlecrow, sister Elaine Skinner, children Debbie Watson, David Shortt and Tracey Loewen. Three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and numerous cousins nieces and nephews. Bea led a long and productive life and will be missed by family, friends and her pets. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff present at her passing. Arrangements are entrusted to Cherished Memories. Due to covid restrictions a gathering will be postponed until next spring.

Dylan Michael Ashe

Dylan Michael Ashe entered this world on July 22, 2002, then parted from it tragically on September 20, 2020, but leaving it a better place for those whose lives are blessed by having known his kind heart and infectious grin.

Dylan lives on in the hearts of his Mom and Dad, Della and Mike Ashe; sisters Jordan and Kolbee and his brother, Riley. His legacy will be deeply cherished by his grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, his countless friends, present and former teammates, coaches and billet families.

As a young boy on the ranch, one of Dylan’s first loves were horses, which he rode with his grandparents, especially enjoying team cattle penning. In 2014 the Ashe family moved to Warman, where Dylan excelled at the sport that was his passion since he hit the ice at just four-years-old: hockey. Dylan, who grew into a formidable defenseman, honed his skills on the ice playing for the Warman AA Wildcats and SaskValley Vipers, then just halfway through his first Midget season, jumped up to the Tisdale AAA Midget Trojans. Dylan was loved by his teammates wherever he played. His quiet, determined, sometimes mischievous personality was a hit both on and off the ice, as highlighted by his 2019 Telus Cup Bronze Medal win with the Trojans, in a match for which he earned the title of Player of the Game. Following that victory, Dylan climbed further up the ranks into the WHL, accepting an invitation to join the Lethbridge Hurricanes’ training camp, where he performed extremely well and remained with the team into its exhibition season, dressing for one game. After Lethbridge, Dylan settled in Melfort, where he played the 2019-20 SJHL season with the Mustangs as a 17-year-old, one of the youngest players on the team. Mustangs’ assistant coach Trevor Logan said Dylan was never deterred by being a younger player, instead, “when he did get a chance to get on the ice, he battled hard…and provided a lot of inspiration to the bench, seeing a 17-year-old winning battles (against) 20-year-olds and doing anything he could to help the team.”

Then there was the 1985 Chevy truck, which Dylan purchased for $200 out of a field. He and his dad spent hours upon hours one summer, restoring that truck, including doing all the necessary welding and autobody painting. Whether he was coming or going, Dylan always had a hug for each member of his family. Hunting, fishing or snowmobiling, at the lake or in the city – wherever you found Dylan’s buddies, you found Dylan. Dylan spent the summer of 2020 working hard on a Saskatchewan grain farm, fishing in his downtime and spending time with his friends.

A Private Memorial Service for Dylan will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020. A livestream will be available at:


Nancy A. Simmonds

Nancy A. Simmonds

Together Again

1938 – 2020

Simmonds – Nancy A. Simmonds, 81, of Shellbrook, Sk (formally Prince Albert) joined her husband on September, 14, 2020 to start her 2nd Life Beyond. Nancy was predeceased by her Dad Pete Parasuik and her Mother Doris. Nancy is survived by two children Donna (Bill) Chapman and Curtis Simmonds; grandchildren Lauren, Tyler, Alicia and Kyle; great grandchild Jordis. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Nancy will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her and sharing in her life’s journey. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Thoughts and memories may be sent to

Timothy Allan Henderson

August 15, 1968 – September 11, 2020

We are heartbroken to announce an amazing person has left this world – set free of cancer. Tim Henderson will be remembered as a caring, friendly guy who was always there to help in any situation. Besides being such a strong warrior against this relentless disease he was also a fire fighter, hockey & ball player, outdoor enthusiast, dog lover, and had a sense of humour that never let him down.

Tim passed away peacefully, on his terms, at home and surrounded by family on Friday, September 11th, 2020, at 52 years old. He will be greatly missed by his dedicated wife, Becky, their wonderful kidults, Megan and Blake, and their family dogs, Buster and Odin. He was the son of Ken and Sal Henderson (Perth, ON.), son-in law of Bob Cote (Saskatoon, SK.) and Sheryl (Doug) McPhee Cote (Weyburn, SK.). He was also a brother to Linda (Denis) Myers and Doug (Lisa) Henderson as well as a brother-in law to Tamara (Simon) Game. Tim will be greatly missed by the rest of his family and friends around the globe.

One celebration of life will take place in Saskatoon (TBA) and another celebration of life will take place in Perth, Ontario at a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions.

To honour Tim, donations can be made in his name, to a charity of your choice or to the Cancer Society, the Saskatoon SPCA or the Perth Fire Services.

Wilda May Lumbis

” Do not reject us in our old age; Forsake me not when my strength is spent.” Psalm 71:9

Our wonderful Mom and Nannie passed away on September 17, 2020 at Sunnyside Nursing Home. May was born at Saskatoon City Hospital on Jan 2, 1931. She attended King George School, Bedford Road Collegiate and obtained her teaching certificate at the Saskatoon Normal School. She taught at a one room school for a year before she married Gordon Lumbis. They were married 40 years before his death in 1991. May always loved children. She started a kindergarten in the basement of her home. Many children benefited from her teaching skills until kindergarten was added into the school system. From a young age, May was involved in the Girl Guide movement. As an adult, she was a leader and served as Saskatoon City Commissioner and in later years, she spent many happy times with her friends in the Trefoil Guild. May was also very active in St. Timothy’s Anglican Church. She taught Sunday school, was a willing volunteer for any project and was a loyal member of the December Circle which included many of her closest friends. She loved to sew, knit, crochet and craft. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and friend – always ready and willing to do what it took to make those around her happy. She was a busy, happy woman with a book or craft project close at hand until the difficult progression of vascular dementia began. This disease took away our names and most of her memories of us but she always knew that we were someone she loved and that we loved her. May was a loving mother and mother-in-law to: Ken Lumbis and Carol Bromley-Meeres, Darlene and Rick Vermette, Laurie and Dave Renneberg, Allan and Kim Lumbis, Ron and Maureen Lumbis, Kristene and James Stephenson. She was so very proud of her 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend our thanks to Dr. Mick Jutras. His care over 30 plus years and especially when Mom’s dementia began to worsen was appreciated more than can be expressed. To Joanne and the caregivers at Prairie Springs Care Home, thank you for three years of care and support. And finally, our deepest gratitude and appreciation for all the wonderful staff that compassionately and lovingly cared for our Mom and supported us at Sunnyside Nursing Home with smiles and understanding of a very difficult disease. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined.

Gerald Wayne Israel

Israel, Gerald Wayne

February 22, 1946 – September 4, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald Wayne Israel.  After the recent loss of Jean, love of his life, and his battle with many health issues he has gone to be with her.   He will be forever remembered and missed by his children Tracey Ramsay (Kevin), Wendy Wagner (Kevin) and their children Zachery, Mitchell, Tyson, and Haidyn; Denise Wingrove (Mike) and their children Joey and Makenna; Mike (Alisa) Abbott and children Stephanie (Jay), Sammy, Sidney; Gerry Kucher and son Matthew; siblings, extended family and close loved ones and friends.

Gerald was predeceased by his loving wife Jean, parents Eva Perry and Joseph Israel, brother Roy, sister-in-law Evelyn, brothers-in-law Dave, Dale, and Allen; nephew Chris and niece Lindsay.

Gerald was a skilled craftsman and loved dreaming up woodworking projects for his grandchildren and family.  He shared this passion with everyone he met. He was a huge Saskatchewan Roughrider and Toronto Blue Jay fan and would never miss watching a game.  While his children and grandchildren were growing up he loved family gatherings at Lake Diefenbaker to go fishing, golfing and enjoy a barbequed steak.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation on behalf of Gerald to the Heart and Stroke Foundation  We chose this charity in memory of our father.  Any donations will contribute to Gerald’s final act of compassion.

Gerald and Jean’s wishes were to have a celebration of life, please contact one of their children.

Arrangements in care of Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory.

Bradley Reid

It is with deep sadness that the family of Bradley (Brad) David Reid announces his passing on September 7, 2020 at the age of 61.

Bradley is survived by his sisters; Sandy Steeves (Rick), Karen Wilson (Trevor), brother Kevin Reid, his step-father James Smith and his niece Brittany and his nephews Bret, Adam and Scott.

He was predeceased by his mother Verna Smith and father David Reid.

There will be no visitation and he has been laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.



Bradley Reid

It is with deep sadness that the family of Bradley Reid announces his passing on September 7, 2020, at the age of 61.

Bradley is survived by; his sisters Karen Wilson and Sandy Steves, his brother Kevin Reid, and his step-father James Smith of Rosetown.

He was predeceased by his parents Verna Smith and David Reid.

Bradley will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Michael Andrews

Michael Cody Clifford Andrews

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Michael Cody Clifford Andrews announce his sudden passing on August 28, 2020 at the age of 33. Michael was a dear son, grandson, cousin, brother, uncle, spouse, and father of his beloved children. He will be deeply missed by all of his family, friends, and loved ones. Michael always had a happy, charismatic personality and a sense of humour that could get anyone smiling. Michael was an amazing person with many achievements; he taught himself to play guitar at a young age and had a beautiful voice to accompany his talents on the guitar. Michael was also successful in earning his “Red Seal Chef” certification. In his spare time, Michael loved to craft, fish, and do anything artistic.

“I’ll always miss you Michael, my Babyboy. Rest in peace my loving son. Mommy loves you Michael. Now you’re in your heavenly peace. Rest Babyboy, Rest.” Love your Mom “Kassy”

“All dawgs go to heaven.” – from his beloved sister Jessica Nichol

A Celebration of Michael’s Life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020 in the St. George’s Senior Citizen’s Hall, 20th Street and Avenue M, Saskatoon.

Gladys Mae Moore

Livestream Link for Gladys’ Memorial Service – Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Gladys Mae Eckel was born in Goodsoil, SK,  on April 12,1957 to Andrew and Helen Eckel. She was the youngest of 7 siblings. She had her son Lyle in 1973, then 5 years later moved to North Battleford where she worked as a waitress. Here she met David Moore and they got married December 20, 1980 in Saskatoon.

They made their home in Martensville and then moved to an acreage by Waldheim. They spent 30 years together before Dave passed away on September 2, 2009 and Gladys stayed there until her passing.

She leaves to mourn her son; Lyle, his wife; Courtney, their children; Thia, Charlotte, Andrew, and also her siblings; Agnes, Bernie (Carol), Phyllis (Alfred), Andy (Vicki), Ralph (Eilee), and her nieces and nephews.

Gladys was predeceased by her parents; Andrew and Helen Eckel, her husband; Dave, one sister (Lorine), two nephews and a niece.

Glen F. Ewert

It is with broken hearts and great sadness that the family of Glen F. Ewert announce his sudden passing on Monday August 17, 2020 at the age of 63 years. Glen will be lovingly remembered by the great loves of his life: Diane, his wife of 35 years along with his children Marcus (Melinde), Michelle (Chris) and Morgan (Ryan). Glen also leaves his mom, Annette and his siblings Lee, Barry (Katherine), Diana (Murray), and Camille. Glen will also be fondly remembered by his 3 grandchildren Coty, Fiona and Maegan. He was predeceased by his father, R.Glen Ewert.

Glen was a self-taught man who loved learning about history and computers. As his MS progressed he discovered a passion for taking pictures of the universe with telescopes located around the world. Along with an enduring love of music and the Riders, some of Glen’s best stories came from his days spent on the Farm and the time shared with his family and friends.

He really enjoyed working for the Mitchell family at Intercontinental Packers which later became Maple Leaf Foods. Mostly he enjoyed the lasting friendships he developed while working there.

Glen was a great husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle, as well as was a good and loyal friend to many. He will be truly missed by all.

The family would like to extend their profound gratitude to all the emergency responders, nurses, doctors, and support staff at the Royal University Hospital.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the celebration of his life will be a private ceremony but will be live-streamed for all to watch at https: on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 1 pm.  Glen’s ashes will be spread up at Quanta Farm near Loon Lake at a later date.

Ernest Charles Callow

Ernest Callow

It is with sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Ernie on Aug 6TH, 2020 after a brief struggle with cancer. Ernie was born in Regina, SK on July 7, 1950. Ernie spent most of his working life in the restaurant business managing/owning a variety of restaurants. After a bad fall in 1993, Ernie retired and became involved in a variety of volunteer positions. He spent many years as a volunteer with the SK Air Cadet League. Ernie’s most recent passion with the Lions Foundation Dog Guides program he received his “Lyra”.  Ernie was the epitome of the Thompson quote “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” Ernie was predeceased by his parents Thelma and Mickey, brother Jimmy, sisters Glenna, Donelda, and his son Patrick. He is survived by Shirley his wife of 47 years,  his sons and their families Chris (Amber), Gabby, Izzy, Brooklyn, Jon (Chelsey), McKenna, Norah, sister Margaret Hainstock, brother Ken Ivarson, sister in law Dorothy Callow, in-laws Ivan and Phyllis Chubb and numerous relatives and friends.  There are many thanks to be given, but most importantly, we want to thank all the medical staff that tended to him during his struggle.  The family wants to specifically thank Dr. Mari La Cock. Donations in his memory may be made to Saskatchewan Air Cadet League, 2205 Victoria Ave Regina SK, S4P 0S4 or the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, 152 Wilson St, Oakville, ON L6K 0G6

A Private Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Livestream of the service available at

Laurel Marie Mathieu

With sadness the family of Laurel Marie Mathieu announces her sudden passing in Saskatoon, SK on August 6, 2020 at the age of 48. Laurel is survived by her partner Ken, her Kokum Emily Cummings, her father Carl Stonehouse, brothers Rob (Maddy) and Bill (Shanna), her sons Joseph (Cheyenne, their children, Carter Joseph, Lauren Miranda, Jacob Christopher) Dakota and Ethan. Laurel joins her mother Margaret, daughters Miranda and Cyanne who passed before her.
Laurel was a fighter until the very end and during the last few months had completely turned her life around. Laurel was a beautiful person who was incredibly giving, helping those in need in any way she could. She is now in perfect peace and made a positive difference in many, many people’s lives.

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