Obituaries / Life Stories

Ben Wiebe


Our Dad, Grandfather and Great Grand Father Ben Wiebe passed away peacefully, after a short stay in hospital, on August 30, 2021.

Ben was born in 1935, to his parents Heinrich and Anne in the Rhineland area. Ben was the final surviving sibling of 14 brothers and sisters. He is predeceased by his wife and mother of his children Mary. Ben is survived by his wife, Nettie Isaac and her family and his three daughters; Susan Poth (Bert Poth); Sharon Champ (Wes Champ); Rhonda Smith (Mike Smith) and his seven grandchildren: Kelsey Magnus (Travis), Joe Poth (Christina Hempler); Emma Kerr (Brad), Hannah Champ (Behrooz Shafiee); Jacy Friesen (Adam), Jamie Smith, Liam Smith. He was the proud Great Grandfather to Scarlett Kerr; William Magnus, Quinn Kerr.

Ben worked hard his whole life.  He started off as a telegram delivery boy as a preteen and laboured on farms and in construction as a young man.  He spent many years with MacDonald’s Consolidated and finished his career at Dairy Producers Co-op.

He enjoyed camping and fishing with his family.  Ben’s family has fond memories of many summers and friendships forged over campfires at Greig Lake. Ben and Mary purchased a cabin at Kopp’s Kove where he and Mary spent countless hours with their children and grandchildren.

After the passing of his wife Mary in 2010, Ben married Nettie Isaac in 2012.   Ben’s family is grateful for the love, caring and companionship they shared in his final years.

We want to thank the empathetic, skilled staff on 6th Floor Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital. Dad was treated with kindness and dignity. Ben’s family will celebrate his life with a private ceremony. Please view our recorded livestream from the ceremony.

Arrangements entrusted to Martens Warman Funeral Home

Daniel Rybka

Daniel Martin Rybka, age 82, of Warman, SK passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon with his wife, Darlene, and daughter, Melanie, by his side.

Dan was born on November 12,1938, in Prince Albert, SK, to Walter and Annie Rybka.  He moved with his family throughout his childhood between Prince Albert, SK, Steep Creek, SK and Edmonton, AB, eventually settling in Buckland, SK.  Dan became a baker by trade and worked at various bakeries in Prince Albert and Saskatoon.  He met his future wife Darlene in 1964 and they married on July 8,1966, at Shellbrook, SK.

In 1972, they purchased a bakery in Eston, SK which was known as Dan’s Bakery & Coffee Shop.  He supplied the community and surrounding area with baked goods until 1988, when they relocated to Saskatoon, SK and he continued working as a baker.  In 1991 they moved to Kelowna, BC where he continued working as a baker until 1995 when he had a heart attack and was unable to continue.  Even though retirement came early he kept busy looking after his flowers and garden plus their beloved dog Angel. Dan was an avid collector of clocks, watches, lighters and Mickey Mouse memorabilia plus being a Mr. Fix-It.  He also enjoyed his travels to Hawaii, Mexico, Disneyland and an Alaskan cruise.  In October 2020 they sold their mobile home and relocated back to SK, purchasing a condo in Warman, SK.

Dan is survived by his wife, Darlene, his two daughters, Joanne (Gary) Mckenzie, and Melanie (Brent) Kizlyk, one granddaughter Tiffany Strayer and one great-grandson Jackson, his sisters Olympia (Al) Boyko, Wanda (Ray) Copeland and Sandra (Norm) Doell and brother-in-law Arne (Denise) Sommerfeld and sister-in-law Gail (Larry) Russell plus numerous nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by his parents, Walter and Annie Rybka, brother David Rybka, parents-in-law Ed and Elli Sommerfeld, grandson Darcy Strayer and sister-in-law Karen Martin.

There will be a Celebration of Life (lunch provided) on Saturday September 25, 2021, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Warman Senior Drop In Centre at 422 Peter’s Street, Warman, SK. Please note this is a casual get together and there are no restrictions in place as per Saskatchewan guidelines.

Donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1011 University Drive, Saskatoon, SK  S7N 0K4.

Julian Malcolm Hazen-Babchuk

 It is with the most deep and profound sadness that we announce the sudden, tragic death of our beloved son and brother, Julian Malcolm Hazen-Babchuk born December 27, 1999 and passed August 22, 2021. 

You will be forever remembered as a beautiful, smart, fun, loving, caring, compassionate and wonderful being who loved his friends, music, children, having fun and and the love and peace of your family. You brought immeasurable love and light to all that truly knew and loved you. Your heart of gold and goofiness stole our hearts, and we will forever miss and honour you. Rest in peace B. 

He is survived by his mother, Janet Hazen (Saskatoon), his father and stepmother; Billy and Tracy Babchuk (Saskatoon), his siblings; Bijou, Noah and Aubrey (Saskatoon), grandparents, Bill and Kathy Babchuk, (Saskatoon), Sonia (Moo-Moo) Hazen, (Saskatoon), Rose Szucs (Tisdale), Auntie Tracie(Saskatoon), Auntie Jamie and Uncle Steve (Saskatoon), Tito Joe (Saskatoon), and many cousins both near and far.

We will be having a Celebration of Life for Julian and will post details at a later date.


Norma Rempel

Norma J. Rempel passed away on August 21, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with cancer at the age of 83. She was born in Rosthern, SK on June 14, 1938, the daughter of Judith and George Riekman. Norma is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Alvin Rempel. She is also survived by her two sons; Myles (Arliss) Rempel and Kerrigan (Monique) Rempel; grandchildren; Leigh Rempel, Jadah (Omar) Ahmad, Jordan (Cora) Richard, Dalton (Michelle) Rempel, Devin (Stephanie) Neufeld, Brandon (Bonnie) Neufeld, and Michelle Neufeld; great-grandchildren; Benjamin, Kinsley, Madisyn, Jacob and Nicholas. Norma is also survived by her brother George Riekman, brother-in-laws John Shellenberg and Delmar Rempel and by many favourite nieces, nephews and great friends.

Norma was a patient and loving mother whose parenting was always guided by her faith in God. She was active in her church community and was a member of church choirs, which conducted concerts and community outreach programs. Norma could often be heard humming hymns to herself. Norma placed a special emphasis on holidays, where she was able to spend her time being with her family and friends. Of all the holidays, Christmas held a special importance at the Rempel household, being the celebration of Christ’s birth. Her life is a testament to her never-wavering belief.

Norma had a deep appreciation for the arts, specifically music, singing and painting, with a focus on watercolor, acrylics, decoupage and encaustic. Norma loved painting flowers found at her cabin at Wakaw Lake, scenes at her childhood farm where she grew up with a large and loving family, the prairies, and illustrations of her faith. Norma developed many valuable friendships through the art community and doing the things she loved.

Norma will be forever remembered as a unique person who exemplified all that is good in the world. She was a beautiful and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all that were lucky enough to meet her. Our sadness at her passing is comforted knowing that such a wonderful person, and is now pain-free, at peace and in heaven. She will always be missed, appreciated and loved.

The family wishes to thank the palliative care services at the St. Paul’s Hospital and Glen Garda Hospice for the kind and loving care given to Norma.

The funeral will take place at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, 1701 Ruth Street East, Saskatoon, SK, on Sunday, August 29th, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. Due to COVID regulations, masks must be worn during the funeral service and no lunch will be served.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Norma’s memory to: Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Saskatchewan, 600-45th Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5W9

Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services

Robert “Bob” Merkle

Robert Richard Merkle entered into this world on December 17, 1934 and departed peacefully 86 years later on August 19, 2021.

Bob lived all his life in Saskatoon.  In 1951, at the age of 17, he met his one and only true love, Denise Cowan. They spent 70 happy years together and had recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.  Bob and Denise were married on June 2, 1956 and had five children. They were blessed with eleven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Bob will be dearly missed by his wife, Denise; children, Cam (Lori) Merkle, Gordon (Victoria) Merkle, Sheri (Glenn) Klassen, Sandi Headley, Lisa Schmidt (Chris Harder); grandchildren Stacey, Brad (Ashley), Anya (Mike),  Chris (Carla), Mike (Chandy), Brittany (Scott), Shaquille (Sydney), Kylei (Ryan), Kendyl (Jeff); step grandchildren Kris and Brittany; great-grandchildren Louisa, Logan, Kassia, August, Sadie, Thomas, Cairo, Landon and Austin.  He is also survived by cousins, George (Pat), Ken, and their families; sisters-in-law, Joyce and Carol; nieces Debbie (Murray), Judy, and nephew Randy. Bob also wanted to acknowledge his “family is forever” members; Brenda, Kirt, and Tim along with his two honorary daughters, Colleen and Corrine who were all very special to him.

He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Hilda; his Aunt Della and Uncle George; his wife’s parents, Lyle and Sadie; brothers-in-law, Dennis and Gerald; and his niece Tara.

Bob began working construction at the age of 13. By the time he was 18, he had begun his full-time career at the Star Phoenix, working as night foreman in charge of the composing room. In 1989, after 36 years of devoted service, Bob accepted an early retirement package which allowed him to spend more quality time down south in winters and summertime at the lake and in his beloved garden.

For most of his life, Bob actively participated in a variety of sports. He helped coach some of his children’s sports teams as well as was involved in Scouting for many years. Bob thoroughly enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports and enjoyed watching professional sports on TV.

Bob was an avid hobbyist. He spent countless hours carving wood and perfecting his craft. He also loved to go camping and fishing and spent many years taking his family on trips throughout Saskatchewan and occasionally out of province. He was a devoted family man who loved music, long conversations and cracking jokes.

Bob and Denise travelled in winters to Yuma, Arizona. They started out “boon-docking” in the desert with Denise’s parents, later purchased a unit in Capri Trailer Park where they enjoyed many years of activities along with frequent trips to Algodones, Mexico and Hawaii. They spent a total of 26 wonderful, happy  years as snowbirds.

Bob spent his final few weeks in Palliative Care at St. Paul’s hospital then moved to the Hospice at Glengarda where the Doctors, Nurses and Care Staff went above and beyond his expectations. Bob, along with his family, would like to extend their sincere thanks to everyone who helped make his final days comfortable. They also wish to send a special shout out to Dr. Jason Hosain for his kind words of encouragement, support and his witty sense of humor that Bob enjoyed so very much.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Cherished Memories Funeral Home, 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville, SK on Friday, August 27th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.  The link to view Service online is    In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation – Hospice at Glengarda (1702 – 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9. Arrangements are entrusted to CHERISHED MEMORIES FUNERAL HOME (306) 242-7888.




Marjorie McMahon

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Marjorie Amelia McMahon nee Samoleski announce her passing on August 18, 2021 at the Glengarda Hospice in Saskatoon surrounded by her loving family after a battle with lung cancer.

I was born Nov 2, 1936 in the village of Attica, Sk. And raised on a farm with my 10 siblings. Life was very busy andhappy on the farm but I always wished to live in the city. I came to Saskatoon in 1954 and made a career at Sask Tel as an Operator. I soon met the love of my life, Dennis McMahon and together we raised a family of 5 daughters and 1son. I was predeceased by my husband Dennis, my mother Josephine and father William Samoleski. Also 3 brothersand 4 sisters. I am survived by 3 sisters Anne Wille, Albina Wisser and Rose Boyle (Arthur).

I’ve been a volunteer in the spiritual realm over the years. I had an interesting hobby of art for many years which was achallenge and a joy to me. I am survived by the Loves of my life: Alison Deck (Marvin), Karen Carter (Michael), Janine Tosh (Terry), Josie Hodgkinson (Brian), Terese Kormish (Rob) and John McMahon. I am also survived by 22 grandchildren and 24 great- grandchildren as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.


Also great thanks to my friends that supported me throughout my life.

The family of Marge McMahon would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the Doctors, Nurses, Care Aids, Staff andvolunteers of the Glengarda Hospice for their exceptional love and care of our beloved mother in her end of life journey.

A Vigil of Prayer will be held Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 7pm and a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Fr. Gerard Cooper will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 10:30am.  Both services will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, with lunch to follow and Rite of Committal to be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery where Marge will join Dennis in their “place of resurrection”.

Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services

Tina Doris Janvier

Tina Doris Janvier passed away August 15th, 2021.

She is Survived by:
Loving Mother: Therese Janvier
5 Sisters: Elizabeth Janvier, Pearl(Kevin) Bruneau, Trudy(Garry) Calioux, Shirley Fontaine, Rose Montgrand
5 Brothers: Allen(Rose) Janvier, Matthew Janvier, Eric(Doris) Janvier, Angus(Lydia) Janvier, Cory Janvier
Sister in Law: Denise Janvier
And: Numerous nieces and nephews
She was Predeceased by:
Loving Father: Joseph Janvier
Special Friend: Burton Sinclair
3 Brothers: Martin Janvier, Leon(Nancy) Janvier, Louis(Esther) Janvier
Grandparents: Pierre(Elizabeth) Janvier, Joseph(Marguerite) Montgrand
And: Numerous Uncles and Aunties


Josephine Baldry

BALDRY, Josephine “Josie”


October 20, 1936 – August 17, 2021

The Story of My Mom

I am deeply saddened to announce the passing of my Mom, Josephine “Josie” Baldry.  Mom passed away peacefully at Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre (Sunnyside) in Saskatoon.

She is survived by her daughter, Roberta, and son-in-law, Glen (Dobson); two stepsons:  Blair (Dawna) Baldry and Blaine (Cheryl) Baldry and their families; three sisters:  Ivy Pengelly, Edna Engebretson and Mary Colin (her twin sister); her favorite sister-in-law:  Alois Engebretson as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Mom was predeceased by my Dad, Robert Mockford (1958), and my stepdad, Harold Baldry (1997), as well as her parents:   Lars and Louise Engebretson; brothers:  Lester and Sidney Engebretson; sister:  Wilma Wickstrom and special grandpuppies:  Riley and Brandy.

Mom was born and raised in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan.  After high school, Mom moved to Saskatoon and attended Saskatoon Business College.  In Saskatoon, Mom met my Dad, Robert Mockford, and they were married on July 6, 1957. Tragically, my Dad passed away on January 5, 1958.  After my Dad’s passing, Grandpa Engebretson told Mom to come home to Rose Valley to have her baby.  I was born on July 5, 1958 (on Uncle Lester and Auntie Alois’s wedding day).  Mom and I continued to live with Grandpa and Grandma Engebretson and Uncle Sidney.  Grandma often told me how they needed Mom and Mom and I needed them so there we stayed.

Mom spent her years in Rose Valley helping her parents and her Down Syndrome brother.  Mom was very active in the Zion Lutheran Church and was their organist for as long as I can remember.  Besides regular Sunday morning Church services, Mom accompanied the Church choir and played for many weddings and funerals.  She was also involved with the Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid and was always involved with the Women’s World Day of Prayer Services.

Grandpa Engebretson passed away in 1977 (I had graduated in 1976) and, in 1983, Mom, Grandma and Uncle Sidney (and Trixie the family cat) moved to Saskatoon.  I was thrilled to have my Mom so physically close again. They lived together until 1988 when Grandma passed away.  In the Spring of 1989, Uncle Sidney moved into Sunnyside and Auntie Edna took over as his primary Caregiver.  In the Fall of 1989, Mom met Harold Baldry, a widower, and they quickly became a couple.  Harold’s sons, Blair and Blaine, and myself wholeheartedly supported their relationship and they were married on February 2, 1990.  They had seven happy years together when, on February 12, 1997, they were in a car accident and Harold was killed.  Mom lived alone until January 2018 when she moved to the A1 Personal Care Home when her declining health prevented her from living independently.  As her declining health progressed, she moved into Sunnyside in July 2020.

Mom and I not only had a mother-daughter relationship but we were best friends.  We went to many concerts including Johnny Reid and Anne Murray to name a couple.  However, we were most in our element at curling championships, even if we disagreed on the best curler (Mom liked Jeff Stoughton and I liked Russ Howard).  We attended Briers, Scotties, Men’s and Women’s Worlds, Continental Cups, Grand Slams and, our favorite, the Olympic Curling Trials.  We of course, as women do, enjoyed shopping, going out to restaurants, and, on every Friday, Mom having her hair done with Tania Friesen, something which Mom enjoyed immensely.

I often told people that God gave my Mom dementia so I would lose her a little bit at a time and, when the time came, I would not be so devastated by her loss.  Dear God, it didn’t work; I am still devastated!

My heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in Mom’s care including A1 Personal Care Home, Sunnyside and Cherished Moments.  To my husband, Glen, thank you for being a wonderful son-in-law.  Glen has always said, that when he married me, he knew it was a package deal, me and my Mom.

Mom is at peace now, with all her memories intact, and will forever have my undying love and gratitude.

Mom, I love you more! – Your daughter, Roberta

*Mom has been cremated and I am taking her ashes home with me until a final resting place is determined.  A memorial service is not planned.  Flowers are gratefully declined.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity.

Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services.

Alfred (Burton) Sinclair

Alfred (Burton) Sinclair.   February 23, 1936 – July 10, 2021

It is with sadness that the family of Burton Sinclair of Prince Albert announces his passing on July 10,2021.

Burton was the youngest child of Robert(Bob) and Elizabeth(Lizzy) Sinclair of MacDowall, SK. He was born February 23, 1936 at the home of his grandparents, Alfred and Mary Smith.

As he was growing up, he was known for his friendly disposition, creative thinking, playful sense of humour and his ability to fix almost anything mechanical.  He was a fierce cribbage player and the undefeated champion of the license plate game. This was one of several games played while travelling with his family and dog, Chu Chu.  His all-time favorite trips were the camping trips to Mexico and across Canada.

Burton’s line of work was a natural extension of his love of mechanics.  He did construction work in BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.  During this time, he was known as Hiawatha.  When he started his own business-Sinclair Construction he became known for the quality work he did in many areas of Saskatchewan.

Burton married Carol Orton and they were blessed with one daughter, Cindy- his pride and joy.  They lived in Rosthern for many years.  After he moved to Prince Albert he continued in the same field of work until the age of eighty-two.  He still had a zest and passion for life and enjoyed his family, cousins, nephews, nieces and special friends.

Burton leaves to carry on his legacy, his hearty laugh, his ability to laugh at himself, his invention that salt fixes everything and his passion for life to his daughter Cindy Sinclair- Urquiza(Hernan),granddaughters Heidi(Kyle) Wilkin and Morgan Urquiza, great grandchildren Nathan Spencer & Preston Wilkin.  Also, he is survived by Cindy’s mom, Carol Sinclair whom he remained friends with to this day, and special friend Tina Doris Janvier.  Also, to remember him are his many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews that held a special place in his heart.

He was predeceased by his grandson Lyndon Urquiza on March 26th, 2021. Burton was the last one in his generation so he is welcomed into heaven by his parents, Robert and Elizabeth Sinclair, siblings Dave(Betty) Sinclair, Jean(George) Ramsey, Evelyn(Gerald) Christianson and Joe Sinclair and nephew Rick Sinclair.  He is also reunited by nephew Howard Ramsey (July 24/2021).

Funeral Services to be conducted by Major Judy Regamey at the Salvation Army Temple, 163 12th St East, Prince Albert, at 1:00pm on Saturday August 21, 2021.


Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services.

Alvin Pete Peters

With great sadness, the family of Alvin Peters give notice of his passing on Aug 4,2021 at St. Paul’s Hospital, at the age of 72. Alvin is survived by his 2 sons, Keith Peters and Wade (Jen Bain)Peters; granddaughter Neriah Baines, his sisters Joan Peters, Dorothy (Rick Souster), Ruth (Roger Nesdoly) and sister in-law Shirley Peters, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by parents Henry & Helen Peters, Mother of his children Evelyn Peters, brother Harvey Peters, sister Verna (Bob Pauls) and brother in-law George Sawatsky. In Lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Palliative Care, St Paul’s Hospital Foundation.

John Charles Sullivan

June 21, 1933 – August 16, 2021

On Monday, August 16th, John passed away at St.Paul’s Hospital.

He is survived by his partner Diane Arnesen and her family, his four children and their families, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his 1st wife, Bernice Sullivan(nee Orth), his parents Charles and Catherine Sullivan, and sisters Kay and Winnifred.

At John’s request no service will be held.

Fred McLellan

December 5, 1953-August 9, 2021
Fred McLellan passed away peacefully on Monday, August 9, 2021 in Saskatoon, SK. Fred had a wonderful childhood, growing up on the family farm near Broderick, SK. He moved to Outlook where he worked for Massey Ferguson and where his love for trucking began. He later moved to Saskatoon and worked as a long haul semi driver, driving all across Canada and the U.S.. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Dorothy McLellan, his sister, Evelyn Pelletier, and his nephew Timothy Quincy. He is survived by his sisters, Margaret McLellan, Louise Martens (Vic), Irene Pierce (Douglas), brother in law Roger Pelletier and wife, Kathy. 11 nieces, 10 nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews. His step children, Michael Cantafio, Tommy Cantafio (Talia) and Melissa McCutcheon (Darcy) as well as his good friends Tom and Shelly Cantafio and Bob Freeborn. Fred loved spending time with family and his many close friends. He will be forever loved and missed.
A small private gathering will be held at a later date.

Faye Suggitt

Faye Isobel Suggitt passed away peacefully August 13,2021 with her loved ones by her side.

Faye was Born in Quill Lake Saskatchewan March 22,1951 to Thomas Pirie  and Vera Pirie-Fraser.

She is pre-deceased by her parents, brothers Allan Pirie and Jamie Fraser and her twin sister Francis (in infancy).

Faye is survived by her loving husband of 32 years Greig Suggitt, her children Cori(Martin)Grieder, Ally Nagel, David(Sherri) Nagel, her Grandchildren Jessie, Payton, Max, Jasmine, Rikaeleigh, and David. Sisters and brothers Pat, Tom, Linda(Sandy), Evie, Sharon, Shirley(Rob), Sheila, Don(Kendra) as well as numerous  nieces, nephews and extended family.

Faye grew up in Watson Saskatchewan enjoying small town life with a host of long-time friends. She moved to BC for a short time and back to Saskatoon where she raised her children. She and Greig moved to Yellow Creek Saskatchewan where they retired.

Faye was a gentle honest loving person whose strength was amazing. Her sense of humour was always evident. She was dedicated to her husband and children, always putting them first. She loved all of nature especially animals and flowers. She enjoyed gardening, camping and spending time at the cabin as well as crafts of every kind.

At Faye’s request there will not be a public service. A Family and Friends gathering will be held at a later date. Those so desiring may make contributions in her honour to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of their choice.



Mary Plaschewsky

PLASCHEWSKY, Mary Elizabeth (nee Suetta)

April 10, 1934 – August 10, 2021

It is with sad hearts the family of Mary Plaschewsky announce her passing on August 10, 2021 at the age of 87.  She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 66 years, Joseph Plaschewsky, her children Janet (Callen) Galambos, Sharon Hill, Terry (Candy) Plaschewsky and Jo-Ann Prebushewski; her grandchildren Heather, Chelsa, Megan, Lea, Taylor and their spouses; 4 great-grandsons; her sisters Olga, Sarah (Joe), Irene and Helen; her brothers Frank (Carolyn)  and Allan (Joanne), sister-in-law Jeanette (Tom)  and numerous nieces & nephews.  Mary was predeceased by her brothers Alex & Albert, her sister Margaret; sisters-in-law Mary, Joyce, Beryl & Frieda; brothers-in-law Stan, Lorne & Mac and her son-in-law Arnie.

Mary was a very loving, caring mother & grandmother.  She enjoyed spending time at the lake in the summer, especially with her grandchildren.   Her favourite flower was Sweet Peas and she was particularly fond of watching the Hummingbirds.  It wasn’t unusual for Mary to be making a big pot of homemade soup even in the hottest weather.  The Chicago Blackhawks was a team she rooted for and Marty Robbins was her favourite singer.  We will miss her laughter, her playful spirit and her amazing hugs.

A private family gathering will be held in lieu of a service.

Frances Neddy Robinson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mom who passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Frances was born December 18, 1933 in Moose Jaw, SK. She was predeceased by her husband John (JC) Robinson in October 2009, her Mom Effie in 1933 when Frances was just 9 days old, her Dad Mike Koshman in 1989, Step Mother Mary in 1987, Sister Olga in 1990, Brother Walter in 2009 and Brother Teddy Koshman date undetermined. Frances is survived by her Daughter Terry Ross (Garry) and her children Melanie, Jackie (John), Chad (Stephanie) & Lyndsay (James); Her son Gary Robinson (Colleen) and his children Cory (Kelsey), Christopher, Michael (Melissa) & Kimberley; Her daughter Barb Morin (Tim) and their children Mandy Pravda and Step Son Danny; Her sister Joanne Flatekval; her brother Bob Koshman (Jean); 16 great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Mom devoted her life to her family and friends. She was an avid golfer and curler. She moved to Saskatoon in 2010 and became very involved at the Ilarion where she lived. She volunteered for coffee corner, Bingo and driving her elderly friends to their appointments. She loved going dancing on Saturday nights and playing bingo. She taught her grandchildren to make her famous perogies and cinnamon buns. She will be forever loved and forever remembered by her family and her friends especially Helen and Mary and Fran’s special Niece Sharon. We would like to Thank the staff at St. Paul’s Hospital – 7Med and the staff at the Glen Garda Hospice for all their care and attention. There will be no service that will take place, as requested by Mom, but we do appreciate your love and support during this difficult time. Please remember her fondly in your hearts. Cremation in care of Cherished Memories in Martensville, Sask.

Marion Bernice Parr

Marion Bernice Parr  May 14, 1925 – August 3, 2021

Marion passed away peacefully in her beloved hometown of Saskatoon with members of her family at her side.  She attended Victoria School, Nutana, and Nurses Training at City Hospital. She thrived as a phlebotomist at RUH for much of her career. She held positions of leadership
at Grosvenor Park United Church,
was on the City Hospital board, and served as President of Nurses Alumni. She married Bruce Green in 1952. They had 4 children: Bruce, Colin, Beverly, and Cynthia.  Marion loved music.  She found much joy in her children’s musical endeavors.   She was choir director at Grosvenor Park for years.  She still sang in a choir up until only a few years ago.

Marion was predeceased by her parents; Harold and Mina Parr,  her  brothers; Stewart, Gordon, and Elburn, and her husband of 27 years, Bruce Green.

Marion leaves behind her loving family including her children: Bruce(Paige)Green, Colin (Colleen)Green, Beverly (David)Toth, and Cynthia (Ferencs)Kovacs, 14 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.   With grateful hearts, we will never forget her devotion to her family.

A service to honor her was held last weekend.  Arrangements were entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Home.

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Mark Krilow

Our beloved, Son, Father, and Brother, Mark Timothy Krilow left this earth after a brief, but difficult illness. A fighter until the end, Mark passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the age of 52. Mark requested that his remains be cremated and that we spread his ashes at the Rabbit Lake Memorial Cemetery. We will be holding this event at a later date and time. Mark is predeceased by his Grandmother Frances Petit, his father Mike, and his brother Allan. Mark is survived by his Mother and Business Partner Alice Farness and Mark’s three children, son Trevor (Amera) and a granddaughter, Ariana. Mark’s daughter Emily (Taylor) and grandson Adrian, and Mark’s youngest son, Jacob. Mark is also survived by four siblings, Andrew, Linda, Brian, and Patricia. The family would like to thank Mark’s friends and customers for their support over the years.

Matthew Sean Morin

Matthew Sean Morin
November 22, 1984 – March 23, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Matthew Sean Morin. Beloved son, grandson, brother, father, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Matthew was an amazing artist, writer and conversationalist, who had the gift of being able to talk with and befriend everyone.  In his youth Matt was an avid skateboarder, softball player (Avalon and Eastview), and hockey player (Flyers). Joyful summers were spent at YMCA and Blackstrap Youth camp, Sargents horse camp, picnics and rides at Kinsmen Park with gramma and cousins; ice cream and burgers at DQ; trips to grandpa and grandmas farm; Edmonton, Nelson, Vancouver and Victoria.  Matthew was a true northerner and outdoorsman, loving and living most of his adult years in northern Saskatchewan. Pride in his Metis and Irish roots were seen in his tattoos, actions and words.  Matthew was a kind and gentle giant, whose presence and smile would light up a room.  When Matthew entered a room he made everyone feel big.  When he left, the room felt smaller than it did before. We will always remember Matt for his compassion for others, unconditional love, hugs, kisses on top of our heads and I Love You! Forever in our hearts!
Interment August 14, 2021 at St. Cyr Cemetery, Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.


Earl Nelson

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

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

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

Clementine Savage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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