Obituaries / Life Stories

Neil James Mathews

Neil James Mathews, 81, of Dalmeny SK passed away peacefully on August 2, 2019 in St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon SK after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Neil was born on March 8, 1938 in Lewvan, SK. Neil worked for the Family Farm Improvement Branch, was an instructor in the Water Sciences Program at Kelsey Institute, and worked on oak furniture with Bakker Brothers. Neil and Linda were married on April 28, 1962 and raised three children.  He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Valette Mathews. Neil is survived by his wife, Linda (Gebhardt) Mathews, his son Robert (Corinne) Mathews and their children Parker and Olivia; daughter Janet (Michael) Wallentiny and their children Selena and Drew; and daughter Brenda (Darryl Robinson) Mathews. In memory of Neil, donations may be made to Dr. Ali Rajput Endowment for Parkinson’s Disease at Royal University Hospital Foundation. A private family gathering was held.

Gertrude Frieda Johnson

Surrounded by family and love on August 3rd, 2019, Gertrude Frieda Johnson (nee Kunkel) passed away peacefully.

Gertie was born on January 30, 1930 in Neudorf, SK.  She grew up with her parents and 3 brothers attending school and church in this farming district until they bought their first farm in April of 1946 in the Coma Park District near Atwater, SK.  She had a good childhood.

Life on the farm for Gertie was very busy helping her mother as much as possible with housework, milking cows twice a day, rock picking by hand and stooking sheaves.  She enjoyed a break from the farm taking cans of cream by horse and buggy to Zenita, a 5 mile trip.  While there she would gather the mail and few groceries.  She had a horse she loved and a guitar she enjoyed playing.

In 1947 Gertie met the love of her life Darrell W. Johnson.  They courted, going out to shows and dances.  Darrell left for Flin Flon, MB., for work and Gertie moved to Flin Flon also in 1948.  She was hired on with Hudson Bay Co. Hospital working in the laundry dept.  She enjoyed her work immensely with 2 other gals who she described as lovely and they all got along very well.

Gertie married Darrell W. Johnson on December 22, 1949.  It was 50 below Fahrenheit that day.  The following October in 1950 they welcomed their first born daughter and as Gertie would say, she became a full time housekeeper and bottle washer.  The family quickly grew to 8 children and a move back to Atwater took place in 1965.  There Darrell did construction work at the Esterhazy Potash Mine.  While living in Atwater two more children would be born, making it 10 in all.

The next move in 1967 took the family to Saskatoon where Darrell hired on with the construction of Cominco Potash mine.  Once completed he was hired on permanently with Cominco and became Mill Foreman.  The family soon moved to Delisle to be closer to Darrell’s workplace.

While raising the family here it was a very busy life.  Gertie’s eldest son recalls Mom always trying to please all the children at dinnertime; when someone didn’t want to eat a really good nutritious dinner she made and just wanted a peanut butter and jam sandwich and dip it into a glass of milk.

Fun times were plentiful as well as love and hugs & kisses.  We all have great memories of summer camping and fishing trips to various lakes.  Often traveling to visit our grandparents and many aunts, uncles and cousins making lasting memories.

Once all the children were in school and at an age where we could fend for ourselves Mom took on a Monday-Friday part time evening hours job cleaning offices at Cominco Potash Mine and in Saskatoon cleaning office buildings on weekends.  This helped bring home some extra money to support the large family.  Sometimes she took some of us along and we got to help a bit which was a lot of fun for us. She was a hardworking lady with endless energy who always prided herself by dressing nicely for special occasions and keeping her hair looking beautiful.

Gertie and Darrell also loved curling.  They curled in bonspiels, ladies, mens and mixed.  Gertie teamed one winter with a sister, Emma and their team entered a grandmother’s bonspiel in the mid 70’s in Saskatoon and they proudly won first place.  The following year they entered again and made it into the final.

Gertie and Darrell were also Licensed Reflexologists.  The two had a home office area set up where side by side they helped many many people with various ailments.  This was very rewarding helping people with health issues, especially when their ailment ceased.

Once retired they moved to Saskatoon to condo life and remained there until 1997.  They missed having a house and yard and decided to move out to Radisson, SK.  Not too far from city life.  It was there they spent time beautifying the yard.  Making lovely flower beds, planting fruit trees and many towering poplar and lilac trees.  This really caught the eye of the town and people soon started to follow suit. Then there were the Christmas lights!  They kept a well-manicured yard and weedless garden.  They loved summer and working outdoors in the yard.  Gertie especially loved gardening.

They also loved taking fishing trips and even just going casting for the day to the Borden bridge.  Gertie and Darrell really enjoyed old time dancing and followed polka fests whenever possible.  They danced beautifully – teaching all of their 10 children how to polka.

Traveling to visit family & friends was very much enjoyed also.  In winter time card playing was a favorite with friends and family, along with jigsaw puzzles, sometimes until 5 in the morning, knitting, and crafts.  They were always busy visiting their 10 children, 20 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren at the time.

In September of 2011 Gertie and Darrell returned to condo life in Saskatoon in the Sutherland area.  Here they enjoyed entertaining local relatives & visits from traveling relatives along with their own large family.  Going shopping, breakfast outings to Smitty’s, lunch or dinner out, monthly bingo & cake night in their building.  Watching sitcoms, Young & The Restless, ball games (Blue Jay fans), hockey, Olympic events, classic and old western movies.

Gertie enjoyed reading the daily newspaper and doing the puzzles within it, crocheting many dishcloths and crossword puzzles.  Mom was a wonderful cook and baker.  We all loved coming home to visit and enjoy their company and her very delicious meals and desserts.  It was always a good fun time.  She loved keeping busy indoors and outdoors, rarely sitting idle.  She loved life and had a great sense of humor, always able to help Darrell remember a joke he may have partly forgotten.  She took care of so many of us for many years for which we love and appreciate her dearly.

Mom’s health issues required a recent move into Preston Park 2 Retirement Residence.  Mom loved their new residence and all the outdoor light that filled their suite and the view to outside through the many large windows.  She simply loved it.

Sadly her health declined quickly and we tearfully had to say our goodbyes as she peacefully passed away.

Gertie is one of 9 children.  She is predeceased by; her grandparents; her parents, Julia Kunkel (Mueller) and Gustave Kunkel; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; 4 sisters-in-law; George (Martha) Bender, Otto (Lizzie) Bender, Joe Bender, Emma(Cliff) Annabel (nee Bender), Margaret (Karl) Adolph (nee Bender), Art (Josie) Kunkel, Mary Kunkel; 2 nephews, John Adolph and Ron Bender; 1 great grandchild, Ryan Joseph (Michelle); one son-in-law Rodney Mittelholtz; daughter, Denise Catherine; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Gertie was greatly loved and will be sadly missed.  She will be forever in our hearts.

Gertie will be greatly missed by her loving husband Darrell of nearly 70 years; 9 children; 21 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; 2 brothers; 2 sisters-in-law and families; cousins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Darlene (Len) Bernges; Michael (Olivia, Janine, Nathan) Bolton; Michelle (Chad and Melissa) Bolton; Aaiden; Taiha; Dominik; Landon; Ellena (Chad) Harlan; Odin (Melissa); Mark (Brooklyn, Alexandra, Kailey, Blake and Mataya) Bolton.

Gloria (Mark) McMahon; Dawn (Colby, Mason and Alyssa) McMahon; Dwaine (Gracie and Emily) McMahon.

Our Beloved sister Denise (April 3, 1953 ~ June 18, 2010) and her late husband Rodney Mittelholtz (March 18, 1955 ~ April 7, 2009).  Their family, Neil (Heather) Mittelholtz (Carley) and Christina Mittelholtz (Tristan and Chase).

Geraldine (David) Wiebe; Jaime Hart (Desiree, Haile and Tyler); Sheldon (Melissa) Hart (Housten and Braylen).

Russell (Brenda) Johnson; Lindsey (Chad) Termul; Chad (Cora) Johnson (Boedy and Lincoln); Stacey (Chad) Laing (Harper).

Darrell (Susan) Johnson (Amber and Kendall).

Tracy (Marty) Weinberger; Jennifer (Trevor) Mills (Ava); Bradley.

Donelda (Dale) Muchowski ( Ashley and Ryan).

Curtis (Lorene) Johnson (Cade and Lexi).

Rhonda Hobbis (Jaxon).

2 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law; Kurt Kunkel, William (Elaine) Kunkel, Eleanor Bender (Joe).

Mom leaves with us many good times and special memories we will always hold dear.

A Celebration of Life for Gertie will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the Nostalgia Country Hall (5185 Strathcona Avenue)- just across the road from Riverside Estates.  See nostalgiacountryhall.com for a map.  In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Gertie’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

John Bradley Yausie

November 17, 1953- July 27, 2019

It is with grieving hearts we announce the sudden passing of John Bradley Yausie.  John was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Clayton and Bernadette Yausie.  John found the love of his life in Sherry (Turuk) and was married in 1975.  John was the father of two children: Ryan and Ashley and as a family they moved to Vancouver Island for many years.  John loved the outdoors and spent his time gardening, riding motorcycles and taking trips to the family cabin in Cochin.  He was loyal and fiercely protective of family and friends. He leaves behind his treasured wife Sherry, son Ryan and extra special granddaughter Emily.  John now rests easy with Bill, Vera and his beloved daughter Ashley.  As per John’s wishes there will not be a service.  A celebration of life will be arranged at a later date.

Edward Chris Moen

February 8th, 1935 – July 16th, 2019

Edward passed away July 16th, 2019 at Luther Special Care Home.  A small graveside service will be held in the future.

Edward was born on the homestead farm near Viscount, SK.  He married Sharon Howes June 21st, 1969.  They lived in Saskatoon where they raised their children.  Edward was a farmer and commuted to his farm by Viscount, working Monday to Saturday and coming home to spend Sunday with his family and attend church.

Edward was diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer’s which forced him to retire from farming at the age of 79. He moved to Trinity Manor in June of 2017 and then moved to Luther Special Care Home in March of 2018.  Edward was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church and Louise Avenue Congregational Church.

Edward was predeceased by his wife Sharon (Howes) in 2003; parents, Peter and Margit Moen; siblings, Ethel, Carl, Harald, Mina, Arnold and Hilda.  His is survived by his children Melba (Larry) Wiens, Edward (Tatyana) Moen, Melody (Ryan) Yuzik, and Koni Cherry; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; as well as his brother Ivar (Mildred) Moen.

Special Thanks to the staff at Trinity Manor and Luther Special Care Home for the care they gave Ed and for enjoying (putting up with) his sense of humor, continuous teasing and his jokes!

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan.

Donna Paulette (Bauer) Melling

Mom was born in North Battleford, SK on October 14th, 1954 to Thelma and Joe Bauer. She grew up in Glenbush, with her younger sisters, Dianne and Joanne, and later moved to Makwa. Here she fell in love. Mom and Dad were married on June 8th, 1974. The young couple moved to Saskatoon and eventually to Martensville. They had four beautiful children: Nadine (1979), Karla (1980), Tyler (1984) and Eldon (1986). We were lucky to have her home to raise us. We remember many picnics, trips to the zoo, and so many other adventures.

Mom unconditionally loved her family to the fullest. She had a gift of knowing when and what you needed and was always around to help. She was the rock of the family, her strength amazed us all.

Mom’s greatest joy was her grandchildren and being a significant part of their lives, she was much more than just ‘Grandma’, especially to Ethan. We know that she will be watching them every minute, from Heaven.

Mom’s other joy was her yard and garden. She spent countless hours planting, pruning, weeding and harvesting. Her devotion to her garden was admirable. We all loved to help shell peas, clean carrots and beans, make salsa, spaghetti sauce and pickles. We were grateful for the unlimited supply of canning and vegetables. We will never be able to recreate Mom’s pie crust or her cinnamon buns and will miss the never-ending baking from the deep freeze.

Mom had the opportunity to travel with her family and she loved being able to take hot vacations. These trips provided precious time spent with her family without life’s distractions.

Mom’s battle with cancer was brief and tragically ended on July 21st, 2019. We will miss you more than words can express and we love you to the moon and back.

Family and close friends will be gathering at Cherished Memories (591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville) on Thursday, July 25thfrom 4-6pm to say our good-byes to Mom. It will be come-and-go as there will be no formal service, as per Mom’s wishes.

Mary Alma Virtue

Mary Virtue, 71, of Allan, SK., passed away peacefully surrounded by family and loved ones, from liver cancer on July 17, 2019 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Phyllip Virtue(2016). She is survived by her daughters Tanya Wagner and Kiersten Kalych (Glen McCallum), grandson Nathan Wagner and dog Mouse.

She will be deeply missed by her many friends.  Mary was born in Walla Walla, WA, and eventually settled in Allan, SK. in 1984, committing much of her free time to acts of service and volunteering with the local school, the Allan Community Players, Royal Purple and Al-Anon.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the care staff at St. Paul’s that showed such compassion to us and our mom.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Close To Home Campaign – 1702-20thStreet West, Saskatoon, SK. S7M 0Z9.

Kristopher Graeme Kennedy

Sept 13 1982 – July 16 2019

Kris lived out his life by sharing love and laughter with those around him.  Kindness is the first adjective that comes to mind by all who loved him.  His amazing sense of humour and fun are just some of the most loved qualities that will make living without him feel so empty.  With eyes that lit up when he smiled, and a beard that was so glorious it could never be forgotten. Kris had a way of making an impression on everyone who came into his presence.  He spent his time playing and watching sports, and grew up with an intense love for farming with his dad.  His greatest joy was bringing his two beautiful children Henry and Sadie into the world alongside his wife Terri.  His will to fight came from the love he had for his children and the dreams he had to watch them grow up.  Kris fought a brave battle with Cancer and passed away on July 16th2019 surrounded by his family who had the honour to love him and to call him husband, son and brother and friend. The loss of Kris is simply too profound, and although living without him seems impossible, the imprint he has made on the hearts of those he has touched will carry us.  Until we meet again.

Donations in Kris’s Memory can be made to his children – Henry and Sadie’s College Fund or to Royal University Hospital Palliative Care.

A Celebration of Life for Kris took place July 22,2019 – 1pm at the Northridge Community Center in Martensville.

Irene Emelina Zimmerman

The Lord granted Irene’s wish, taking her to be with Him and with those family and friends who preceded her into Heaven.  In the early hours of July 11, 2019, Irene passed away at Saskatoon City Hospital, after a brief stay preceded by approximately one month in the care of RUH staff.  Irene was born in Saskatoon on October 20, 1934 as Irene Emelina Williamson, and grew up in Prince Albert.  Irene spent her married life in North Battleford, raising a family of six children. As a widow she moved to Saskatoon where she lived out the remainder of her life.  Many of Irene’s mid-life years were spent working at the Saskatoon RUH. For roughly the last twenty years she resided at Elim Lodge in Saskatoon, before needing medical care as the Lord guided her Home.  Her family thanks the Saskatoon RUH and City Hospital staff members for the care provided to Irene during her last few weeks.  A celebration of Irene’s life and a celebration of her passing into Glory will be held for her family, friends and acquaintances on Tuesday July 23, 2019 at 2 p.m., at Erindale Alliance Church in Saskatoon.

 

Donald Patrick McKay

McKay, Donald Patrick (Pat), age 69 of Martensville, Saskatchewan died surrounded by love on July 5, 2019 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon SK.

Pat was born in Regina, SK on August 28, 1949.  He grew up in rural Saskatchewan living in Estevan and Edenwold before spending most of his childhood in Whitewood. After attending high school in Regina, Pat served in the Regina City police for 2 years before joining the RCMP. In his first posting to Prince George BC, Pat met his one and only, Wendy.  They began their adventures through the Northwest Territories and while stationed there, their children Tim and Katie were born.  After postings in both the NWT and Yukon, they were transferred south to Manitoba spending time in Winnipegosis, Melita, Lynn Lake and Dauphin where Pat and Wendy eventually retired.  They moved to Martensville in 2018.

Pat had many interests in life.  He had a life-long love of hockey as a player, coach, and volunteer.  He loved to read, fish, and work with wood.  Everyone who knew him likely has a wooden bowl spun with care on Pat’s lathe. His biggest love in Iife though was his family.  Summer camping trips were always a highlight and many hours were spent on the road doing family road trips.  He was a loving husband, dedicated father, and wonderful grandfather.

Pat is survived by Wendy (nee Robinson), his wife of 44 years, son Tim (Sharlene), daughter Katie (Alex), brother Ross (Carol) and sister Sheila.  He also leaves behind his grandchildren Liam (13) and Bridgette (6).  He will be missed by the Robinson family and numerous nieces and nephews.   He goes to heaven to join his father TD “Mac” McKay, mother Margaret, Brother Murray, sisters-in-Law Muriel and Avonda, brother-in-law Geoff, and niece Shannon.

A Memorial Service will be held July 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Cherished Memories Funeral Home – 591 Centennial Drive North, Martensville, SK.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Paul’s hospital foundation Palliative Care Campaign at www.sphfoundation.org.

Roger Julien Brad

Roger was born on October 17, 1957.  He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 29, 2019 at the age of 61 years.  He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Anna (nee Williams); children: Carrie (Ryan) Lalonde; Jared (Erin); Jillian; Jeslin (Jena-Le): Grandchildren: Eve, Alexis, Kale, Lucian and Domenic Lalonde; Gunnar and Vanessa Brad. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 5th, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Leask Community (Lions) Hall, Railway Ave, Leask, SK. Arrangements in care of Cherished Memories Funeral Services & Crematory.

Barry Dean Nelson

Barry Dean Nelson (41), of Corman Park Sk passed away suddenly and unexpectedly June 26, 2019. Viewing and Prayers will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 11:00 am with a lunch to follow. Both services will be held at St Anne’s Catholic Church, 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon.

Barry was born Sept 8, 1977, in Saskatoon to Edwin and Margaret Nelson. He attended school in Warman and graduated in 1995.  He worked for a short time in the oil fields near St. Walburg, then returned to Saskatoon and drove truck for Saskatoon Processing.  He studied and became a power engineer in December of 2010. In early April of 2011 he started his career with Suncor Energy based in Firebag AB and worked there until his death.

 

On September 11, 1999 he married his high school sweetheart Tatum Doell. They had three children that Barry loved beyond words Aiden Dean (17), Brinley Riann (14) and Troy Lucas (12). He had two older brothers Chris and Shane who he looked up to and loved to be with any chance he could.  He treated his in-laws Chuck and Barb Doell like his own parents and his brother in law Ryan like a little brother to look out for.  He also leaves behind his beautiful nieces Tessa, Samantha, Mickenna, Jaida, Danika (poohbum) and Leah; and his very special sister-in-law Lorelei.

 

He will be greatly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 

Say not in grief “he is no more” but in thankfulness that he was….

Gerald Joseph Richard Grimard

Gerald (Gerry) Joseph Richard Grimard

May 11, 1959 ~ June 24, 2019

Gerald (Gerry) Grimard was tragically taken from us on June 24, 2019 at the age of 60 in Saskatoon. He leaves to mourn his parents, Robert and Denise Grimard; sister, Estelle Grimard-Best(Lucianus Best) and daughter Terlynne McKay; brother, Richard(Rick) Grimard and wife, Debbie Yeo, daughters, Zoe, Heidi and Roberta Grimard; sister, Yvonne Monks, son Trevor(Jodi) Monks and their children, Mason and Brooklyn, daughter Wendy(Wade) Monks-Janzen and their children, Sophia and Cameron and daughter Sharlene Monks(Joel Phillips).

Gerry was born in Cudworth Hospital, Saskatchewan on May 11, 1959. He lived in Prudhomme until 1967 and then moved to Saskatoon where he resided until his passing. He went to St. James Elementary School grades 3 – 7 and Holy Cross High School grades 8 – 12. Gerry went on to University and then to work in different fields of knowledge he had acquired.

We are very saddened by our loss. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 11:00am at the Holy Spirit Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Cherished Memories Funeral Services is entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.

Clifford Clayton Friedrich

Clifford Friedrich passed away peacefully in his home on June 24th, 2019 at the age of 74.
He was born in Wilkie Saskatchewan on June 29th 1944. In 1960 he accompanied his parents to Middle Lake, Saskatchewan. In 1962 he went to work at Gunnar Mines in Northern Saskatchewan. After this time, Cliff and family lived a few years in Kindersley, Sask and then off to Kerrobert, Sask where he owned his own Plumbing business. In 1976 they moved onto Saskatoon, Sask where they made it their permanent home. He has four children Kim, Cam, Darcy and Jennifer.

Any donations can be made to Telemiracle.

Myra McPhail-Pearman

Myra passed away Saturday June22/19 in Saskatoon.

Myra was born July 20th 1932 in Elfros Sk.

She later moved to Prince Albert to live with her sister Beth and continue her schooling.

In her late teens she married Bill Pearman & they raised there 5 children on a farm south of Prince Albert.

When her circumstances changed when she was 40 and she had to start a new life on her own, she showed everyone what a hard worker and remarkable business woman she was.

She went to P.A. Business College and took a book keeping course in order to support herself.

That was just a start with her new job, she was now able to take nursing, beginning by correspondence and finally finishing it in Saskatoon & Toronto.

Her nursing  career took her to Saskatoon, B.C. and the N.W.T. Her last nursing post was at Montreal Lake First Nation, where she made many lasting friends who loved to come and visit nurse Myra after she retired, when they were in Saskatoon

Myra was always very proud of her kids and loved to think back on the early years with her  family on the farm

When the grand kids started to come along she turned into an absolute unapologetic cereal spoiler.

In 2012 Myra was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and had to be moved to a nursing home,

of course she fought that every step of the way which was no surprise to anybody that new her.

She resided there until her passing

Myra is survived by her Son-Kim [Julie] Daughters-Dana [Bill Doran] Zoe [Glen Lipsett]

Grandchildren-Chad & Scott Pearman, Christopher & Chelsea Pearman, Cody Powell, Katlyn Dirk and Benjamin Pearman.

Myra was predeceased by the father of her children Bill Pearman, her sons Rory & Harold Pearman.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Edward Joseph Fendelet

Ed, beloved and admired father, grandfather, husband, brother, uncle, and friend passed away at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, at the age of 72. Ed was born in North Battleford to parents, Stephen and Emma Fendelet. He married Mavis Elaine Zaiachkowski and they lived in Saskatoon to raise their family.  For many years Ed worked in the Meat Packing Industry in various roles ranging from Foreman to Plant Manager.  A designated jack of all trades, just prior to retirement Ed became a technician repairing and installing food processing equipment.

In earlier years Ed enjoyed coaching broomball, going to the lake, fishing, driving the boat and pulling his boys water skiing and most of all watching his boys play hockey, driving them to many games and tournaments throughout their childhood.  In retirement Ed loved to be at his camper at Shell Lake, driving his golf cart, playing golf & getting the odd hole in one, and campfires with family and friends.

Ed is survived by his loving family; his son Calvin (Tricia) and their children: Calista, Ayden, Kade, and Koen; son Quentin (Rhonda) and their children: Reese, Chase, and Tessa; brothers: Clarence (Bernice) & Marcel (Susan), sister Therese (Tony) Humen; sisters-in-law: Ellen Wylie & Eileen (Grant) Beauchemin; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Ed was predeceased by his wife Mavis, father and mother Stephen and Emma, in-laws Alex and Ann Zaiachkowski; brother-in-law Wayne Wylie; sister-in-law Connie Fendelet.

In respecting Ed’s wishes there will not be a Funeral Service. A memorial gathering to celebrate Ed’s life will be held on June 26 in Lloydminster, AB for family and close friends. Memorial donations in honor of Ed may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #101, 440-2nd Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C3 or the Canadian Mental Health Association, 2702-12th Ave., Regina, SK S4T 1J2.

Terry Davidson

 

Terry Robert Davidson

April 20 1960 – May 30 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Terry Robert Davidson, on Thursday May 30th.  Terry fought a fierce battle with a relentless foe, and was surrounded by his dearest loved ones, at home, until the very end.

Terry was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on April 20th 1960, to Robert “Bud” Lewis Davidson and Moira Helene Davidson (Stenhouse), younger brother to Sandra and Karen.  He spent his childhood years in and around Prince Albert, and at the family “shack-tent” in Waskesiu, Prince Albert National Park.  Terry was a rambunctious child who kept his CN Carman father and Teacher mother, as well as his sisters, always guessing about his next adventure. In his teenage and early adulthood years, he kept busy working with Parks Canada, the Department of Highways, and the Military Reserves in Prince Albert.

Terry first laid eyes upon Amanda Scholfield, who had recently immigrated from England, in 1979 – and it was love at first sight!  They were married on June 20th, 1981, and spent the next 38 years together, raising their two loving children, Nigel Robert and Erin Margaret.

Terry was a dedicated 35 year, third generation railroader at CN Rail.  He hired out in March of 1980 in Prince Albert, and spent the next several years working conductor shortages across Saskatchewan and Alberta.  Terry and Amanda moved their young family to Saskatoon in 1987, where they found great success and happiness.  The family juggled shift-work for many years as a Railroader and Registered Nurse duo.  Terry worked as a Yardmaster at Saskatoon Yard up until his retirement in 2015.  Terry was an avid gardener, fisherman, and price-checker – he famously wouldn’t pay sticker price if he could help it!  He had an unyielding passion for History, particularly WWII history.  He found special joy watching his grandsons Owen and Oliver grow up.  Terry and Amanda enjoyed traveling and camping together, and shared in many unforgettable memories in Hawaii, on Vancouver Island, and at various campgrounds across Western Canada.

Terry was predeceased by his father Robert.  He is survived by his wife Amanda, son Nigel, daughter Erin, son-in-law Kevin Wonta, grandsons Owen and Oliver; his mother Moira, sister Sandra (Lorne) Huyghebaert, nephew and niece Devin and Sarah (Michael), sister Karen, aunt Reta Simpson, cousin Randal (Linda), cousins Greg (Bev) and Dave (Teresa) Jackson; Parents-in-law Rosemary and Michael Scholfield, sister and brother-in-laws Simon, Sarah, Emma, Clive, Malcolm, Julia, and Alex, and all their families; as well as other cousins, extended family members, and close friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday June 6th, at 13:00 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall Branch 362 located on 3021 Louise Street, Saskatoon, SK.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Paul’s Hospital’s “Close to Home” Campaign for Hospice and End of Life Care.

Fred Hillis

Fred was born in Macklin, SK., on March 30, 1940 to Edgar and Elsie Hillis.  Fred was predeceased by his first wife Sheila and his brothers Lorne and Arnold.  He is survived by his wife Earla; son Richard (Christine); sisters Bev and Pat; step-daughters Karen (Marcel), Debra (Dale) and Kelly Dawn (Adan) and six grandchildren.

Fred passed away suddenly on May 30, 2019 while visiting his family in Montana.  There will be a Memorial Service held on June 10, 2019 at the Mayfair United Church (902 33rdStreet West) at 2:00 p.m.

Donations in Fred’s memory can be to The Lung Association –(1231 8thStreet East, Saskatoon, SK., S7H 0S5).

Andrew Tony Huren

Andrew Tony Huren passed away on May 23, 2019.  Andrew was born February 21, 1956.  Survived by his wife Leslie and Dad (Peter Huren).  Andrew was predeceased by his mother Pauline Huren; sister, Cindy Huren; uncle and aunt, Rusell and Bonnie Huren and their sons, wives and children; sister-in-law, Carrie Thompson; brother-in-law, Rod Radford; daughters, Lynn and her husband Barry Tanner along with their children Johnahs and Joshua, Charolette Cavanagh, Amber Derbowka, Melanie Cavanagh Brownlee; Wynter’s sons, Dantae, Khrystyan and Cayden; Wynter’s daughter, Quinn; Tina Pruijs (Lance, Tyler, Manning and Johnathan), Carmella and Mancius, Nicole and Patricia Palvermacher.

Andrew enjoyed photography, camping, fishing, motorcycles, carpentry and he liked to watch wresting on T.V.

In Andrew’s memory a donation may be made towards Prostate Cancer Research through the Saskatoon Cancer Centre – 20 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK., S7N 4H4. Phone (306)655-2662.

Service of Remembrance will be held June 8th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Westside Pentecostal Church – 3488 Fairlight Drive, Saskatoon, SK.

John Blake Chorney

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

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

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

 

 

 

Linda Kaye Homann

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

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